Bollywood actor Sonu Sood will be the brand ambassador for the Delhi government’s “Desh ke Mentor” programme, Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday.
This programme entails “adopting” one or more Delhi government school students. The citizens who are successful in their respective fields will be mentors to them. CM said this during a digital briefing of the press conference.
This press conference was a joint: Sonu Sood and Arvind Kejriwal. In the joint press conference following their meeting, Kejriwal praised the various philanthropic acts that Sonu Sood undertook. He helped many people during the migrant displacement crisis in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Declaring the ‘Desh ke Mentor’ programme, in the wake of the emergency, Kejriwal said that it is India’s biggest tutoring programme yet.
this programme will see around 3 lakh young professionals guiding and mentoring 10 lakh Delhi government school students for a bright future. Also, they will mentor 200 B. Tech, M.Tech, and Ph.D. students from the Indira Gandhi Delhi Technological University mentor around 1,000 school students.
About Sonu Sood
Sonu Sood has agreed to become the brand ambassador for this programme, Kejriwal said. Sonu Soodji has been agreed to be a brand ambassador of our soon-to-be-launched ‘Desh ke Mentor’ programme. It is a matter of joy for us,” Mr. Kejriwal said at the event.
When the press asked about Sonu Sood’s reaction, he said,” There was nothing political… I have always been saying this. Politics was not discussed. This is a bigger issue… I don’t think there can be a bigger issue. People always say, ‘If you want to do good work then come to politics …It is a wonderful field… but we didn’t discuss.”
Sood also promoted his online job portal -Pravasi Rojagar. He set up this portal to help migrant labours. In September 2020, Sood was picked for the ‛SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for his helpful works during the COVID-19 pandemic.