Actor Sonu Sood has voluntarily stepped down from the put up of being Punjab’s state icon after holding the place for over a 12 months. Sood says his choice is available in sync with the Election Commission’s rules, however maintains that it doesn’t imply an finish to his tasks and duties towards the public.
“For the past two years, I was doing my bit as the State Icon of Punjab, spreading the message on how important it is to vote, help the state rebuild. Now, since my sister from my family is contesting in the Punjab elections, I can’t be the icon,” Sood tells us, including, “It is not possible, or right. It was conveyed to me that I can no longer be sending a message that everyone has to come and vote because someone from my family is contesting. I think it is fine.”
The Election Commission of India (ECI) had appointed him to the place in November 2020, after his work to assist individuals throughout the pandemic.
Sood says, “And now, when I have stepped down, I think I have more responsibility on my shoulders, that I have to do more… To spread the message (of rebuilding), and motivate people to come forward and do their bit (for the state).”
According to him, it’s important for each particular person to come back ahead and do their finest to assist construct a state, as he places, “everyone has to take that responsibility on their shoulders”.
Looking again at journey as the icon, Sood, who’s equally recognized for his philanthropy as for his movie profession, mentions that he understood the energy of the widespread man whereas working in the public area.
“I have learnt that the real power lies in the hands of a common man. Punjab really needs a lot of improvement, whether we talk about medical facilities that the state needs, or the education. We have arranged for many surgeries, but got to know that people don’t have money to even get the test done. That’s the level of poverty,” he says, including, “Only the common man can unite and spread the message, and stress on how important it is to give the state what it deserves”.