Why Sonu Sood is providing smartphones to students
The actor wants every child to have an access to education during the pandemic.
Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has started a new mission to ensure that students who are unable to attend online classes due to inaccessibility to smartphones, get education without roadblocks.
Sonu had earlier shared a post on Instagram about his 'new mission'.
When asked about the initiative, he said, “I have realised during lockdown that a lot of people missed their online classes because they didn't have smartphones or were unable to join those classes. I am introducing a platform where those who don't have phones will have options. No one should miss education. We will bring together these people and give them smartphones."
Sonu had earlier too distributed almost 100 smartphones to students for educational purposes.
"During Covid we distributed almost 100 phones in some parts of Punjab, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Mumbai," he shares and adds, "The idea is to save their careers and the parents shouldn't feel embarrassed that their children cannot have classes because they can't afford it and the kids should not complain that their parents are unable to get those classes because of those smartphones."
Sonu Sood has been lauded for his philanthropy during the lockdown in India.