Mumbai: Actor Sonu Sood has been conferred with the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), for helping a huge number of migrant workers and being the “Messiah of Migrants” arrived at home during lockdown.
Expressing his happiness over the honour, the actor said he fully supports the UNDP in its endeavours.
“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 recognised and awarded feels good,” he said.
“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,” he added.
With this prestigious honour, 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 have been similarly honoured by different UN bodies.
Aside from organizing transportation facilities for migrant laborers to assist them with arriving at homes during lockdown, Sonu additionally took care of the instructive needs of underprivileged students.
He as of late initiated an activity to give full scholarship to higher education to students confronting financial difficulties.