The said school will be located in Bihar
Last Updated: 09.41 AM, May 30, 2023
With ‘selfless help’ being his middle name, the Bollywood actor Sonu Sood went onto become a ‘messiah’ of sorts for almost everyone whose hearts cried for help and whose voices couldn’t be heard by many. Testimony to his helping nature stand in the form of providing temporary housing to the homeless, helping the migrants going back to their respective villages, airlifting the needy and helpless, facilitating surgeries and medical procedures, providing the required medical facilities to the underprivileged, , providing scholarships to financially challenged students, supplying oxygen cylinders to hospitals to providing meals to an entire village… the list of help goes on and on.
For those who thought and felt that Sonu Sood was all about helping the needy restricted to the pandemic, its time to think again. The ‘Roadies’ host and the lead star of ‘Fateh’ was surprised to read about a 27-year-old Bihar engineer named Birendra Kumar Mahato, who had quit his full-time job to open a school for orphaned children. Not just that, he had even named the school after the actor. Moved by Mahato's endeavour to provide free education and food to 110 children, Sonu Sood recently met Mahato and the children at the school which also functions as a shelter home. The actor spent time with Mahato to understand the needs of the school, from ration to quality education, building awareness to bridging the education gap between rich and poor. By the end of the day, Sonu Sood had started work on new building for the school so that it can house more underprivileged children, and ensure there is food for every child in the school.
Speaking about this, Sonu Sood said, "Increasing access to education is one of the best ways to combat poverty. We aim to educate children from the marginalised sections of the society so that they have a better chance at job opportunities. Higher education is something we are working on. The other important aspect is nutrition and overall well-being as this school is also a night shelter.”