NEW DELHI: Indian actor and philanthropist Sonu Sood has consented to support Special Olympics Bharat as brand ambassador.
Sood will support Special Olympics Bharat in all its endeavours of promoting Inclusion for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities on and beyond the sporting arena. Speaking about his role as the ambassador, Sood said on Saturday at a virtual event: “Today is a very special day for me and I am delighted to join this journey of inclusion with Special Olympics Bharat. Through their sporting achievements, each and every Special Olympics athlete redefines human spirit that stands tall in the face of every challenge. I wish luck to all of them to do their best and showcase their abilities with confidence which in itself would send a strong message to the world that they deserve to be mainstreamed. I feel privileged to join the Special Olympics Bharat family, and vouch to make this platform even bigger and resonate with people all over the country. I support SO Bharat. I support the inclusion revolution.”
In his role as brand ambassador, Sood will lead the team of Special Olympics Bharat athletes who will travel to Kazan to participate in the Special Olympics World Winter Games in January 2022.
“I feel honoured to have this opportunity to be with our team in Russia for the Special Olympics World Winter Games. We will together encourage our athletes to give their best and cheer them on with such enthusiasm that the roar of support will echo back home in India as well,” said Sonu Sood.
To conclude the virtual event, Sonu Sood interacted with a number of Special Olympics Bharat athletes about their journey. He also accepted birthday wishes from athletes, coaches, families, officials and volunteers who joined the event.