Monday, January 4, 2010

3 Idiots Recognize Small Innovators

Chetan Bhagat tried to create a controversy over credit in 3 Iditos, but the small contributors to the film from the remote araes of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra are thrilled because of the recognition given to them by the producer.

The producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra of the film '3 Idiots' did not forget to recognise Mohammad Idris of Hasanpur Kalan near Meerut in Uttar Pradesh and Sheikh Jahangir, a painter from Jalgaon, Maharashtra whose grass root innovations are used in the film. They both were given cheques of Rs 10,000 each. These innovations were introduced by National Innovation Foundation to the film producers.

The team of '3 idiots' is currently on a tour to celebrate the overwhelming success of the film and were in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar on Sunday. Amir's relations with Gujarat were tense earlier because of his stand on Narmada and Godhra issue. But with time all seems to have been forgotten, however, while talking to media the entire team refused to take any question on the controversial matters.

Idris had developed a 'cycle operated horse shaver' in 2005 and Jahangir had developed a 'Scooter mounted flour mill & washing machine'. Both the innovations have been shown in the film as a part of the innovations. Both the machines have been patented by these innovators with the help of the National Innovation Foundation.

Mohammad Idris had studied up to fifth standard and then started his career as a barber, his family profession. He later shifted to the horse clipping profession, as it was better paying. Now, this has brought a national fame to him.

He is clipping horses for 20 years now. Earlier he was using clippers which were expensive to maintain. He learnt to maintain them and gradually developed to idea of upgrading it to an automatic mode. He has developed two models motor operated bicycle operated.

He has got it patented through NIF and is selling his products in areas like Pilibhit and Bareilly.

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