The Indomitable Spirit Of Pradeep Mehra
Filmmaker Vinod Kapri spotted Mehra when he was on his way home after a night shift at McDonald's, Noida.
Lt. Gen. satish dua
Mehra's spirits have been garnering appreciation from all across the country. Retired army general Satish Dua lauded the boy for his Josh and said that he had an interaction with Lt. Gen of the Kumaon regiment, Lt. Gen Rana Kalita to help the boy pass recruitment tests based on his merit.
Praises showered upon the 19-year-old
Rejecting Kapri's offer of a lift, Mehra said that he ran around 10km, (six miles) very night after his shift.
Why you ask? To join the Indian Army
Mehra lives in Noida with his brother. He ran every night after work since he did not have time during the day.
The will of the 19-year-old Mehra is unbelievable.
Pradeep refused to have dinner with Kapri saying that he needs to get home and cook food for himself and his elder brother who also works a night shift.
when Kapri asked him why he did not run in the morning instead? Mehra responded by saying that he had to wake up early, cook his meals and leave for work.
Anand Mahindra also shared the video to his Twitter handle with the hashtag #MondayMotivation
Mehra hails from Almora, Uttarakhand. His parents presently reside there. Mehra's father is looking after his mother, who is ill.
What will you do if the video goes viral?
"Who is going to recognize me? It's okay if it goes viral, it's not like I am doing anything wrong" - says Mehra jokingly.
Deputy CM, Manish Sisodia admits to have watched the video multiple times and praised his undeterred grit.
Bollywood celebs too praised the 19-year-old's determination
Manoj Bajpayee, Kala Aggarwal reacted to Vinod Kapri's tweet sending lots of best wishes to Pradeep.