Real-life hero Sonu Sood, who helped thousands of migrants to return home amid the coronavirus lockdown, has now joined hands with SpiceJet airlines to evacuate 1,500 students from Kyrgystan. The announcement about Sonu Sood’s role in the major initiative was revealed by SpiceJet on its Twitter handle.
The airlines informed that it will be operating nine such flights. The first flight for the same took off from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on Thursday.
SpiceJet tweeted: “It is a historic day! SpiceJet, in association with the real-life hero Sonu Sood, is embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime evacuation operation to reunite 1500 Indian students stranded in Kyrgyzstan, with their families. The first of 9 special flights has taken off from Delhi!”
It is a historic day! SpiceJet, in association with the real life hero Sonu Sood, is embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime evacuation operation to reunite 1500 Indian students stranded in Kyrgyzstan, with their families. The first of 9 special flights has taken off from Delhi! pic.twitter.com/2Qo1GH72SS
— SpiceJet (@flyspicejet) July 23, 2020
Meanwhile, Sonu Sood tweeted: “Feeling so happy that the first flight from Kyrgyzstan to Varanasi took off today. All thanks to @flyspicejet for making my mission successful. The second flight from Kyrgyzstan to Vizag will fly Tom 24th July. Would request students to send your details asap. Jai hind”
Earlier, at the peak of the lockdown, Sonu Sood had hired buses as well as chartered flights to send the migrants from various parts of the country stuck in cities. The noble gesture of the actor was praised by people from all walks of life ranging from politicians to fellow actors.
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The followers of the actor grew tremendously during this period and what was unique was that Sonu Sood used to directly interact with the migrants and in a language that reflects his down-to-earth nature. In fact, the social media went crazy over Sonu Sood and many had questioned the initiatives taken by celebrities as against the initiatives taken by Sonu Sood.
Amid the chaos during the lockdown, state governments started inter-district buses to help out the migrants. The Union government also started the Vande Bharat Mission to evacuate Indians stuck abroad amid the global pandemic. The Central government had informed that more than 6.5 lakh Indians stranded abroad were brought back to the country under the Vande Bharat Mission till July 14.
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