In a world full of grumpy businessmen who are only concerned about doubling their digits, there are a few exemplary humanitarians. One such example is Mr. Anand Mahindra. He is the chairman of the Mahindra Group. It is a Mumbai based business conglomerate. They operate in various fields such as aerospace, agribusiness, aftermarket, automotive. They also operate in components, construction equipment, defense and so on.
He is an active user of Twitter. And is often seen sharing opinions and views and stories. He interacts with people via Twitter. And when he comes across stories of people who deserve a helping hand, he makes sure that they don’t go unnoticed. Here are a few such instances.
1. The Very Famous ‘Shoe Doctor’
This man should be teaching marketing at the Indian Institute of Management… pic.twitter.com/N70F0ZAnLP
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) April 17, 2018
This lucky man caught his attention. And he was so impressed by the way he presented himself. And that he even tweeted saying, “This man should be teaching marketing at the Indian Institute of Management…”
Recall my tweet about Narseeji,the cobbler?Our team in Harayana met him&asked how we could help.A simple&humble man.Instead of asking for money,he said he needed a good workspace. I asked our Design Studio team from Mumbai to design a kiosk that was functional&yet aesthetic.(1/2) pic.twitter.com/Oefr69yAy1
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) April 28, 2018
He used Twitter to track him. And had his team meet the man. When offered money, the man had asked for a workspace. Which was granted! His design team was asked to set up a functional and yet aesthetic kiosk for the ‘Shoe Doctor‘.
2. Honored Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu
But am adding a gift of ₹10lacs from my personal a/c.His paralympian Gold was achieved against higher odds. His was a #Rise moment (2/2)
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) September 12, 2016
Seeing Mariyappan Thangavelu’s exemplary performance in the Paralympics. Twitter took it to Anand Mahindra and requested him to gift him a car.
He surely did acknowledge the request. Not only did he gift a car, he also added Rs. 10 Lacs. That too from his personal account. It surely was a #Rise moment!
3. Auto Modified As Scorpio
This auto driver had modified the back of his Auto. Moreover, like the back of a Mahindra Scorpio. The picture caught Anand Mahindra’s attention. Soon, he tweeted asking his followers for help to locate this auto driver.
Iconic. A way to 'Rise.' Thanks for sharing this.Can you help locate him? I'd like to buy it for our museum & give him 4 wheels in return.. https://t.co/uwQ5wYcDpW
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) March 19, 2017
He offered to buy the auto for his museum. And, in return give him 4 wheels! And as expected, Twitter did its job. Soon, they located the driver. Here’s what happened next,
Here's Sunil, the proud owner of the 3 wheeler 'Scorpio', now a happy owner of a 4 wheeler. All thanks to you twitterati! (2/2) pic.twitter.com/5nb12j2dnj
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) May 3, 2017
He gifted the man a brand new Mahindra Supro. Which, can be used commercially similar to an Auto. Good luck to the auto driver!
4. Food Truck Expansion
Back in 2015, 34-Year-Old Shilpa was going through some financial crisis. She had purchased a Mahindra Bolero pick up truck. And, used it as a Food truck and started making and selling delicacies. Soon, This was tweeted to Anand Mahindra and the generous man, as always, took it to his hands. And, helped the woman expand her business.
He tweeted saying,
A terrific story of entrepreneurship to end the week with.At Mahindra,we call this a Rise story. Am so delighted the Bolero played a small role. Can someone reach her & tell her I will personally invest in her expansion by supplying a Bolero for the second outlet she’s planning? https://t.co/1J4fcLxdUg
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) December 29, 2017
And, she soon received her brand new truck.
Praises to Anand Mahindra again for supporting entrepreneurship. And, helping out a woman in crisis.
5. The Pothole Artist
This was an initiative by Baadal Nanjundaswamy. He used art to deal with the pothole problems in his city. He added a life-size crocodile in a pothole with water. And, it sure did draw him a lot of attention. He also made several other arts with other potholes. Here’s how Anand Mahindra supported him,
Yesterday I tweeted how Ukrainians dealt with potholes. Here's how we creative Indians turn our liabilities into–literally–'street art!' pic.twitter.com/Luz2N7l3hz
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) August 1, 2017
When he found out the artists Twitter handle, he tweeted out to him too, saying,
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) August 1, 2017
What an inspiring person he is, isn’t he? When God gifts you with a lot, you should give it back to the needy. Mr. Anand Mahindra has very cleverly understood this moral. And, he has been giving back and encouraging. He has been supporting many people. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!