Billionaire Gifts Maruti S-Presso To Ragpicker-Turned-Journalist Maya Mukti

In an inspiring story, Maya Mukti went from rag-picking to representing India at the UN. Now, Billionaire Cyrus Poonawalla has gifted her a Maruti S-Presso.

Currently, the socio-political conditions are quite harsh in India and around the world. In such a scenario, there are still some stories that are full of hope and upliftment. Maya Mukti is one of the many Indians who have succeeded against adverse conditions. The 13-year-old bride was working as a rag picker. However, she went on to become a video journalist with the aim to bring villagers’ issues to the authorities attention. Eventually, Maya Mukti ended up representing India at the UN. Since then, she has been receiving accolades, public support, and now a Maruti S-Presso. Let’s take a closer look!

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Billionaire Gifts Maruti S-Presso To Journalist Maya Mukti

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To commemorate the success story of Maya Mukti, Cyrus Poonawalla (head of the Serum Institute of India) has gifted her a Maruti S-Presso. Apparently, the Billionaire was inspired by her story and wanted to help her mission. Currently, Maya Mukti is working with many villages around Nashik city and helping them to bring local issues to the attention of the authorities. Cyrus Poonawalla hopes that the new car will help her travel to the villages quickly and easily. Maya has recently learned to drive and got her license. She is quite amazed by the kind gesture and resolves to follow the fight for local issues.

Previously, Maya Mukti used to travel in infrequent public buses. In certain cases, she had to pay for taxis or rent cars to visit several villages. The new car will help her to save a lot of time, energy, and money. The rag-picker-turned-video journalist vows to work even harder now and try to help more people. While a Maruti S-Presso is not a big deal for the Billionaire Cyrus Poonawalla, the gesture is pretty helpful. If more people could take steps after reading such stories in a newspaper, we might see more dreams turning into realities.

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Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is a very popular car in India. It has sold more than 75,000 units. The mid-size SUV is based on Suzuki’s lightweight Heartect platform (seen on the Celerio and the Wagon R). It features a commanding stance with a high-positioned bonnet, large headlamps, and a pair of LED DRLs. Additional features include electrically adjusted ORVMs, a new cabin air filter, a dynamic center console with Smart Play Studio, steering-mounted audio, a voice console, and idle start/stop. The company has also added pre-tensioners and force limiter front seatbelts with front seatbelt reminders.

The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso comes with a price tag of Rs 4.25 lakh – Rs 5.99 lakh, ex-showroom. It comes in 4 trim levels – Std, LXi, Vxi, and Vxi Plus. The next-gen K10C Dual Jet Dual VVT petrol engine offers a maximum of 66 hp and 89 Nm of power and torque respectively. The refined engine offers a mileage of 24.12 km/l – 25.30 km/l. For transmission, it is paired with a 5-speed manual and an AGS (Auto-Gear Shift) or AMT option.Safety features include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, a high-speed alert system, reverse parking sensors, and Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Hill Hold Assist in AGS transmission variants.

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