Bhubaneswar: Bollywood star Sonu Sood met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during his visit to the State on Saturday.
Sonu Sood met the Odisha Chief Minister at Naveen Niwas. During their meeting, Patnaik gifted a jersey of the Indian Hockey team to Sonu Sood (Odisha is the sponsor of the national women and men’s teams of the Indian Hockey).
While speaking to Kalinga TV about the reason of his meeting with the CM, Sonu Sood said, “In the first wave of the COVID-19 we had brought around 17 children of Kendrapada safely from Mumbai. During that time, Chief Minister Sir had thanked me and wished a lot and now since I was here just I wanted to come and say hello to him.” “We need to do more good works for Odisha and I’m always there for Odisha,” he added.
Likewise, CM Naveen said, “It was a pleasure meeting actor Sonu Sood who was in Bhubaneswar. Appreciate his efforts in helping people during the COVID19 pandemic. Encouraged him to explore Odisha’s rich heritage & natural beauty.”
It was a pleasure meeting actor @SonuSood who was in #Bhubaneswar. Appreciate his efforts in helping people during the #COVID19 pandemic. Encouraged him to explore #Odisha’s rich heritage & natural beauty. pic.twitter.com/zdi8yO9BbX
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) May 28, 2022
It is to be noted here that the Bollywood actor had helped and made all arrangements for the safe return of more than 70 youths of the Kendrapara area from Mumbai when the COVID was at its peak in the country last year.