Sonu Sood along with his friend based in Chandigarh, Karan Gilhotra, joined hands to help students who were struggling to access online classes at Morni. He approached Indus Towers and Airtel for the same.
The incident came to light when a video shared on Twitter showed a student sitting on a branch of tree in search of signal.
It was very disheartening to see how children are still struggling to get a basic education. In such difficult times, we will do everything in our power to overcome such hurdles and help those in need. After learning about the situation, I spoke to Indus Towers and Airtel who helped us in installing the towers. They did a survey of the village and identified a location for installation. Indus has supported the village by setting up of a pole where active infrastructure has been installed. This is to boost coverage in the area so that students can seamlessly access their online classes from the safety of their homes,” said Karan Gilhotra, Chairman PHD Chamber, Punjab.
Commenting on the initiative, Sonu Sood, Bollywood actor and humanitarian said, “Children are the future of our nation and they deserve an equal chance to a better future. I believe such challenges should never stop anyone from reaching their full potential. It is my honour to help set up a mobile tower in the remote village to help these kids access online classes. They no longer have to climb trees to catch mobile signals.”