Anand Mahindra gives an update on Manipur youth who built an 'Iron Man' suit
Ningombam Prem during his internship at Mahindra University

Guwahati: A recent post from industrialist Anand Mahindra shows that the power of social media is unparalleled. The chairman of Mahindra Groups shared an update on Prem, the Manipuri youth who went viral on social media last year for building an ‘Iron Man’ suit from scrap.

21-year-old Ningombam Prem took over social media with his super cool homemade robots made out of cardboard and electronic waste.

Mr Mahindra, shared a post from last year on Sunday and tweeted, “Many of you may remember Prem’s story. We were delighted when he accepted our offer of joining Mahindra University  where he is now an engineering student. And this past summer he interned at Mahindra’s Auto Design Studio under the tutelage of Pratap Bose.”

The original tweet which is from September 2021 said: “Move over Tony Stark. Make way for the REAL Iron Man. And it would be a privilege to assist him & his siblings in their education. If someone can connect me to him, it will be a privilege for me & K.C. Mahindra Education Trust to support him…”

Sharing the success story of the Manipuri youth, Ningombam Prem, Mahindra tweeted, “I was very pleased when Pratap told me that Prem’s had a very successful summer internship—working specifically on advanced car door opening mechanisms. Most important Pratap praised Prem’s inclination to ‘learn by making things.’ We need more of that mode of education!”

Mahindra reached out to Prem last year and had also shared a tweet regarding their interaction. “Remember Prem, our young Indian Ironman from Imphal?” Mahindra wrote, adding: “We promised to help him get the engineering education he wanted and I’m delighted to share that he has arrived at Mahindra University in Hyderabad.” 

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