Saturday, June 06, 2020

Sonu Sood Sends 173 Migrants to Dehradun on Plane, Says ‘Most of Them Never Travelled by Air’

Continuing with his initiative of helping the migrant workers in Maharashtra, actor Sonu Sood now booked another chartered flight for people stuck in Mumbai. On Thursday, he sent 173 migrant workers from Mumbai to Dehradun, Uttarakhand. It was an Airbus A320 plane of the budget airline AirAsia India that left from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) around 1:57 pm and reached the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun at 4:41 pm.

Talking about sending the migrant workers in a flight, Sonu said it just brought a big smile to his face when he realised that most of these workers never had the opportunity to do air travel. News agency PTI quoted him saying, “As another charter flight takes flight today, our efforts to help migrant workers stranded in various parts of the country have only grown stronger. Most of them have never had the opportunity to experience air travel, and the smiles on their faces bring me a lot of joy as they take this AirAsia India flight to reach home to their families and friends.”
Pictures of Sonu from the airport also went viral on social media where he could be seen informing the kids and their parents about the travelling details. Another picture from inside the flight showed the workers wearing their PPE shields and thanking the actor for his generosity.
Sonu has been on a mission to send all the stranded migrant workers to their hometowns across the country. His initiative called Ghar Bhejo began in late March right after the lockdown was announced and as people joined the initiative, he was able to help more workers reach home.
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