Sonu Sood offer scholarship to underprivileged students in various fields
New Delhi : Since the lockdown in India, Sonu Sood has helped thousands of migrant labourers, stuck in various parts of the country, reach their homes. Before Ganesh Utsav, he had also sent migrant labourers from the city to their villages in remote areas of Maharashtra and Konkan.
Another important issue that has caught his attention is education. While most educational institutions have started online classes, there are a large number of underprivileged students, who don’t have the money to pay their fees, or the resources to attend online classes.
Moved by their plight, Sonu has launched a scholarship programme in his late mother’s name, which will provide aid to bright, underprivileged students for higher education.
He shares, “During the past few months, I have seen how the underprivileged struggled to pay for their children’s education. While some did not have phones to attend online classes, others did not have money to pay the fees. So, I have tied up with universities across the country to offer scholarships under the name of my mother, Professor Saroj Sood. She used to teach in Moga (Punjab), free of cost. She had told me to take her work ahead, and I feel that this is the right time.”
The scholarship will be available for courses like Medicine, Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Fashion, Journalism and Business Studies, among others.
“Students coming from families whose annual income is less than Rs 2 lakh can apply for this scholarship. The only condition is that their academic record should be good. All their expenses — course fees, hostel accommodation and food — everything will be taken care of by us,” Sonu says.