High School Dropout Mansukhbhai Prajapati, Invents Electricity Devoid Clay Fridge
Mansukhbhai Prajapati who was a high school drop out invented a clay fridge running without electricity. Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam called Mansukhbhai, a “True Scientist”. The title best suits to him. From this it is clearly understood that nothing is impossible. Every landmark in Mansukhbhai Prajapati’s voyage is based on the deep faith in the thought that every person can do wonders.
Being a resident of the village Nichimandal of Morbi, Rajkot the only profession he knows is clay making. Even though he had deep passion towards cricket he did not neglected his traditional profession.
Due to tight financial crisis Mansukhbhai and his family were forced to migrate to Wankaner. Initially he worked as a tea-seller, and later joined Jagdamba Potteries, a rooftop tile manufacturing facility in 1985 for a very low earning. He wanted to do something unusual so he started his own earthen plate-manufacturing unit with the loan issued by the bank.
When the fateful earthquake of 2001 severely smacked on him as a result he lost everything. One of the features in Sandesh Gujarati Daily – captioned ‘the broken fridge of poor’ – inspired Mansukhbhai Prajapati a lot. That moment led Mansukhbhai to begin his work on a rural fridge that completely avoided the usage of electricity. After three years of sheer hard work and research, Mansukhbhai was able to launch Mitticool in 2005.
Mitticool.in is now an ISO certified company that is making cheap affordable refrigerators including cookers, water filters, footplates, and many more. The fridge is based on the simple scientific principle that evaporation resulting in a cooling effect due to the presence of water channels. Mitticool is honored with lots of achievements and awards due to the hard work and determination of the personality Mansukhbahi.
He has proved that the words of APJ are true by becoming a real scientist.
Remember, science is the acceptance of what works and the rejection of what does not. That needs more courage than we might think.