After Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh is all praises for Bollywood actor Sonu Sood and his efforts towards helping migrant workers go back home amid the ongoing COVID-19 induced lockdown. The CM took to his Twitter handle to write that he feels proud to read that 'fellow Punjabis' go beyond their 'call of duty'. Calling Sonu as 'our Moga boy', Captain Amarinder Singh tweeted, "It fills me with immense pride whenever I read about my fellow Punjabis going beyond their call of duty to help those in need & this time it is our Moga boy @SonuSood who has been actively helping migrant workers by arranging for their food & transportation. Good work Sonu!"
Sood replied to Captain and said that he has always been an inspiration for him.
Thank you so much for your kind words sir. You have always a been an inspiration for me. I promise to make our our fellow punjabis proud. https://t.co/2R9dpS0zGW
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) May 28, 2020
The Bollywood actor has been extending help to stranded migrant labourers, and ensuring safe travel for them. Amid the ongoing lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, he has been arranging transport for stranded migrant daily wage workers to ensure they can go to their native places.
On Wednesday, Maharashtra governor had tweeted, "Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari called up actor, filmstar @SonuSood and complimented him for his dedicated work in facilitating the safe transportation of migrant people from various states to their home states." Sonu was humbled by the appreciation and replied, "Thank you so much sir. Your words inspire me to work harder. Will continue working for the migrant brothers and sisters till we unite them with their families… Honoured."
Thank u so much sir. Your words inspire me to work harder. Will continue working for the migrant brothers and sisters till we unite them with their families Honoured. https://t.co/fmZjfCfAqH
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) May 27, 2020
Sood along with his friend Neeti Goyal has been arranging numerous buses from Mumbai to states like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Kerala for over two weeks now. He has also launched a helpline number via which the stranded labourers cab reach out to him with their details.
Last week, Chef Vikas Khanna prepared a special dish and named it ‘Moga' after the town in Punjab where the actor was born, as a tribute to his efforts.