Actor Sonu Sood has been in the headlines during the COVID19 lockdown for reaching out to millions of migrants workers and other daily wage workers to extend his help in whatever way they required. The actor has been helping the needy with books, equipment and other things as well from the last couple of days. Now, the ‘messiah’ of the people has started another initiative to help the. Sonu Sood has announced that he will be offering scholarships to the underprivileged students in various courses in the name of his late mother Saroj Sood.
Pledging to support complete college education for students in need, Sonu Sood in an Instagram post wrote, “Hindustan Badhega Tabhi, Jab Padhenge Sabhi! My mother Prof. Saroj Sood always believed that everyone deserves an equal chance to a healthy happy future. So launching full scholarships for students on her name Prof. Saroj Sood scholarships today for higher education. I believe, financial challenges should not stop any one from reaching their full potential. Send in your entries at [email protected] (in next 10 days) and we will reach out to you.”
Talking to TOI, Sonu Sood said –
“During the past few months, I have seen how the underprivileged struggled to pay for their children’s education. While some did not have phones to attend online classes, others did not have money to pay the fees. So, I have tied up with universities across the country to offer scholarships under the name of my mother, Professor Saroj Sood. She used to teach in Moga (Punjab), free of cost. She had told me to take her work ahead, and I feel that this is the right time.”
He added, “Students coming from families whose annual income is less than Rs 2 lakh can apply for this scholarship. The only condition is that their academic record should be good. All their expenses — course fees, hostel accommodation and food — everything will be taken care of by us.”
According to the reports, the scholarship will be available to students in Medicine, Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Fashion, Journalism and Business Studies, among other courses.
Earlier on Teacher’s Day, Sonu Sood dedicated a post for his mother and worte –
“I am walking on the path shown by you mother. The destination is far away but will surely be found.Happy teacher’s day my teacher…Prof. Saroj sood.”
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