Good Samaritan Sonu Sood has been roped in as brand ambassador by the Delhi government for its ambitious ‘Desh Ke Mentors’ programme that aims to guide students from poor backgrounds in making career choices. An announcement in this regard was made by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Friday after a scheduled meeting with the actor.
What Arvind Kejriwal said
The Delhi chief minister said, “Some of the students in government schools come from very poor backgrounds and there are very few people to guide them. We are appealing to educated people to become mentors for these children. Sonu Sood will be our brand ambassador for the programme.” The Desh Ke Mentors program is intended for students and aims to guide them in making their career choices, Kejriwal added.
मानवता की सेवा में @SonuSood जी के योगदान को हम सबने देखा और सराहा है
अब सोनू जी दिल्ली के सरकारी स्कूलों में बच्चों के लिए बनाए गए 'देश के मेंटर' प्रोग्राम के ब्रांड एंबेसडर होंगे। सोनू जी का इस कार्यक्रम के साथ जुड़ना निश्चित ही बच्चों के उज्ज्वल भविष्य में मददगार साबित होगा। pic.twitter.com/tOtLcJU3rj
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 27, 2021
No discussion on politics
In a joint press conference with Sonu Sood by his side, both Kejriwal and the actor clarified that there was no discussion on politics and the discussions were confined to the programme that the Delhi government has planned.
Reopening of schools
Meanwhile, media reports are doing the rounds that schools in the national capital are likely to reopen in a phased manner for classes 9-12 and then for classes 6-8 from the next month. Schools were shut in March last year when the Union government imposed the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The move is being contemplated due to the decline in COVID-19 infections and deaths in the national capital. While several states started partial reopening of schools in October last year, the Delhi government allowed physical classes only for classes 9-12 in January this year, which were again suspended following the surge in COVID-19 cases during the devastating second wave of the pandemic.
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