For selflessly extending a serving to hand and sending house lakhs of migrants, serving to 1000’s of stranded college students throughout geographies overseas, offering free schooling and medical amenities to younger youngsters and creating free employment alternatives to the needy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Sonu Sood has been conferred the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The award was offered at a digital ceremony on Monday (September 29, 2020) night. With this Sonu Sood joins the likes of Angelina Jolie, David Beckham, Leonardo DiCaprio, Emma Watson, Liam Neeson, Cate Blanchett, Antonio Banderas, Nicole Kidman and Priyanka Chopra who’ve been equally honoured by totally different UN our bodies.
“This is a rare honour. UN recognition is very special. I have done whatever little I have done, in my own humble way, for my fellow countrymen without any expectations. However, to be recognized and awarded feels good. I fully support the UNDP in its endeavours to achieve the SDGs by 2030. Planet Earth and mankind will greatly benefit from the implementation of these goals”, mentioned Sonu Sood, on receiving the coveted award.
For Sonu Sood, hitherto used to profitable accolades for his appearing prowess, the UNDP award underlines the yeoman efforts of the actor in his humanitarian work that has been applauded each nationally, and internationally. It locations the Indian actor in a league the place few in Bollywood have ever gotten to.
Sonu Sood will, in instances forward, assist UNDP in propagating messaging round the SDGs. “This is all straight from the heart,” says the actor.
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