The 19-year-old Indian Army aspirant Pradeep Mehra, who’s inspirational story went viral on internet, is receiving assistance offers from all corners of the country after he shared his story, aspirations and vision with News18 UP/UK.
Mehra, who was in News18 Studios on Monday, shared how he works all day and runs back home 10 kilometres every night to train for the Indian Army.
After he shared his story on News18, Mehra received multiple assistance calls including one from Uttarakhand Cabinet Minister Ganesh Joshi, who promised to bear all expenses of his mother’s hospitalisation and the teen’s education.
Moved by Mehra’s story, Member of Parliament from Tehri Vijay Laxmi also promised monetary help in the form of Rs 50,000. Further, Noida Police Commissioner has also offered help to Mehra.
Sharing his story, the 19-year-old from who hails from Uttarakhand, also explained his reasons for the midnight run from work to reach home.
He said that in the morning he cooks and doesn’t get time, during the afternoons and evenings he works. But once he is done from work, he runs to make-up for the lost time.
He added that he works to ensure that there is no added burden on his brother and how his father has been looking after his ailing mother.
Despite the overnight fame, the boy remains unhindered from his aim and reiterated that he will continue to run, until he qualifies for the Indian Army.