Sood shared a video on his social media handles. He captioned the video, “I request everyone to support students who are forced to appear for offline board exams in these tough times. With the number of cases rising to 145k a day I feel there should be an internal assessment method to promote them rather than risking so many lives. #cancelboardexam2021.”
In the video, Sood says, “On the behalf of students, I want to to put in a request. CBSE and board exams are going to be held offline, I do not think the students are ready to sit for the exams amid the prevailing circumstances.”
He went on to give examples of other countries like Saudi Arabia and Mexico that canceled exams in educational institutions despite far fewer cases of the coronavirus.
“Still, we are thinking of holding exams, which is unfair. I do not think this is the right time for offline exams. I would like everyone to come forward and support these students, so they can be safe. All the best.”
Ever since the pandemic hit, Sonu Sood has been one celebrity who has been proactive. He first grabbed headlines when he helped migrants working in big cities get home to their villages and towns after the government ordered a nationwide lockdown due to the pandemic last year. He provided transport and succor to them.
Later that year, he mortgaged his own property in Mumbai to raise Rs 10 crore to help the needy. Sood wrote about his life and experiences in his memoir I Am No Messiah, which was published late last year.
In the video he posted on Twitter, Sonu Sood says, “On the behalf of students, I want to put in a request. CBSE and board exams are going to be held offline, I do not think the students are ready to sit for the exams amid the prevailing circumstances.”