Congratulating him for the award, Athiya wrote, ‘Congratulations @SonuSood Sir! You deserve this and so much more. You inspire millions with your never-ending work!
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Congratulations @SonuSood Sir! You deserve this and so much more.You inspire millions with your never ending work!
— Athiya Shetty (@theathiyashetty) 1601470821000
Sonu was conferred with the prestigious award for his selfless deeds during the lockdown. He sent lakhs of migrants home as well as brought back students stranded across the globe. He has also been providing free education and medical facilities to young children and has been creating free employment opportunities to the needy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The award was presented to the actor at a virtual ceremony on Monday evening. Expressing his happiness over the honour, the actor said he fully supports the UNDP in its endeavours. He said, “This is a rare honour. 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 recognised 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.”