Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik thanked Bollywood actor Sonu Sood for coming forward to help Odisha girls, stranded in Kerala during nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.
The Odisha CM took to Twitter and wrote:
— CMO Odisha (@CMO_Odisha) May 29, 2020
It should be noted here that 169 Odia girls have returned to Odisha from Kerala by a special flight with the help of Bollywood actor Sonu Sood. All the girls belonging to Rajanagar of Kendrapara were stranded in Ernakulam area of Kerala due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The girls were working as stitching and embroidery labourers at a local textile factory there. Onboard also were 10 migrant labourers who were working in a plywood factory.
Following arrival at Bhubaneswar Airport on a special flight, the girls were taken to their homes in the Kendarapara district on four buses.
Meanwhile, the actor has been helping migrant workers from different states to reach their homes. He has been arranging buses for them as well as providing food to the daily wage workers as they the ones most affected by the lockdown. Not just fans, Bollywood celebrities have also been lauding the actor for his service.