Chandigarh, 16 November: An official statement here on Monday said that actor Sonu Sood has been appointed by the Election Commission of India as the Punjab state icon. The statement quoted Punjab Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) S Karuna Raju as saying that his office had sent a proposal to the ECI in this regard and they approved it. Sonu Sood’s autobiography titled ‘I’m No Messiah’.
Belonging to Moga district in Punjab, Sood participated in national headlines for his work in helping migrants reach their homes during a coronovirus-triggered lockdown. Sonu Sood has received the SDG Special Humanitarian Action Award by UNDP for his philanthropic work, with COVID-19 lockdown.
Sood arranged transport facilities for migrant laborers stranded at various places in their homes and their humanitarian work was greatly appreciated by all sections of society.
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