The Arts and Humanities department of Sarat Chandra IAS Academy, Sarat Chandra Degree College, and Sarat Chandra Junior College in Andhra Pradesh has been renamed after Bollywood actor Sonu Sood. The decision follows the actor’s philanthropic gestures especially towards students and migrant workers during the pandemic-induced lockdown. Sarat Chandra IAS Academy has Named Now, Sonu Sood Department of Arts and Humanities.
Sonu Sood shared: “I am extremely humbled and grateful. I feel fortunate that I received the opportunity to help whoever was in need. And now that such a big institute has honoured my actions, I will only be motivated to keep being there for those who need me.”
We named the department after @SonuSood sir as his social work and philanthropy has deep impact on Social consciousness and inspired youth and will be permanently etched in hearts of all Indians#SonuSoodRealHero #thankssonu https://t.co/uiFCjqp6uV
— Sarat Chandra IAS Academy (@saratiasacademy) December 2, 2020
Sonu Sood had come up with a scholarship program a while back, in his mother’s honour to support IAS aspirants fulfil their dreams and reach their goals. He also helped students in a Haryana village to attend online classes by sending them smartphones. The actor Sonu Sood had also helped JEE and NEET examination aspirants to travel to their exam centres.