Actor Sonu Sood, who had helped the flood victims of the Cyclone Yaas affected residents of the Sundarbans, has been included in a Durga Puja pandal of Kolkata’s Kestopur Prafulla Kanan Durga Puja Committee, which has dedicated this year’s pandal theme to the flood victims.
Sunderban village area is dominated by fishermen’s population and this year it was ravaged by Cyclone Yaas, completely destroying one whole village.
For the pandal, the Kestopur Prafulla Kanan Puja Committee made statues of the fishermen carrying the fishnets with them. Moreover, a life-sized statue has been dedicated to Sonu Sood for helping the flood victims.
Expressing his gratitude, Mr Sonu shared, “I really feel actually overwhelmed, honoured, and humbled to obtain a lot love! I keep in mind, even final yr, they’d made Pandals, however this time it’s on a a lot bigger scale. When folks click on selfies in these Pandals and tag me on social media, it makes me really feel that Durga Maa has guided me in the appropriate path of serving to folks.”
I remember visiting Durga Pooja pandals in my college days. Waiting for hours in long queues. Today I feel humbled to see myself for the 2nd consecutive year in a Durga Pooja Pandal in Kolkata. Wish I could visit with my parents if they were still around.#kestopurprafulla ❣️. pic.twitter.com/6kJtSmDQWN
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) October 13, 2021
He further expressed his thankfulness to his parents for teaching him to “reside for others”.
“It has been two years, and the journey nonetheless continues. I’ve been in a position to save 1000’s of lives and attain many souls in these two years. I need to thank Almighty and my dad and mom, who gave me necessary life classes and the way necessary it’s to reside for others and imagine in giving. So at the moment, once I witness a lot love, I thank God and all these individuals who made it attainable,” he added.
Mr Sonu has earned a huge fan base for his philanthropic work amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.