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Anand Mahindra Praises Guy Who Was Orphaned At 11 But Is Living An Inspirational Life

| Published on June 17, 2020

Anand Mahindra has again won our hearts by recognizing a young boy whose story is an inspiration to all. In his recent Twitter post, Anand Mahindra was seen praising Govind, who was only 11 when he lost both his parents to Tuberculosis. Despite the difficulties, Govind turned his life around and has made a name for himself.

Govind’s story was shared by Naandi Foundation on Twitter where they explained how Govind was forced to work from a very young age due to his parent’s demise. He had to work at a food cart to be able to provide for his siblings. Later he was taken in by a child welfare organization that enrolled him in a school. Gradually, he got an admission to Mahindra Pride School in Chandigarh, which is run by Naandi Foundation.

The inspirational story shared by Naandi Foundation caught Mahindra’s attention who further shared it with a caption ‘People Who RISE!’.

Started in 2007, Mahindra Pride School a place where socially and economically disadvantaged youth are recruited and trained and are later helped with finding jobs as per there skills.

Govind was trained in retail for three months and was placed at a Lifestyle Store, one of the leading apparel and accessories brands in India. The Naandi Foundation further shared that Govind is now saving up to rent a house for himself so that he can get his siblings to move out of the orphanage and come live with him.

The story went viral instantaneously and many people on social media were seen praising the hard work and dedication of the young boy. His story resonated with many and people were truly amazed by Govind’s ambition to find a way forward despite the obstacles.

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