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- Created on Thursday, 30 August 2012 03:02
Mumbai: Super 30 founder Anand Kumar, speaking at the annual Global Investor Conference, organized by Motilal Oswal Financial Services in Mumbai on Tuesday, said that despite numerous offers of financial help from a host of big name organizations, he has stayed away from taking any such aid to manage and run his school.
"I have never taken any financial help from anyone, though people have been generous enough to appreciate my work and offer help. I want to show that even without big funds, a small effort can make a big difference if one has the true commitment to the cause,” Kumar said at the function that was also attended by Olympic Boxing bronze medal winner Mary Kom and noted film and serial producer Ekta Kapoor.
Thanking all of them who came forward to help him for the all-important cause he has been pursuing for over a decade which has helped 263 students from underprivileged families reach the IIT, Kumar said it was nice that people were acknowledging an ordinary person like him and that was his biggest reward.
Incidentally, Motilal Oswal Financial Services earlier bagged the 'Best Employer' award at the IPE Banking, Financial Services and Insurance Awards, 2012.
In the midst of the who's who of the business and financial world that included CEOs of top notch companies, Kumar said that education was the one and only way of taking India forward in the real sense.
"The solution to all the problems lies in education as it empowers human beings," he said while dwelling on the inspiring tale of his innovative school in Patna.
Representatives from companies like ACC, Dish TV, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Yes Bank, Zee Entertainment, Voltas, Tata Steel, Shoppers Stop, Reliance Communication, Power Grid, L&T Kotak Mahindra Bank, SBI Mutual Fund, and Franklin Templeton Investment were also present on the occasion.