Sonu Sood recently was honoured with the SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Priyanka Chopra, earlier today, took to her social media handle and congratulated Sonu for the award and urged him to continue the philanthropic work.
Priyanka wrote on Twitter, "Congratulations @SonuSood. So well deserved! You continue to do God's work and it's so inspiring to see. Thank you for all that you do." Sood was conferred with the prestigious award after he emerged as a hero during the pandemic. The actor during the lockdown extended a helping hand and sent lakhs of migrants home as well as brought back students home.
Sonu Sood's Tweet
Sonu quickly replied and thanked Priyanka in a tweet. He also called her an inspiration and wrote, "Thank u so much for your encouraging words @priyankachopra.You are an inspiration for millions.. and I am one of them. Keep motivating the world because you are our true hero. Loads of love."
Sonu Sood On Being Honored By UNDP
According to reports, Sonu Sood has also been providing free education and medical facilities to young children, and also created free employment opportunities for the needy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. After receiving the award in a virtual ceremony on Monday evening, 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."
Other Celebs Who Received Honours By UN Bodies
Apart from Sood, other actors like Priyanka, Angelina Jolie, David Beckham, Leonardo DiCaprio, Emma Watson, Liam Neeson, Cate Blanchett, Antonio Banderas and Nicole Kidman have been honoured by various UN bodies.