Sonu Sood, who helped stranded migrant workers reach their homes during the pandemic, and has continued with his acts of kindness in various areas, was presented the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Special Humanitarian Action Award in partnership with the Government of Punjab, over a virtual ceremony held this week.
The SDGs were adopted by the United Nations and all member countries in 2015.
Feeling humbled and grateful about receiving the award, Sonu says, “I have been nominated for various awards, par kabhi award milta nahi tha. My mom used to always tell me ki teri kismat mein kuch bada likha hai. I think this is what she meant. Today, I feel that I have done something to make her proud. The journey has just begun. For me, my awards are the wishes and blessings that I get from people who I am able to help.”
While he’s being widely recognised for his work, on social media, he has also been facing trolls, who are trying to negate his efforts.
“All those people who raise fingers at me also know that they might be wrong. They might be having their own reasons to react this way. Sometimes they are paid for it, sometimes that’s what their business is. Even if they earn money out of it, I would like to request them to share a part of it with someone needy. Koi baat nahi, go ahead and troll me, but spend some money on someone’s education or pay for someone’s medical bills. I believe that people will question you and your efforts, but you have to keep moving ahead,” he says.
The actor is now in Hyderabad to shoot for his Telugu movie, Alludu Adhurs.
“Yes, I have started shooting. Though I am back at work, I won’t give up my goal of serving people,” he signs off.