Sonu Sood appointed Punjab's brand ambassador for COVID-19 vaccine

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Sonu Sood has been made the brand ambassador for Punjab’s anti-coronavirus vaccination programme. The actor had been instrumental last year in helping migrants reach their home states during the coronavirus-induced lockdown. Sood was catapulted to national spotlight for his work in helping thousands of people and was termed as a ‘messiah’ and real ‘hero’ by the masses.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday made the announcement, a day after his meeting with the actor who called on him at his residence. The Chief Minister tweeted, “Happy to share that actor & philanthropist @SonuSood will be the Brand Ambassador of our #Covid19 vaccination drive. I thank him for supporting our campaign to reach out to, and protect, every Punjabi, and appeal to all to get vaccinated at the earliest.”

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He further said in an official statement, “There is a lot of hesitancy among people here in Punjab. Sonu's popularity among them, and his exemplary role in helping tens of thousands of migrants reach safely home since the pandemic broke out last year, will help counter their reservations. When people hear this 'Punjab da puttar' talk about the benefits of the vaccine, and how safe and essential it is, they will believe him. Because they trust him.”

Sood said he was happy and honoured to be appointed the brand ambassador for the vaccination programme. He said, “I feel blessed to be playing any part in this huge campaign of the Punjab government to protect the lives of the people of my home state.” He also presented the CM with his book I AM No Messiah which captures his experiences of his journey from Moga to Mumbai. He said in a statement, “I truly believe I am no saviour. I am just a human being playing my own small part in the big plans of God. If I can, in the process, touch any lives in any manner, I can only say ? God has blessed me, he is guiding me to fulfil my duty. I feel blessed to be playing any part in this huge campaign of the Punjab government to protect the lives of the people of my home state.”

(Source: Twitter) 

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