Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has given 25,000 face shields for the police personnel in Maharashtra, state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said on Thursday. Deshmukh thanked the actor for his gesture. “I thank @SonuSood Ji for your generous contribution of giving 25,000 #FaceShields for our police personnel,” Deshmukh tweeted. The minister also shared a picture of the two on the micro-blogging site. Check out his tweet below:
— ANIL DESHMUKH (@AnilDeshmukhNCP) July 16, 2020
Earlier, Sonu Sood had booking chartered flight for sending migrant workers back to their hometowns. “As another charter flight takes flight today, our efforts to help migrant workers stranded in various parts of the country have only grown stronger. Most of them have never had the opportunity to experience air travel, and the smiles on their faces bring me a lot of joy as they take this AirAsia India flight to reach home to their families and friends,” the actor had said.
Opening up on Sonu’s philanthropy, Anup Manjeshwar, head of sales and distribution, AirAsia India had said, “With ‘UmeedKiUdaan’ (the name of the operation given for charter flights for migrants), our efforts are aimed at uniting stranded migrant workers with their families, as the nation battles the pandemic. The plight of migrant workers during this crisis has been heartbreaking, but Sood has been a pillar of strength in these testing times and has come forward to support airlifting stranded migrants from Mumbai to Dehradun with the airline’s charter flights.”
Keep up the amazing work, Sonu Sood. You truly have proven to be a beacon for the needy during these excruciating times.
(As per inputs from IANS)