Today there might be no person who doesn’t know Sonu Sood. Sonu sood is a famous Indian actor. He is not only a reel hero but also a real hero, who started helping people reach their native places during pandemic, helping graduates get job who lost their job in pandemic. He arranged flights for some lakhs of Indians who are in foreign countries and couldn’t reach their homes due to lockdown. Starting from helping people reach their homes in pandemic, his heart started to provide scholarships for higher education pursuing students, in the name of “Prof. Saroj Scholarships”. His heart didn’t set boundaries for helping. Irrespective of the state, irrespective of the caste and religion, irrespective of how big the problem is, He expanded his efforts to help needy people.
There came some comments and lot of people claimed sonu sood that he is fraud and all these news of helping others are only for fame. For this, Sonu sood gave a strong reply. He said ” I have data base of 7,03,246 people, phone numbers, addresses and aadhar numbers of the people whom I helped.” We rarely find such real life heroes. One shouldn’t claim others who are helping others. We should just stay calm if we can’t help, let others help.
Besides helping migrants reach back to their homes, he has also been providing free education and medical facilities to young children and has been creating free employment opportunities to the needy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the lockdown, Sonu Sood even launched a toll-free helpline number so that he can help those who needed assistance during the coronavirus crisis. He also reached out to a couple of members of the film fraternity who asked for financial help on social media.
UNDP announced a special humanitarian award to Sonu sood for extending a helping hand and sending lakhs of migrants, stranded students across geographies abroad, back to their homes. This award shuts all the mouths of people who claimed sonu sood with false statements.
A statement by UNDP on the award given to Sonu Sood read: “The ‘Special Humanitarian Action Award’ given to Mr Sonu Sood was conferred on him by the Department of Planning of the Government of Punjab, with the support of the Sustainable Development Goals Coordination Centre. The awardees were selected based on the recommendation of an independent jury. UNDP was not involved in the selection nor in the conferring of the award to Mr Sonu Sood. We congratulate Mr Sood on receiving this award and appreciate his humanitarian efforts to help people in these challenging times.”
The award was presented to the actor at a virtual ceremony on Monday evening.The 47-year-old actor also offered his hotel in Mumbai for medical professionals to stay in and arranged safe shelters for several people in Mumbai before cyclone Nisarga hit Maharashtra coast in July.
Other celebrities who have been honoured with Humanitarian Award by different UN bodies are Priyanka Chopra, Leonardo DiCaprio, Angelina Jolie, David Beckham, Emma Watson, Liam Neeson, Cate Blanchett, Antonio Banderas and Nicole Kidman.