Time and again Indians have proved to be masters of jugaad or improvised innovation— from inventing small devices like fruit picking tools to making full-fledged vehicles. Like most inventions, these creations were made as a solution to persisting problems.
Lalluram, a 77-year-old man from Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district, was prompted to make one such invention as he fell sick after being exposed to high temperatures. India Today reported Lalluram, who earns his livelihood by vending flowers, created a portable fan in an attempt to stay cool as he goes about his day in the hot summer season.
According to Lalluram, he made the fan after borrowing its parts from different people. The innovative fan is attached to a helmet and is powered by a solar panel. A video of Lalluram’s innovation is going viral across social media platforms.
In the video, Lalluram explains that the intensity of the fan perched on his head depends on the sun’s rays—the hotter the sun is, the faster the fan. He adds that the fan does not work in shade.
देख रहे हो बिनोद सोलर एनर्जी का सही प्रयोग
सर पे सोलर प्लेट और पंखा लगा के ये बाबा जी कैसे धूप में ठंढी हवा का आनंद ले रहे है ! pic.twitter.com/oIvsthC4JS
— Dharmendra Rajpoot (@dharmendra_lmp) September 20, 2022
Kya bat h baba ji bhut achhe ❤️
— Rani Sharma (@RaniSha07583843) September 20, 2022
Woww ye India hai yha jugaad kabhi band nhi ho skti 👌✨😂😜
— Poonam Sharma (@PoonamS92733323) September 20, 2022
हिन्दुस्तान में जुगाड़ की कमी नहीं है 😀
— Awadhesh Kumar Tiwari (@Awadhes12316789) September 20, 2022
अरे वाह 👏👏👏 चाचा जी के जय हो 🙂🙂🙂
— Eleena Biswas (@EleenaBiswas) September 20, 2022
क्या मतलब ऐसे पंखे का? सर पर इतना बोझ होगा कि सर दर्द होने लगेगा इससे अच्छा गर्मी सहन करना बेहतर है।
— Arvind Kumar (@ArvindRaisauri) September 20, 2022
लल्लनटॉप ना है, ये बतियाये रहे है कि जुगाड़ करने में भारत आज भी विश्वगुरु हैं और मौका पड़ने पर दुनिया को नई दिशा दे सकता है, बाकी इस फील्ड का कोई पुरस्कार हो तो वो इस बाबा को जरूर मिलना चाहिए।
— Manish Kumar (@akelaabachchha) September 20, 2022
Ingenious invention. Just wondering the load on the head is worth the cooling relief? https://t.co/pGwO9tnWUa
— Piyush Rai (@Benarasiyaa) September 20, 2022
The netizens are in awe of Lalluram’s innovation. Commenting on his video, a Twitter user wrote, “This is called innovation without harming the nature.”.
However, many people wondered if the weight of the fan and the solar panel makes it hard for Lalluram to carry it. Echoing this view, a Twitter user wrote, “Ingenious invention. Just wondering the load on the head is worth the cooling relief?”.