After the nationwide lockdown imposed in the country to contain the deadly coronavirus, 177 Odia girls were stuck in Kerala.Bollywood actor Sonu Sood airlifted these girls stuck in Kerala in a special aircraft from Kochi to Bhubhaneshwar.
According to the sources, Sood was informed about the group of girls by a close friend from Bhubaneswar and he decided to help them.”The actor started the process by taking several permissions from the government to have Kochi and Bhubaneswar airports opened. A special aircraft has been called from Bangalore to airlift these 177 girls from Kochi who will be now taken to Bhubaneshwar so they can finally reunite with their families. “The flight duration from the village to Bhubaneswar is going to be two hours and soon after finishing their journey, the girls will be heading back home.
Rajya Sabha MP Amar Patnaik took to Twitter to thank Sood for his “noble efforts”.
“@SonuSood Ji, your helping the Odia girls to return safely from Kerala is commendable. Kudos to your noble efforts. It’s incredible to see how you are helping the needy reach their homes safely. More strength to you,” Patnaik wrote on Twitter.
The actor, along with his friend Neeti Goel, has won hearts of millions of Indians with their ‘Ghar Bhejo’ initiative.