Friday, February 5, 2010
Obama's calls to Bihar's rickshaw guru
By Bihar standards, it's an abnormal sight. The US Ambassador to India, benumbed a aeon rickshaw, through the streets of Patna.
The photo-op followed an allurement continued by the Ambassador, Timothy Roemer, to Irfan Alam, to accommodated President Barack Obama after this year in Washington.
Alam is accepted as "Bihar's Barrow Man". The appointment he's been asked to appear in the US brings entrepreneurs together.
For three years, Alam, who accelerating from Ahemdabad's Indian Institute of Management (IIM), run Samman, which works with 10,000 barrow pullers beyond 10 states. They accomplish as allotment of a superior-service brand, accouterment newspapers and mineral baptize to their customers.
"People like Irfan accept accepted that the spirit of entrepreneurship is alive, alike in states like Bihar. At the aforementioned time, he is additionally active a assisting business, and it will be an honour to accept him in America," said Timothy J Roemer, the US Ambassador.
As for Irfan, he has bigger plans. "The abutting claiming for me is to additionally advice these rickshaw-pullers accept their own bargain homes, to accord them the appropriate to roti, kapda and makaan in the appropriate sense."