“Iron Man” from Manipur wants to become the inventor of mechanics | Imphal news
A native of Heirok in the Thoubal district of Manipur, about 20 miles from Imphal, the 21-year-old made seven robot suits, including a battery-powered Iron Man helmet and arms. Prem’s video was shared by Brut and retweeted by Mahindra, gaining appreciation across social media.
“I am amazed and inspired by Prem’s ambition and skills that have blossomed despite – not because of – his situation. Many of us from privileged backgrounds have never appreciated enough the resources that have been given to us. But Prem uses trash and basic tools to shape his designs, ”Mahindra tweeted.
I had tweeted about Prem, the young man from Imphal who used scavenged materials to build an “Iron Man” costume. I wanted … https://t.co/AfuJM7To4x
– anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) 1633012580000
In another tweet, he said Mahindra Group’s design director will mentor the Prem, while his siblings will receive a full education. “A few days ago, representatives of the Mahindra Group visited my family and asked me about my work and family background. My mother, who runs a small tea shop to run the family, told about our humble life, ”a soft-spoken Prem said on Saturday.
Second of four siblings, Prem has just completed his fine arts degree from Imphal Art College. “Since I took science classes in class XII, I want to study engineering. As a result, the Mahindra Group team will choose a good engineering school for me, ”he said.
“I didn’t believe I could study engineering because of our low family income. Before they visited us, I thought my life would be confined here to odd jobs. I thank Anand Mahindra sir for giving me such a great and incredible opportunity and for sponsoring the education of my brothers and sisters, ”said Prem. “I will work hard to become an inventor of mechanics and bring fame to the country and the state,” he added.
Prem’s mother, Ningombam Rasheshori, is happier than him and said that such an opportunity would reduce the burden on her of raising her family and children. “It is like an opportunity offered by God for us. My happiness has no limit ”, she declared, while thanking Anand Mahindra. Prem said he started making electronic items like a motorized mini fan, while studying in class III, with help from elders in his locality. “Since then, I have designed many objects. Besides robot suits, I also made an automated pollution control mask and a mini fridge, ”said Prem, who is a big fan of actor Robert Downey Jr for his portrayal of Iron Man.