Sonu Sood conferred the SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Sep 29, 2020, 12.38 PM(IST)

Sonu Sood Photograph:( Twitter )

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The award was presented at a virtual ceremony on September 29.

Sonu Sood has been winning hearts of millions as he has worked tirelessly over the last few months to send people in need the required help during COVID-19 lockdown. 

From sending lakhs of migrants back home to helping students stranded in different parts of the world with free education and medical help, Sonu has been hands-on these months. 

The Bollywood actor has now been conferred the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the Department of Planning of the Government of Punjab with the support of the Sustainable Developmental Goals Coordination Centre. 

The award was thought to have been conferred by the UNDP but the UN organisation released a statement refuting the claims. Read the statement here:

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The award was presented at a virtual ceremony on September 29. 

“This is a rare honour. A UN recognition is very special. 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”, said Sonu Sood, on receiving the coveted award.