Mahindra group offered internship opportunity to the son of a millionaire oil trader — who wanted to be independent and prove his potential to his parents.
On Sunday, Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra group took to twitter to applaud the efforts of the 19-year-old son — Dwarkesh Thakkar — who ran away to Shimla to earn his living.
“Doing a Sunday catch-up on my reading. I admire this young man. He wanted to strike out on his own. He may seem just like an eccentric runaway, but he could also be tomorrow’s successful, independent entrepreneur. I’d be happy to offer him an internship at @MahindraRise,” he tweeted.
Reacting to the offer made by Mahindra, Dwarkesh told the Times Of India, that though his future is still undecided, the internship is a “great opportunity” and he would “definitely take it.” He said, “It is a great opportunity for me and I will definitely take it up if I can get in touch with anyone from the company.”
His father Rakesh Thakkar, on his son being offered internship by Mahindra told TOI that “Dwarkesh has just one aim — to make it big on his own one day.”
This came after Dwarkesh Thakkar was in the headlines for washing utensils in a hotel in Shimla and sleeping on roads, thanks to the two Vadodara police officers who figured him in Shimla during a holiday. According to a TOI report, he has been working in the hotel for over a month.
Engineering student Dwarkesh, who left his home in Padra to attend college on October 14 had merely ₹1,250 with him. However, he didn’t return to his home that day and decided to take a train to Delhi, after which he was untraceable by the police for almost a month.
Dwarkesh didn’t want to study or go to college, which is why he wanted to leave his home to prove his identity to the world.
Looks like where there is a will, there is a way indeed!