The award was presented at a virtual ceremony on Monday.
Sonu Sood who has become famous in India for helping out immigrants and students amidst the Covid-19 pandemic has been given his due credit by the UNDP.
The actor has been conferred with the prestigious SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), reported by Bollywood Hungama.
The award was presented at a virtual ceremony on Monday (September 28, 2020) evening.
Sonu Sood joins the likes of Angelina Jolie, David Beckham, Leonardo DiCaprio, Emma Watson, Liam Neeson, Cate Blanchett, Antonio Banderas, Nicole Kidman and Priyanka Chopra who have been similarly honoured by different UN bodies.
"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 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.
Sonu, meanwhile, continues his work for humanity as well. Tuesday morning, he had posted on Twitter about a village getting a new mobile tower so that the kids can attend their online classes without any problem. "No more climbing of trees anymore for your online classes. Your village will have its own mobile tower this week.," he wrote.