Let them study, I will provide tractor: Sonu Sood offers help after two girls seen ploughing field in viral video

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The Bollywood star has been in the news recently for his philanthropy.


Published: Sun 26 Jul 2020, 4:36 PM

Last updated: Sun 26 Jul 2020, 6:51 PM

After a video of two girls ploughing a farm was widely shared on the Internet, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has stepped forward with the promise to provide a tractor to their family, who due to economic reasons had to resort to farming after the lockdown.

The girls - Vennela and Chandana - took the yoke on their shoulders to till the land as the family could not hire a tractor or oxen to plough the land. Their father Nageswara Rao, who had been running a tea stall in Madanapalle in Chittoor district for many years, was left with no source of income after the lockdown and decided to return to his native village Rajuvaripalle to do farming.

Taking to Twitter, Sood said that the girls should be allowed to focus on their education and that he would provide the family with a pair of oxen.

"Tomorrow morning he will have a pair of Ox to plough the fields. Let the girls focus on their education.. From tomorrow morning, two ox will plough the fields. The farmer is the pride of our country. Protect them," Sood Tweeted.

In a subsequent tweet, Sood said: "This family doesn't deserve a pair of ox, they deserve a Tractor. So sending you one. By evening a tractor will be ploughing your fields. Stay blessed."

In the video that went online, Vennela and Chandana were seen pulling the plough, a job that is usually done using a tractor or bull. In the video Nageswara Rao and his wife Lalita follow their daughters scattering the seeds for the tomato crop.

Their mother Lalita said that since they could not afford to pay Rs1,500 per hour as rent for the tractor, they decided to do all the work themselves.
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Meanwhile, this is not the first time that Sonu Sood has reached out to help those in need. Earlier he had arranged transportation for many stranded migrant workers to help them get back to their native places amidst the Covid-19 lockdown.

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