Lockdown: Sonu Sood Arranges For More Buses To Take Migrants Home
Sonu Sood helps send distressed migrant labourers home.
On Saturday (16 May), actor Sonu Sood has arranged for more buses to take migrant workers home after he obtained special permission from the Uttar Pradesh government. Sonu said in a statement that he is pained by the plight of the workers who are unable to go home owing to the nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus.
“It has been an emotional journey for me as my heart pains to see these migrants staying away from their homes walking on streets. I will continue sending migrants home until the last migrant reunites with his family and loved ones. This is something really close to my heart and I will give it my all”.Sonu Sood, Actor
Earlier, the actor had organised a number of buses for workers heading to Gulbarga, Karnataka from Maharastra.
Reports of migrant labourers walking back home, unable to make rent or being ill-treated keep pouring in but there are a few good samaritans who are stepping up to their duties as fellow citizens, as fellow human beings. Two of them have been Sonu Sood and Neeti Goel.
On 12 May, actor Sonu Sood, and food and beverage entrepreneur, Neeti Goel helped arrange ten buses for migrant labours to be able to return back to their villages.
The buses were deployed from Thane. The duo sought for help from the government of Maharashtra and Karnataka who gave them permission to lead the way in helping migrants in distress.
Sonu had taken to his Instagram to express how happy it made him to be able to send those away from their homes back to their respective villages and wished them all a safe journey.
Farah Khan Kunder, also shared this wonderful act of kindness on her Instagram stories, lauding Sonu for his efforts.
Here’s hoping that those in power continue to come forward in supporting those who need to be uplifted in such trying times.
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