Actors Sonu Sood who has been at the forefront during the time pandemic and actor Dia Mirza who is UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocate have been roped in to co-host the documentary series ‘Bharat Ke Mahaveer’ to celebrate the country’s unsung heroes of COVID-19 pandemic. The series is a joint initiative between the United Nations in India and NITI Aayog, in partnership with Discovery Channel.
The three-part show will showcase 12 stories of unsung heroes who displayed strength and solidarity amid the pandemic.
“India has shown the world how people’s united power can overcome any adversity. Instead of self-interest, we have seen an outpouring of solidarity during the pandemic. We have seen people bonding together to protect thier loved ones and spread love, compassion, and positivity through their actions. I am proud to call myself an Indian and proud to be part of this excellent initiative,” Said Dia Mirza.
Sonu Sood, who is involved in various of COVID-related relief activities said, “the almighty has been very generous to me, and has given me means to help others, and I tried in my small way, but some of the stories I have read are of individuals with limited means but who with their strong will – moved mountains. The world will know more about these heroes through Bharat Ke Mahaveer,” the actor said.
Bharat Ke Mahaveer celebrates stories of solidarity, where, whether through food distribution, providing medical care, donating their life savings, or feeding a stray animal, citizens displayed a strong sense of togetherness in times of crisis. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, said the aim of the series is to put the spotlight on those who despite overwhelming challenges, stepped up to help others.