Actor Sonu Sood who has been given a title, ‘messiah of migrants’ for his philanthropic work during corona virus induced lockdown, have been conferred with the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The Dabangg actor Sonu Sood has received the award for selflessly extending a helping hand and sending lakhs of migrants, stranded students across geographies abroad, back to their homes.
Except he has also been providing free education and medical facilities to young children and has been creating free employment opportunities to the needy in the wake of the Corona virus pandemic. The award was presented to the actor at a virtual ceremony.
Expressing his happiness over the honour, the actor said he fully supports the UNDP in its endeavors. This is a rare honour. UN’s recognition is very special. I have done whatsoever little I have done in my gracious way, for my fellow countrymen without any expectations. However, to be recognized and awarded feels good, he said.
With this prestigious honour, 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 have been similarly honoured by different UN bodies.