SunstarTV Bureau: Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has been appointed as the State Icon of Punjab by the Election Commission of the state.
The Chief Electoral Officer took to twitter to make the announcement, “The real hero of people is now the state icon of Punjab – Sonu Sood”
Governor of the state V P Singh Badnore, has also twitted news.
I congratulate @SonuSood the youth icon, appointed as the State icon by the #ECI to make people aware about ethical voting. Your efforts during the trying time of #Covid situation are widely appreciated. #GodBless! pic.twitter.com/TsGemMoxhD
— V P Singh Badnore (@vpsbadnore) November 17, 2020
The cine actor has helped several migrants amid the coronavirus lockdown by arranging foods and shelters for the people and helping them to return back to their houses.
Sonu has expressed gratitude for being honoured as the Punjab’s State Icon.
Thank you so much for your encouraging words sir. It’s been an honour that cannot be expressed in words. Humbled 🙏 https://t.co/9KfJjQhzw0
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) November 17, 2020
Earlier, the actor had announced arrival of his autobiography ‘I Am No Messiah’ under the publication banner of Penguin Random House, India. The book is co-written by Meena Iyer.
“People have been very kind and have lovingly named me Messiah. But I really do believe that I am no Messiah. I simply do what my heart tells me to. It is our responsibility as human beings to be compassionate and help each other,” Mr Sood said.