Imphal: Keeping his promise intact, Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra has invited the Manipur boy who created an Iron Man suit from scrap at Mahindra University in Hyderabad to study engineering.

Twenty-year old Prem Ningombam from Heirok had created an impressive innovation by turning discarded scrap items into a fully functional Iron Man suit. His ability impressed the netizens, including the business tycoon who is very active on micro blogging site Twitter. 

Applauding his skills, the Mahindra Group’s chairman had promised to support Prem to continue his education.

Now, true to his word to help pursue the boy’s dream, Mahindra tweeted on Tuesday, “Remember Prem, our young Indian Iron man from Imphal? We promised to help him to get the engineering education he wanted and I’m delighted to share that he has arrived at Mahindra University in Hyderabad.”

He even thanked Indigo airline for taking such good care of him.

Apart from helping the young innovator, Mahindra also promised to facilitate his continuing education under the Mahindra Foundation.

Earlier, in a series of tweets, Mahindra had said, “About Prem, the young man from Imphal who used scrap material to build an ‘Iron Man’ suit. I was keen to support his obvious talent & I’m grateful to our Auto sector partners, Shivz Autotech in Imphal, for visiting Prem & his family to understand his desires.”

“I am awestruck & inspired by Prem’s ambition & skills that have flowered despite—not because of—his circumstances. Many of us from privileged backgrounds never appreciated enough the resources we were given. But Prem uses scrap material & basic tools to shape his creations,” he said.

“Our Group’s Chief Design Officer @BosePratap is equally inspired by Prem & will be connecting with Prem to mentor his career. @SheetalMehta the head of the Mahindra Foundation will facilitate the continuing education of Prem & his siblings…”he added.

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