Jawa Motorcycle gifts bike to Mayur Shelke who saved a kid from speeding train
Unless you have been away from the Internet for the past few days, there is a high possibility that you have heard about Mayur Shelke. He is a railway pointsman who risked his own life to save a kid from a speeding train. A video of him saving the child also went crazy viral online. Following this, he earned appreciation from many, including Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, businessmen Anand Mahindra and Gautam Adani, and actor R Madhavan. Now, Jawa Motorcycle has joined in to honour the braveheart by gifting him one of their motorcycles.
Anupam Thareja, Director at Jawa Motorcycle, took to Twitter to share the news and a picture of the hero.
“This braveheart honours us by riding our machine. Mayur, you will serve as our continuing inspiration. To be as selfless, courageous and resourceful as you. You are a true #JawaHero,” he wrote while sharing the image.
Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra also tweeted to appreciate the company’s gesture. “This is a truly special man. Not just because of his selfless act of bravery but because of the humility & charity he displayed post his recognition. What a privilege to have him accept our gift,” he wrote. Mahindra’s company Mahindra & Mahindra, a few years ago, revived the defunct Czech brand Jawa in India through their subsidiary Classic Legends.
The ministry of railways also announced an award of ₹50,000 for Shelke. Following this, the pointsman announced that he will give half of the award money for the education of the child he saved.