Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has been doing his bit to ease the pain of the underprivileged citizens of India amid the lockdown. The actor has been providing meals for 45,000 people and is planning on providing for 25,000 additional migrant workers during Ramzan, reports Mumbai Mirror.
A source told the outlet, “Someone reached out to Sonu explaining the plight of these migrant workers who hail from states like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal and are currently stuck in Bhiwadi. He’s set up a few kitchens in the suburb to make and deliver meals to those keeping roza.”
The actor said, “I’ve assured them that their requirements for the holy month will be taken care of. In these difficult times, it is important for each one of us to stand up for the other. Through this initiative, we will provide special meal kits so they don’t stay hungry after fasting all day.”
The actor has a target of providing 1.5 lakh meals in all, the report added.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Sonu had offered his hotel in Mumbai to medical professionals to be used as a residence for the treatment of corona patients.
He told The Times of India, “It’s my honour to be able to do my bit for the doctors, nurses and para-medical staff of our country, who have been working day and night to save people’s lives. They hail from different parts of Mumbai and need a place to rest. We have already approached municipal and private hospitals and informed them about the facility.”
The actor has been providing meals to 45,000 Mumbaikars every day in Andheri, Jogeshwari, Juhu and Bandra. Speaking to Mid Day, he said, “Some of us are blessed to have food and shelter in these tough times, but there are many who have not had meals in days. To help them, I’ve started a special food and ration drive, named after my father. I hope I am able to help as many people as possible.”
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