Philanthropic: After helping migrants to reach their homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, actor Sonu Sood launched Pravasi Rojgar app on July 23 which will bring job opportunities from over 500 reputed companies to many migrant workers.
The companies are related to construction, apparel, healthcare, engineering, BPOs, security, automobile, e-commerce and logistics.
Seven cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Ahmedabad and Thiruvananthapuram have been elected as support centres with 24-hour helpline facilities.
During the inception of the app, Sonu Sood recalled his conversations with migrant workers where they would tell him how they are waiting for the right work opportunity to return after that Sood decided to connect these migrants with the right people and help them to find jobs.
Sonu Sood, an engineer-turned-actor said that “Lot of thinking, planning and preparation has gone into designing this initiative over the last few months. We wanted to ensure that it is holistic and builds on the work already being done in the country. Extensive consultations have been held with top organisations that are involved at the grass-root level in developing skills and placement of youth below the poverty line.”
Here’s the post where Sonu Sood announced the commencement of the “Pravasi App”