Noted industrialist Anand Mahindra took to Twitter today to shower praises on a young ballet dancer from Delhi who is chasing his dreams in the UK despite a number of challenges and hardships.
Sharing a newspaper clip of the man’s journey, which the Chairman of the Mahindra group got from his friend, he tweeted that he applauds the man’s talent.
The newspaper clipping talks about 20-year-old Kamal Singh, who is the son of an e-rickshaw driver in Vikaspuri, and how he crowdfunded his fees for a top ballet school in the UK. His course duration is one year and costs 8000 pounds. There are other additional costs of living and commute.
Mr. Singh, who says he didn’t even know what ballet was before the age of 17, raised 20,000 pounds from fundraising platform Ketto in just 14 days.
“A friend in the U.K sent me this clipping… A Delhi e-rickshaw driver’s son gets entry to the UK’s most prestigious ballet school. In the middle of a global lockdown, we get to see a young man unlock his entire world & his future. I stand and applaud,” Anand Mahindra, 65, tweeted of the man’s outstanding journey.
Report by Tushar Ghosh Delhi DS News
Reported on – 17-October-2020