New Delhi, September 23 2022 || News Desk
Synopsis: The actor had earlier mentioned, “For me, the biggest award is the love of people. As long as people come to me for help, I will be there. It doesn’t matter whether my efforts are being acknowledged or not. I am not doing it for recognition at all.”
Filmmaker Vijay Shekhar Gupta recommends the Government to honour actor Sonu Sood With Padma Shri for his social work.
In 2020, the whole country expected that Sonu Sood would get the Padma Shri for his excellent services in social work. Sonu Sood has emerged as a messiah for many during the Covid-19 lockdown. The actor left no stone unturned to reach out to people in need.
However, his fans were quite disappointed when his name went missing from the list of Padma awardees. Seeing Sonu helping amidst the complexities of Covid, there was full confidence that the government would not only notice him but would also bestow him with the Padma Shri. However, when President Ram Nath Kovind honoured the Padma awardees of the year 2020, it was surprising Sonu’s name was not on the list.
It is to be known that President Ram Nath Kovind honoured 119 people with Padma awards held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. These include 7 Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri. The names of Kangana Ranaut, Adnan Sami, Ekta Kapoor and Karan Johar were also included in this list.
Sonu has been questioned about the award and he has given an answer which has put an end to all kinds of debate.
Keep in mind that Sonu’s reaction to the Padma awards was also important because whether it is general or special, the whole country expected that no one should get the Padma award for the year 2020, but actor Sonu Sood will get it for his excellent services in social work.
Responding to the disappointment expressed on social media by his supporters, Sonu Sood said, “Honestly, it is not something I expected at all. Not after the way things have been going.”
The actor had earlier mentioned, “For me, the biggest award is the love of people. As long as people come to me for help, I will be there. It doesn’t matter whether my efforts are being acknowledged or not. I am not doing it for recognition at all.”
We all know Sonu Sood is an Indian actor, film producer, model, humanitarian, and philanthropist who works predominantly in Hindi and south Indian Films. In September 2020, Sood was chosen for the ‛SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award’ by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for his humanitarian works during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sood Charity Foundation
Sood founded the Sood Charity Foundation “to help people of all stature”. An initiative by Sood for providing free coaching to UPSC exam candidates from underprivileged financial backgrounds. Sood was announced as the Delhi Government’s brand ambassador of its Desh ke Mentor (“country mentor”) programme by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on 27 August 2021.
SANKALP is one of the flagship campaigns of the Sood Charity Foundation. It is a free law entrance coaching program to assist people with academic guidance and other essential resources for CLAT and AILET exam preparation. The goal has been to bridge the gap between the less-privileged deserving candidates and Law schools.
In May 2020, during the nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sood helped thousands of stranded Indian migrant workers to reach their homes by arranging buses, special trains and chartered flights for them. In July 2020 he arranged a chartered flight to bring home over 1,500 Indian students stranded in Kyrgyzstan, flying them from Bishkek to Varanasi. His charity during the pandemic was lauded, and he was hailed as a real-life hero in India.
On 25 July 2020, a video of a farmer’s daughters ploughing a field, like bulls with a yoke on their shoulders, went viral over social media. Sood quickly sent the family a tractor. On 5 August 2020, he helped 101 medical students, predominantly from Tamil Nadu, who were stranded in Moscow during the lockdown, reach Chennai safely on a chartered flight arranged by him after they contacted his team for help. On his birthday he launched a website and app called Pravasi Rojgar to help migrant workers find suitable jobs amid the pandemic. On 19 February 2021, Sood launched an initiative ‘Ilaaj India’ platform to provide healthcare services for needy people. In December 2020 he published I Am No Messiah, an autobiographical book, narrating his journey to becoming an actor, and narrating his social work during the pandemic.
In 2021, Sood provided much-needed oxygen plants and cylinders for COVID-19 patients in India. Sood and Kumar Vishwas have supported the Aao Gaon Bachayein (“Save the Villages”) campaign started by comic poet and satirist Pankaj Prasun.
Actor Sonu Sood is very popular among the common people. Apart from films, he holds a special place in the hearts of people for his social work. Recently he reached Bihar and outside the airport a large number of people surrounded him. The actor also did not offend the fans and greeted everyone from the car itself. Meanwhile, fans brought Litti-Chokha on the plate, and he tasted the famous dish of Bihar with great pleasure.
Sonu Sood often helps people. In such a situation, many needy people also gather outside Sonu Sood’s house. Sonu often hears from people about their problems and tries to solve the problems at their level. Sonu Sood had helped people a lot not only during the Corona epidemic but otherwise also. This is the reason why Sonu is recognized among the people as a good actor as well as a good person.
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