1 min read.Updated: 27 Aug 2021, 10:44 AM ISTLivemint
Sonu Sood said,'Today, I have been given an opportunity to mentor lakhs of students. There is no greater service than guiding students'
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced that Bollywood actor Sonu Sood will be the brand ambassador for the Delhi government's 'Desh ke Mentor’ initiative for the school kids in a joint press conference.
The 'Desh ke Mentor’ initiative which will be launched soon in the national capital. After being appointed as the brand ambassador, Sonu Sood said,"Today, I have been given an opportunity to mentor lakhs of students. There is no greater service than guiding students. I am sure together we can and we will."
"Some of the students in government schools come from very poor backgrounds and there are very few people to guide them. We are appealing to educated people to become mentors for these children. Sonu Sood will be our brand ambassador for the programme," Kejriwal said.
Kejriwal and Sood both said that no discussions around politics were held. "We just discussed this programme and no political discussions were held," Kejriwal told reporters at a joint press conference with Sood.
Besides the Chief Minister, State's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was also present in the meeting.
While interacting with the Chief Minister, the actor described his experience of helping the migrant laborers in sending them back home in the lockdown last year and how he maintained a database of 7,50,000 migrants and reconnected with them to start his job portal that offered 3,00,000 jobs to the migrants.
"I was connected with the 7,50,000 migrants. I had the data of every migrant. Whenever I used to send them home, I used to ask them that when are they coming back. The migrants told me that that they would come back if they get jobs," said Sonu.