Sonu Sood gets appointed as campaign ambassador for Covid vaccine for the Punjab government
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday named Bollywood actor Sonu Sood as the brand ambassador of the Punjab government for its Covid vaccination programme.
The CM made the announcement a day after meeting Sonu, who called on him at his residence on Saturday, April 10. “There is no one more ideally suited to inspire and influence people to take the vaccine. There is a lot of hesitancy among people here in Punjab. Sonu’s popularity among them and his exemplary role in helping tens of thousands of migrants reach safely home since the pandemic broke out last year will help counter their reservations,” said the Chief Minister.
Sonu, who hails from Moga, said he was feeling honoured to be appointed as the brand ambassador for the life-saving vaccine. He said, “I feel blessed to be playing any part in this huge campaign of the Punjab government to protect the lives of the people of my home state.”
On a related note, Sonu Sood has launched Sanjeevani A Shot of Life, an initiative that aims to spread awareness about the Covid-19 vaccine. He also received the first dose of the vaccine on April 7 as part of the same awareness campaign. Sharing the update on Twitter, he wrote, “Got my vaccine today, and now it’s time to get whole of my country vaccinated. Started the biggest vaccination drive ‘Sanjeevani’ which will bring awareness and get our people vaccinated (sic).”