After this success, Anand with the help of Surendra Shelke Sir, started the preparations required for climbing the Everest 2011. For this expedition he was in need of 20 to 25 Lakhs for the expenses. As his family was unable to bear it, he tried to get a sponsorship. This he tried to accomplish by meeting many people. He even met CM, sports Minister of Maharashtra and Home Minister of India. – from the Chief Minister to the MLAs and MPs of Maharashtra and also the businessmen and many other people.
But nothing came off this even after roaming for eight months. In return he was insulted at many places, “Why should a poor boy dream?”, “A son of a mechanic should become a mechanic.”, “If you want to do something for the country, take money from the country. How am I related to this?” Because of these numerous insults Anand was very disheartened.