Sonu Sood arranges special flight for migrant workers to travel from Kerala to Odisha

Sneha Shah | May 29, 2020 22:13

Sonu Sood (Photo by: Darshan Bagwe)

After arranging buses for migrant labourers stuck in Mumbai, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has once again come to the rescue of workers stranded to the lockdown. Sonu, in an amazing gesture, arranged a special Air Asia flight for 167 migrant workers to travel from Kerala to Odisha on Friday.

The migrant workers group, consisting of 147 women and 20 men, was airlifted by an Air Asia flight from Kochi and was dropped in Bhubaneswar. Sonu, while speaking to a news channel said, “I came to know about them and connected with them through social media. My friend Neeti Goel and I reached out to them and we realized that the only way for their return was to airlift them.”

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The actor also said through a statement, “When I decided to come forward in support of these migrant workers who have been stranded, all that I had in my mind was how I can help reunite them with their families and homes.

Anup Manjeshwar, Head, Sales and Distribution, Air Asia India, applauded the efforts by Sonu for helping migrant workers. Manjeshwar said, “Mr Sood”s compassion and empathy with the plight of migrant workers has been inspiring and it has been a pleasure working with him to facilitate this fantastic initiative and give wings to the dreams of 147 women and 20 men, who work with a clothing and stitching firm, on today’s flight.”