Actor Sonu Sood becomes one of the very few actors to be honoured with United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Special Humanitarian Action Award. This award was conferred on him by the Department of Planning of the Government of Punjab, with the support of the Sustainable Development Goals Coordination Centre.
He was awarded for his efforts and the support, he provided to the migrant workers during lockdown. He arranged buses and trains for the transportation of stranded migrant workers to their home towns and villages, he also provided food and other required materials to them. And it did not end there, he launched a portal for providing them with job opportunities and also provided his hotel in Mumbai for arranging stay to the medical staff. He even announced a scholarship program for the students in need.
He was awarded with this “Special Humanitarian Action Award”, through a virtual ceremony held on Monday. UNDP statement on award to Sonu Sood stated that, “We congratulate Mr. Sood on receiving this award and appreciate his humanitarian efforts to help people in these challenging times.”
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