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Sonu Sood launches scholarships for underprivileged students in late mother’s name

Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has done it again. Sonu, who became popular playing the villain in Bollywood films, turned hero in real life for many stranded migrant workers when he organized transport and resources for them to reach home amid the pandemic-induced lockdown.

And now, the young actor has launched an initiative to provide full scholarships to students, facing financial challenges, for higher education.

Taking to his Twitter account, Sonu wrote, “Hindustan Badhega Tabhi, Jab Padhenge Sabhi! Launching full scholarships for students for higher education. I believe, financial challenges should not stop anyone from reaching their goals. Send in ur entries at scholarships@sonusood.me (in next 10 days) & I will reach out to u (sic).”

Launched in the name of his late mother Prof. Saroj Sood, the initiative looks at providing underprivileged students full scholarships for higher education. Students coming from families whose annual income is less than Rs 2 lakh can apply with a ‘good academic record’ being the only criterion.

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.”

For the uninformed, Sonu has been undertaking various social welfare initiatives ever since the coronavirus pandemic hit people across the globe. Recently, when a social activist sought help from him for Varanasi boatmen who were going without food due to floods, the actor was prompt in reaching out.