Mahindra Chairperson Anand Mahindra's keen eye to spot worthy small businesses has struck gold again. On Tuesday, he had tweeted an earnest request on social media to help Coimbatore 'Idli-entrepreneur' Kamalathal by providing an LPG connection. Mahindra shared her humble story on Twitter stating ' If everything you do is even a fraction as impactful as the work of people like Kamalathal'. He had offered to buy an LPG fueled stove for Kamalathal.
According to the post shared by Mahindra, Kamalathal has been serving upto 1000 idlis per day at the minimal cost Re.1/idli. The video shows Kamalathal slaving by a wood-burning stove steaming idlis and preparing chutney as a one-man army. The octagenarian has reportedly been serving the hungry Coimbatore residents for the past 30 years. According to the post, Kamalathal does this to serve affordable breakfast to daily wage workers in-and-around the area.
Responding to Mahindra's request, Bharat Gas Coimbatore (BPCL) immediately issued an LPG connection to the idli-vendor. An overjoyed Mahindra thanked BPCL for gifting Kamalathal ' a gift of health'. He also offered to support her continuing costs of using LPG. Thanking Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan for the thoughtful gift, Mahindra said that this development was superb.
This is superb. Thank you Bharat Gas Coimbatore for giving this gift of health to Kamalathal.— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) September 11, 2019
As I have already stated, I am happy to support her continuing costs of using LPG...And thank you @dpradhanbjp for your concern and thoughtfulness https://t.co/tpHEDxA0R3
Credit goes sh. Anand Mahindra ji....and yes GOI, who's prompt action. Even people can help through social media......— Rajनिश (@9rajnish) September 12, 2019
To all the people who moan about how India has lost its humanity, its compassion, here is an example of how little things show our compassion @Nidhi @ShekharGupta @tavleen_singh @surjitbhalla @dravirmani @sardesairajdeep @smritiirani @ShashiTharoor @dhume @surjitbhalla @Ram_Guha— Anil Bhalla (@anilbhalla88) September 12, 2019
Spotting a philanthropist, gymnasts, singers, and artists, through the help of social media, has become a phenomenon.. Thanks to all who follow up and support them. Look forward to finding hidden talents in S&T.. 👍— SVer (स्वर) (@Sandeep_1966) September 12, 2019