May 23, 2020, 05:05 AM IST
Mumbai (Umesh Kumar Upadhyay). Whenever the story of Corona virus warriors will be written, then a reputation will even be of Sonu Sood. During the lockdown, Sonu Sood took over the activity of giving medical workers their lodge in Mumbai to feed hundreds of needy households, donating over 1,500 PPE kits to docs in Punjab and now bringing migrant staff to their houses. Raised on. In an interview to Bhaskar not too long ago, Sonu talks about her objective.
How did the thought to assist?
The concept that I had in thoughts to assist the needy, was not solely a thought, however it was an amazing want. The laborers noticed how tough they have been strolling on the freeway. How many accidents have been taking place, how a lot was going to be identified. It was essential to maneuver ahead for this. The hand of a believer, who can inform them that you don’t take stress in any respect, we’re standing with you and your loved ones members. For this began taking all permission. Then the laborers assured the brothers that it’s best to cease, you will ship everybody safely to your house.
How was the expertise?
It was essential to return to the floor degree, as a result of if you come out, solely then you understand how tough individuals are. Words can not categorical the happiness that they’ve seen on the faces of their kids by assembly these folks and serving to them. But everyone knows that these are the similar folks who constructed your homes and after they have left for their house at the moment, then we’ve to assist them underneath any circumstances. So I got here to the floor degree.
What would you wish to say about the scenario of staff in the nation?
It hurts to see them. People working so onerous at the moment are strolling hundreds of kilometers on their approach house. they’re unhappy. What is passing on the laborers and their households, it will be written in the pages of historical past that the staff of our nation have been very traumatized as a result of the corona virus. We will always remember this.
Has the authorities failed to assist the staff?
I believe the authorities ought to come ahead and assist the laborers and the needy. Permission that’s required to journey, must be made a bit simpler. Methods of filling the kind, medical examination must be made simpler, as a result of it takes a variety of time for them. Many folks don’t wish to do that course of, in order that they stroll. More trains and buses must be began in order that these folks don’t stroll on foot and arrive safely at their houses. Although the authorities has additionally began giving a variety of comfort, however it will have been a bit earlier, then there was a lot escape that might have been averted. But higher late than by no means. I believe the authorities can also be serving to these folks and shifting forward in all issues.
Well, with what thought did you come ahead to assist.
When and who bought this inspiration?
This inspiration got here from dad and mom. My mom was an English professor. He taught free folks to the aged. My father all the time anchored himself in entrance of his store. Inspired by dad and mom that in the event that they wish to assist somebody, they need to go forward and assist them. I’ve been in a position to assist folks at the moment with the similar inspiration. I wish to assist each needy. I will keep on till the last laborer reaches his home.
What are you going to do subsequent?
I’m planning forward how I may help these who have been injured, the folks who have misplaced their lives and their households. I’m attempting my finest to assist. Nothing is deliberate proper now, however it’s that till everybody will get protected and protected and helps everybody, they will should work onerous. Otherwise folks will endure quite a bit. I’ve taken up this duty on my shoulders. Try to assist everybody. May everybody be completely satisfied of their houses. This scenario ought to be capable of return to regular.