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Mahindra’s post on National Youth Day ended up giving his followers a glimpse of his school days.
Business tycoon Anand Mahindra took his 8.6 million followers on Twitter down memory lane. The Mahindra boss disclosed his favourite subject in school, his thoughts on hunger for learning and aptitude for subjects that aren’t that interesting. He also touched upon the need for encouraging school teachers for a wholesome learning experience.
It all began with Mahindra’s tweet on National Youth Day. The billionaire businessman tweeted saying that on National Youth Day we should not only celebrate the young in age but also those who are young at heart. Mahindra said that it was important to preserve the fresh and youthful outlook on the world around us. He went on to say that he feels reinvigorated whenever he visits schools.
His post went viral just like the numerous ones in recent times. Seeing Mahindra exalt youthful perspective, numerous followers commended his perceptiveness, some even went on to ask him questions about his young age.
In the image shared by Mahindra, he is seen seated at the backbench in a classroom full of young girl students. One of his followers was quick to take the opportunity to rhetorically ask if Mahindra was a backbencher in school too. The businessman in his nonchalant ways quipped that backbenchers always had the widest possible view of the class—and the Universe.
School is integral to those formative years of one’s life where likes and dislikes are a predominant preoccupation. In the same thread, another user asked Mahindra about his favourite subject in school. The Chairman of Mahindra Group responded by saying that his favourite subject was history. He also spoke about the significance of studying history to invent the future.
It is a norm in any virtual Q&A session to come up with the most unique questions. One user asked Mahindra about his ‘unfavourite’ subject in school or college.
The Mahindra boss answered the question with his characteristic wisdom and added why teachers needed to be encouraged more. “If you’re hungry to learn, no subject is uninteresting. I would not enjoy a subject only if the teacher was uninspiring or unenthusiastic. There is hence an enormous responsibility upon teachers. As a society, we need to encourage them far more,” he tweeted in his response.
Mahindra’s tweet has got over 14k likes with nearly a thousand share and over 300 comments.