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Jawa to award Railway Hero Mayur Shelke a motorcycle for his exemplary bravery

Recently, a CCTV video went viral of a person who saved a child at a Railway station without thinking about his own life. The person who saved the child was Mayur Shelke, a railways pointsman who ran on the track and helped in picking up the child. This video also caught the eye of Anupam Thareja, director at Jawa Motorcycles. He tweeted that Jawa Motorcycles will be giving a motorcycle to Mayur for the bravery he showed at the railway station.

Anupam said “pointsman Mayur Shelke’s courage has the Jawa Motorcycles family in awe. Humbled by his act of exemplary bravery, truly the stuff of legends. And we’d like to honour this brave gentleman by awarding him with a Jawa Motorcycle as part of the #JawaHeroes initiative.”

In a separate tweet, Anupam said “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 Community.” It is not yet known which Jawa motorcycle will Mayur be getting.

The railway incident happened on April 17 at Vangani railway station. The Railway central authorities have appreciated the courage that Mayur showed that day and announced a cash reward of Rs. 50,000 for him.

Anupam Thareja was not alone who noticed this act. Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group also took notice of this incident. He wrote on Twitter “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 (sic).” Not only this but Anand Mahindra also announced that he will be gifting Mayur Shelke a brand new Mahindra Thar for his act of bravery.

Anand Mahindra has also gifted Thar to Indian cricketers as a gift for winning the series against Australia by 2-1. He announced that he will be gifting the Thar to Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Shubman Gill, Shardul Thakur, T Natrajan and Mohammed Siraj. Out of these 6 cricketers, Shardul Thakur and T Natrajan have already received their Thar. You can read more about it by clicking here.

Late deliveries

The deliveries of Thar are getting late because of the global shortage of semiconductors which are used in various functions of the vehicles. The infotainment unit, ECU, instrument cluster, climate control and other various sensors use a microprocessor. Due to the shortage that the whole world is facing the deliveries of Thars are getting delayed. If you book your Thar right now, there is a high chance that it will get delivered next year.

Jawa Motorcycles

On the other hand, Jawa Motorcycles is currently working on a new scrambler based motorcycle. The manufacturer has a bit of a cult following because of Jawa’s past. They currently have three motorcycles in their portfolio. There is the Jawa Jawa, Jawa 42 and the Perak.