Guwahati: Bollywood actor Sonu Sood will become the brand ambassador for the Delhi government’s ambitious ‘Desh Ke Mentor’ initiative, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday. Sonu Sood met Kejriwal at the national capital, a day after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief announced that his government would soon come up with “the most progressive” film policy in India that would provide a massive boost to the entertainment industry.
“Today, I have been given an opportunity to mentor lakhs of students. There is no greater service than guiding students. I am sure together we can & we will” – Sonu Sood pic.twitter.com/uLR5wOVkgM
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In the joint press conference following their meeting, Kejriwal praised the various philanthropic acts that Sood undertook during the migrant displacement crisis triggered by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. Announcing the ‘Desh ke Mentor’ initiative, a mentorship programme in the wake of the crisis, Kejriwal said that it is India’s largest mentoring programme yet, that will see around 3 lakh young professionals guiding and mentoring 10 lakh Delhi government school students for a bright future. Sonu Sood has agreed to become the brand ambassador for this programme, he said.