The Power of Pawar  
Photo: Mr. Meenal Harischandra Pawar

Mr. Meenal Harischandra Pawar, a resident of Navaze village in Thane District, passed the Motor Mechanic Vehicle (MMV) Trade Course at Sakwar with 83% and found employment at Bafna Motors (Mumbai) Pvt. Ltd., Nerul as a mechanic. Today, Meenal is a Workshop Supervisor and his work profile includes interacting with customers for understanding problems with vehicles off-road, allocating jobs to mechanics and ensuring its completion to the satisfaction of the customer, arranging parts for vehicles, opening of job cards in SIBEL system and completion of billing procedure

Meenal acquired computer skills and is today able to operate a laptop for identifying the faults in EURO-III vehicles with the sensors attached to the vehicles.

To quote Meenal, “I come from a poor tribal village. My father is a farmer and since we have very little land of our own, my father works in other rich farmer’s fields. After completing my Class X, I did not have any direction as to what next steps to take. At that time, I went to Ramakrishna Mission where I came to know of the MMV Trade Course that was supported by Tata Motors. After completing the one-year duration of the course, I received a joint certificate from Tata Motors and Ramakrishna Mission. The technical, theoretical and practical knowledge that I had received during the course, helped me to excel in the interview for employment with Bafna Motors. I now am a Supervisor and am able to save and send Rs. 1000/- p.m. to my family. With that money, my two younger brothers are receiving education and I hope that some day they too would get good jobs”.

 

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