The Assam Kaziranga University

A Guwahati daily wage labourer bought himself a two-wheeler with money he had saved for nearly eight years in a piggy bank.

Upen Roy, a resident of Guwahati’s Boragaon, purchased a white scooter and paid for it with coins carried in a sack to the showroom.

Since 2014, the boy has been saving coins in the denominations of Rs 1, Rs 2, Rs 5, and Rs 10 with the goal of purchasing a two-wheeler.

He took a portion of his savings and went to a nearby dealer to purchase his dream motorcycle after realising his collection had grown to Rs 1.5 lakh.

In a similar incident, another Assam man made headlines in February when he bought a new scooter with a sack full of coins from his savings.

The Barpeta district stationery shopkeeper had been saving money for months and arrived at a showroom with a bag full of coins.

Hirak J Das, a YouTuber, revealed the incident after sharing his story and photos on Facebook with a caption, “Even if it takes a lot of money to fulfil a dream, sometimes it can be fulfilled by saving, little by little.”

The Assam Kaziranga University