Hyderabad: The Gramodaya Chamber of Commerce and Technology (GCOT) introduced the Gramodaya Bandhu Mitra award to entertainer Sonu Sood here on Thursday in acknowledgment of his work to support poor people and the needy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The entertainer was congratulated on the initial day of the three-day virtual show of GCOT, which was introduced by Gutha Sukhendar Reddy, Chairman, Telangana Legislative Council.
Talking on the event, the entertainer guaranteed the GCOT that his association, Shakthi Annadanam, will work with them.
Vasanth Kumar Damasthapuram, GCOT Executive Chairman, otherwise called Delhi Vasanth, said that Sonu Sood helped several migrant labourers get back home securely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The show, ‘150th Gandhi Jayanthi Utsav’, has been arranged to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who trusted in the upliftment of villages to construct a progressive India.
The show saw the dispatch of an integrated and complete improvement tool, a technology foundation of village monographs.
A village monograph gives the essential data required for arranging and program execution and comprehends the villages dependent on research and survey.
The speakers said the way that the Census office reviewed just 35 villages and ordered monographs out of a complete 6.5 lakh villages says a lot about “our apathy towards the village and gram swaraj”.
The leading speakers included Nishtha Satyam, Deputy Country Representative, UN Women (India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives), at the United Nations; Shantha Shina, Secretary, MV Foundation; S.P. Verma, Vice Chairman, Gandhi Global Family; W.R. Reddy, Former Director-General, National Institute of Rural Development; V. Prakash Rao, Chairman, Telangana Water Resource; and V. Pravin Rao, Vice-Chancellor, PJTSAU.
GCOT is a not revenue driven social enterprise established by the Osmania University alumni and its goal is to liberate the lives of rural dwellers.