We Just Can’t Sit In AC And Tweet Our Concern For Migrant Workers, Says Actor Sonu Sood

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Not too long ago, Sonu Sood organised buses to move stranded migrant labourers to their hometowns, after acquiring permissions from the Maharashtra and Karnataka governments.

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  • Final Up to date: Could 16, 2020, 9:09 AM IST

“Go inform the migrant employees to not fear as a result of Sonu Sood is there for them… Possibly the individual acts in unfavourable roles in cinemas however this man is a real ‘nayok’ (hero) in the actual world,” gushes a Fb publish written in Bangla by a scholar from Kolkata.

During the last couple of months, headlines like ‘Sonu Sood presents his Juhu resort for healthcare employees’, ‘Sonu Sood distributes meals among the many underprivileged’, ‘Sonu Sood to feed over 25,000 migrants throughout Ramzan’ have been grabbing our consideration. Not too long ago, the actor organised buses to move stranded migrant labourers to their hometowns, after acquiring permissions from the Maharashtra and Karnataka governments. He even went to the bus terminus to supervise their journey.

“I really feel it’s my responsibility to assist the migrants, the heartbeats of our nation. We’ve got seen migrants strolling on the highways with their households and youngsters. We simply cannot sit within the AC and tweet and present our concern until we do not go on the roads, until we do not grow to be certainly one of them. In any other case they won’t have the belief that there’s somebody standing there for them. So I’ve been coordinating for his or her travels, for permissions from completely different states,” Sonu Sood informed IANS.

He additional claimed: “Now I get so many messages and lots of of emails on a regular basis saying that they need to journey and I’ve been coordinating continuous from the morning until the night. This has grow to be my solely job throughout this lockdown. It offers me a lot satisfaction that I can not specific in phrases.”

He added: “Once I see these migrants and all those that are struggling, I really feel that we’ve got misplaced the respect of being a human. I can not sleep correctly within the evening as a result of the ideas hold coming in my thoughts. Your complete day I’m studying emails, noting down their cellphone numbers, making an attempt to name them. There are lots of of them. I want I may drive them personally to their villages day and evening and reunite them with their households.”

“They’re the actual face of India who’ve labored exhausting to construct our homes. They’ve left their properties, their mother and father, their family members and labored so exhausting only for us. Right this moment, if we aren’t there to help them, I feel we have no rights to name ourselves human beings. We’ve got to come back ahead and assist them with the very best of our skills. We will not go away them on the streets, we won’t see them dying on the highways, we won’t let these little kids strolling with them suppose that there is no such thing as a one for his or her mother and father,” he added.

Not simply migrants, Sonu Sood has been working relentlessly making an attempt to assist whoever approaches him. “You will not consider my quantity rings 24X7. I hold getting calls and messages for PPE kits, ration et cetera. We’re supplying meals, we’ve got made stalls on the highways at Dahisar Naka and different locations. The migrants who’re strolling, we attempt to persuade them to cease in order that we may also help them board the trains. Additionally, we give them fruits or no matter we are able to for his or her journey,” he shared.

“I really feel it must be the responsibility of each Indian to assist them (migrant employees) in no matter approach they’ll. These are the instances while you go away every part behind and are available collectively as a household and also you grow to be one nation by means of which you’ll be able to unfold the message that do not fear, this too shall go. As a result of we have to stand collectively and make it possible for nobody sleeps empty abdomen on this nation.”

Sonu has a serious remorse — that migrant employees in our society are simply numbers and never names.

“One factor I really feel very unhappy about is that we simply say that eight migrants died or 10 migrants died or 16 migrants have been killed below a prepare. Why cannot we put their names within the newspapers or social media? We’ve got to contemplate migrants as people, as equally essential as these individuals killed in a airplane crash whose names are talked about within the information. We have to know who these persons are, who misplaced their lives. We must always know their names and respect them,” he stated.

How does he really feel about all of the reward is garnering for serving to the needy? “Individuals have been showering blessings from throughout the globe. It is overwhelming and it motivates me to work more durable. I’m there for them, I can be on the roads, I’ll go away no stone unturned day and evening to be with them and make it possible for each migrant reaches their vacation spot. To the very best of my skills I’ll be certain that it occurs,” concluded the actor.