Sonu Sood To Work For COVID-19 Orphans, 'I'm In Touch With Families Whose Children Have Lost Parents'

Come praise or flak, Sonu Sood continues to work relentlessly for the Covid-affected.

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Sonu Sood To Work For COVID-19 Orphans, 'I'm In Touch With Families Whose Children Have Lost Parents'
Come praise or flak, Sonu Sood continues to work relentlessly  for the Covid-affected. Sonu’s restless attention has now shifted to those children whose parents have succumbed to the  pandemic. In an exclusive  conversation with this writer Sonu says, “I am aware of the  growing situation. It is serious. I am  in touch with those families, those children who have lost their parents. I had also made a  request to the state governments to make the education of Covid orphans free and also to provide some kind of regular pension  for those families which have  lost their earning members.I am glad it's happening.”

 Sonu is happy to note that  the  State governments have reacted quickly to  the crisis. “11-12 states   have already  announced  free education for kids, and some pension. But I think much more needs to be done in this  matter. Efforts to  help Covid orphans need  to be more consolidated.  We need  to find a more permanent  financial  solution to the crisis. Compensation and pension  should go to not only to children  in government  schools but also in private  schools. Orphaned  children  are  equally  vulnerable   in every  situation. Why  look at only children  in government schools?”

 Sonu is  working on solving this government-versus-private situation. “A strict law  should make it mandatory to give equal attention and compensation to children in all schools. We are  trying to gather  data  on all the  kids who are  thus  affected, and we are trying to  do our best for them.”

Also, Sonu feels more help is  needed  on the  civilian -individual level. “Every family  who can afford it should consider adopting one such Covid orphan.”


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