New Delhi (IANS) Industrialist Anand Mahindra on Saturday tweeted that he has set aside Rs one crore as initial fund to invest in micro entrepreneurs, after watching a clip of a physically and hearing challenged person who makes e-bikes from waste material. His gesture as well as the skills of the 60-year-old Vishnu Patel from Surat in Gujarat earned praise from Twitterati.
Mahindra tagged a video clip sent by a user and wrote on @anandmahindra: "Fabulous story. I'll reach out to him to see if I can invest in upgradations for his workshop. In fact he's inspired me to personally set aside Rs 1 crore as an initial fund to invest in micro-entrepreneurs like him in the country. So much talent & innovation waiting for recognition."
The tweet he tagged read: "@anandmahindra thought sharing this video with you. He's a divyang ever since he was one-year-old, can't hear but his skills are powerful. He knows tricks that can make things work alternatively. He's impressing all of us... I hope you like it."
The 1.41-minute clip got 27.4K views, 843 retweets and 4.1K likes.
One user wrote: "Salute to the man for his talent and salute you for recognising the same. You are an inspiration, sir @anandmahindra."
"Much much much needed... several such ideas that need your support and encouragement," read another tweet.
One user said: "I just love such skilled hardworking persons... and kudos to philanthropists like Anand sir who take a personal interest in helping out the deserving people."
A user tweeted: "Hats off to you sir for encouraging innovation."
"That's a really nice initiative, sir. Good luck," remarked a Twitter user.
"Really, he is amazing and inspirational personality," said one user.