Actors Dia Mirza and Sonu Sood have been roped in to co-host the documentary series "Bharat Ke Mahaveer" to celebrate the country's selfless heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The three-part series is a joint initiative between the United Nations in India and NITI Aayog to showcase 12 stories of unsung heroes who displayed "strength and solidarity" amid the pandemic, with Discovery Channel.
Dia Mirza, who is UN Secretary-General's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocate, said India has shown the world how people's united power can overcome "any adversity".
"Instead of self-interest, we have seen an outpouring of solidarity during the pandemic. People are banding together to spread love, compassion, and positivity through their actions, thereby ensuring that the most vulnerable are not left behind. I am proud to call myself an Indian and proud to be part of this excellent initiative", Mirza said in a statement.
Sood Sood, who has been at the forefront of COVID-related relief activities, said the pandemic has been "painful" but it didn't deter individuals to show an extraordinary sense of empathy.
"The almighty has been benevolent to me, and has given me means to help others, and I tried in my small way, but some of the stories I have read are of individuals with limited means but who with their strong will – moved mountains. The world will know more about these heroes through Bharat Ke Mahaveer," Sonu said.
Bharat Ke Mahaveer will be aired on Discovery Channel and also stream on Discovery Plus in November.
Source - IANS