Corporate Social Responsibility

Lesson from Mahesh Londhe: learn and change your life

Mahesh Londhe’s life is a shining example of the power of education to transform lives. The 21-year old who studied in a Marathi medium municipal school has cleared his Chartered Accountancy final exam in the first attempt. He passed another milestone when he recently joined Thermax to work with its Finance group in the Boiler & Heater division.

Clearing one of India’s toughest exams is only one of the obstacles that Mahesh has surmounted in his young life. Coming from a family of bhel sellers, he says his prime motivation was his parents who supported me in all my decisions. “My father never forced me to follow the family workwork. He encouraged me in my studies and my plans to become a CA.”

Mahesh is grateful to the Akanksha Foundation for helping with his education, financially as well as through invaluable mentoring. His association with Akanksha began 13 years ago, when he started attending one of Akanksha’s learning centres at Pune to supplement his studies at school. He remembers his mentor Aashish Patki making him realise that he needed to work towards a life beyond his 10th standard. Mahesh also acknowledges the invaluable support of M.S. Unnikrishnan, Thermax MD, who sponsored his preparation for the CA exams.

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