On Sunday, December 17, 2017, Bollywood actor and producer Sonu Sood was honoured with the ‘Punjab Ratan’ award by Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore for his contribution to the welfare of people of Punjab, especially in his hometown, Moga.
Interestingly, the event at Fazilka in Punjab, also witnessed the large-hearted actor paying homage to the soldiers who fought the 1971 Indo-Pak war on the occasion of Vijay Diwas. Sonu not only hailed the soldiers who sacrificed their lives but also interacted with the families of the martyrs at length.
A source says, “Sonu has been a huge inspiration to many, especially the youth who admires and respects him for his discipline, dedication and maintaining a healthy lifestyle irrespective of hectic shooting schedules. Hailing from the small town Moga (Punjab), Sonu has achieved a lot and has become a force to reckon with.”
“The actor has grown from strength to strength as an actor and as a producer as well making his country proud with Indo-Chinese production Kung-Fu Yoga with Hollywood legend Jackie Chan. Inspired by his late parents, Sonu has always been known for his social causes as he strongly believes in giving back to the society. He has contributed a lot for the people of his hometown, Moga, by opening up a free gym, championed the cause of girl child education, acid attack survivors and distributed cycles among other basic necessities,” the source adds.