Elderly Women In UP Villages Will Soon Receive Essentials To Battle Cold Weather, Thanks To Sonu Sood

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Sonu Sood is in the news yet again, for helping out those who are need of aid and compassion. When last week, a Twitter user named Vikas Dixit tagged the Bollywood actor and urged him to help out a couple of elderly women located in “20 villages in Mirzapur and Sonbhadra which is in the middle of Naxal affected areas”, Sood did not hesitate and promised to send them winter clothes. According to Dixit, in Uttar Pradesh, “many elderly women have been facing severe cold weather every year with the hope that an angel will come to help them. Now the last hope of these women is you.”

In response, Sood tweeted back, “Now no one will suffer from cold in all 20 villages,” assuring that “Provisions for winter will reach you soon.”

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The Simmba actor who helped migrant workers reach home in the early days of lockdown, was  named THE WEEK’s Man of the Year in December. He helped the stranded workers reach home safely amid the coronavirus outbreak across the nation, provided assistance to those waiting for surgeries and people who lost their jobs during the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Sood’s memoir titled, I Am No Messiah, was launched recently.

In September this year, Sood launched a scholarship in the name of his late mother Saroj Sood. The actor said that the struggle of underprivileged people who faced problems to pay for their children’s education during the pandemic had moved him. “While some did not have phones to attend online classes, others did not have money to pay the fees.” Pledging to support complete college education for students in need, Sood further wrote in his post, “I believe,financial challenges should not stop any one from reaching their full potential.” You can read more about this here.

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For his philanthropic work during the pandemic, Sood was felicitated with Special Humanitarian Action Award in September, by the Department of Planning of the Government of Punjab with the support of the Sustainable Development Goals Coordination Centre.

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