An extraordinary journey of an ordinary Ratnagiri boy. Watch Sushant Singh Rajput talk to you about Vishwas Shinde
India CSR News Network
PUNE: Finolex Industries Ltd. India’s largest PVC pipes and fittings manufacturer. The Pune headquartered company undertakes significant social and charitable initiatives through its CSR partner Mukul Madhav Foundation. One such initiative of the company is the story of Vishwas Shinde, a 15-year-old boy from Ratnagiri who battled all odds and rude jolts from fate to work hard towards his goal he had set for himself.
The movie M.S.Dhoni
The Untold Story; is not just about cricket! The movie is an emphatic portrayal of the journey of a common man against all odds, it is the journey of resolve and how if you want to, you can change your destiny. Such is the story of Vishwas Shinde, a 15-year-old boy from Ratnagiri who battled all odds and rude jolts from fate to work hard towards his goal he had set for himself.
Vishwas Shinde, a student from a poor family studying in the ninth standard at Phatak High School in Ratnagiri district became deaf after an acute attack of mumps in the year. He had to discontinue his education but fate intervened in the form of persistent teachers who made him resume his studies.
Not only did he appear for his SSC examination under the disabled student’s category but also came out with flying colours securing 80% marks! What made the feat exceptional was that due to his poverty and deafness he could go for no special training but rely on only text books. It was this same courage that made him enrol for a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at the Government Polytechnic in Ratnagiri although he continued to suffer from deafness. A cochlear implant could solve Vishwas’ problems and it is then that Mukul Madhav Foundation, the CSR partner of Finolex Industries Ltd came to the rescue of the 15-year-old Vishwas.
The company provided Rs.7.5 lakhs required for restoring his hearing (Rs.2 lakhs for the surgery and Rs 5.5 lakhs for the cochlear implant.) Moreover, when Vishwas secured admission the mechanical engineering degree the Foundation contributed Rs.20,000 as scholarship for three years.
Watch Sushant talk to you about Vishwas’ extraordinary journey! While you catch the journey of a young ambitious man, from a small town in India become the captain of one of the best cricket teams in the world. There are many other stories around us which do not become as popular but are no less heroic. Do you know of any? Share with us, we are listening.