The Coronavirus lockdown put in place by the Government of India proved to be a nightmare and a time of great uncertainty for migrant workers who were stranded away from home. With all means of transportation shut, the workers had to walk miles to reach their native place to be with their family. In their hour of need, Sonu Sood turned out to be a messiah who took upon himself to get them to reach their native towns safely. He arranged for several buses, trains and flight tickets to rescue workers stuck in cities away from their families.
Now, going a step forward, he has even set up an App through which he can help migrant workers find jobs and earn money during the pandemic. The App has been named as Pravasi Rojgar and will help migrant workers get employment. Speaking about the app, Sonu said in a statement, “Lot of thinking, planning and preparation have gone into designing this initiative over the last few months, in order to ensure that it is holistic and builds on the work already being done in the country. Extensive consultations have been held with top organisations that are involved at the grassroots level in skilling and placing the youth below the poverty line, NGOs, philanthropic organisations, government functionaries, strategy consultants, technology startups and above all the returned whom I have helped."
As per reports, Pravasi Rojgar is connected with around 500 companies that will help employment in sectors such as engineering, automobile, healthcare and more. A helpline number has also been set up for those seeking jobs. Previously, Sonu had set up a helpline number for migrant workers so that they could reach him to go back to their home towns.
Sonu’s work for the migrant workers has been appreciated by his colleagues, political leaders and common public. Netizens have started hailing as a real hero in time of crisis.