Mayur Shelke, a railway pointsman became a hero after a CCTV video became viral on social media. Shelke, who jumped in front of a speeding train to save a child caught the eyes of many. The video also reached the top bosses like Anupam Thareja and Anand Mahindra. Anupam Thareja, director of Jawa Motorcycles lauded Shelke and announced a motorcycle as a gift to him. Jawa representatives recently handed over a Jawa to Mayur Shelke and here is the picture.
Only a day after Anupam Thareja’s announcement, Jawa representatives went to the home of Mayur Shelke and handed over a brand-new Jawa to him. Mayur and his family were present to receive the gift from Jawa. Anupam Thareja tweeted that the Jawa Heroes initiative recognises real heroes from all corners of India. He also added that Jawa is honoured to have him ride as a part of the Jawa Kommuniti.
“The entire Jawa Motorcycles family sends across a heartfelt cheer to Pointsman Mayur Shelke. Our ongoing Jawa Heroes initiative recognises real heroes from all corners of India, and we’re honoured to have him ride as part of the Jawa Kommuniti.”
Following Anupam Thareja’s tweet, Anand Mahindra, chairman, Mahindra Group also lauded Mayur Shelke for his efforts. Anand Mahindra said, “Mayur Shelke didn’t have a costume or cape, but he showed more courage than the bravest movie SuperHero. All of us at the Jawa family salute him. In difficult times, Mayur has shown us that we just have to look around us for everyday people who show us the way to a better world.”
The Jawa Motorcycles is partly owned by Mahindra Group too. Anand Mahindra is quite popular when it comes to announcing gifts and rewards to honour the achievers in India. Back in January, Mahindra announced a new Thar to six new debutants in the Indian test cricket team in Australia.
Continuing the rewards, Anand Mahindra also announced a brand-new Mahindra Thar for Mayur Shelke. However, that will take time as the Mahindra Thar has gained more than 50,000 bookings in India and the waiting period has climbed to around one year due to the shortage of the semi-conductors and other constraints.
The railway authorities also applauded Shelke for his bravery and announced a cash reward of Rs 50,000 for him. He was applauded by the railway and DRM staff after the act of bravery.
What happened exactly?
On 17th April, Mayur Shelke, who was on duty at Vangani railway station. The CCTV footage shows a blind lady walking with a child on the platform. The child slips and falls on the track while a high-speed train was approaching on the same track. Mayur Shelke enters the scenario and runs towards the speeding train to save the child just in time.
The whole scenario was captured on the CCTV camera and the footage became viral on the Internet with people applauding Mayur Shelke for his bravery and quick decision to rescue the child.