Bollywood actor Sonu Sood who is also now known as the “messiah of migrants” has got the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for his philanthropic work during the lockdown.
The villain of Bollywood who has turned out to be a hero in real life has received the SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award at a virtual ceremony on Monday evening for helping and sending lakhs of migrants, stranded students across geographies abroad, back to their homes.
Apart from all this, he has helped people in need. For instance, two girls were not able to study because they were helping their father in the field and the Dabangg actor brought them a new tractor.
He has also been providing free education and medical facilities to young children and has been creating free employment opportunities for the needy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is a rare honor. 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,” he said.
“I fully support the UNDP in its endeavors to achieve the SDGs by 2030. Planet Earth and mankind will greatly benefit from the implementation of these goals,” he added.