Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has been conferred the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The actor has been able to draw the attention of millions by working for the people who were in need of help during the COVID19-induced lockdown.
He has helped lakhs of migrant people, who remained stranded in various parts of the country, to return to their homes.
Sonu Sood stood out as a beacon of self-less service and humanitarian work.
He has also extended help to the students stranded across the world.
The award was presented at a virtual ceremony on September 29.
With this achievement, Sonu Sood has joined the likes of Angelina Jolie, David Beckham, Leonardo DiCaprio, Emma Watson, Liam Neeson, Nicole Kidman, Antonio Banderas, Cate Blanchett and Priyanka Chopra, who have been honoured by different UN bodies, say media reports.
“This is a rare honour. A UN recognition is very special,” said Sonu Sood, on receiving the award.
“I have done whatever little I have done, in my own humble way, for my fellow countrymen without any expectations. However, to be recognized and awarded feels good.
“I fully support the UNDP in its endeavours to achieve the SDGs by 2030. Planet Earth and mankind will greatly benefit from the implementation of these goals,” he added.