Sonu Sood is grabbing the headlines for all the right reasons. The actor who has been praised on social media for his efforts to send thousands of stranded migrants to their home villages during and after the lockdown, has been honoured with United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award.
On Monday, the actor has received the award at a virtual ceremony for selflessly helping stranded migrants during the coronavirus crisis. He has also offered his hotel in Mumbai for medical professionals to stay.
Other celebrities who have been honoured with Humanitarian Award by different UN bodies are Priyanka Chopra, Leonardo DiCaprio, Angelina Jolie, David Beckham, Emma Watson, Liam Neeson, Cate Blanchett, Antonio Banderas and Nicole Kidman.
A statement by UNDP on the award given to Sonu Sood read: "The 'Special Humanitarian Action Award' given to Mr Sonu Sood was conferred on him by the Department of Planning of the Government of Punjab, with the support of the Sustainable Development Goals Coordination Centre. The awardees were selected based on the recommendation of an independent jury. UNDP was not involved in the selection nor in the conferring of the award to Mr Sonu Sood. We congratulate Mr Sood on receiving this award and appreciate his humanitarian efforts to help people in these challenging times."
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