One man who has come to the help of migrant workers during lockdown has been Sonu Sood. The talented actor has been continuously working to help the migrant workers reunite with their families in their hometowns.
Struggles of Migrant Workers
During the lockdown, with no job and cash in hand, several migrant workers across the country decided that returning to their natives was the best option. However, they struggled to find the right means of transport and the government was also late to come to their rescue. Hence, many started to walk back to their homelands, a decision that met with tragic circumstances on many occasions.
Sonu Sood comes to the rescue
Having started with the initiative to send back the migrant workers stranded in Mumbai, Sonu Sood is now trying his best to help this section of the society in different parts of the country. So far, he has sent 18,000 migrant workers to their natives using trains and buses. In one of his latest act, the actor funded an entire flight to send back the workers to their hometown.
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There is absolutely no one like @Sonu_Sood! The actor flew a total 180 migrants which comprised of patients, pregnant women & elderly people to their hometown in Uttarakhand today. The migrants were stranded on roads for several days & they reached out to the actor for help. *He has started the Ghar Bhejo initiative with @Goel.Neeti to get migrants reunited with their families! #sonusood #viralbhayani #airportdiaries @viralbhayani
180 migrants were flown to Dehradun in this chartered flight. The occupants of the flight included children, pregnant women, and those people with special needs and disabilities. Importantly, none of these workers had to pay a single rupee for boarding the flight. Talking about this, Sonu said:
“I’m really happy that people are reaching out to me. I feel it’s my personal responsibility to help these migrants reach home and like I’ve stated earlier I’m not going to stop until the last migrant reaches his hometown.”
Source: India Times