Sonu Sood Helps Warrior Aaji To Start Up A Training Centre in Pune

Actor Sonu Sood, who had approached Pune's 'warrior Aaji' Shanta Balu Pawar a month ago and offered help so that she could impart her skills to children, has supported her monetarily.

Sonu Sood Helps Warrior Aaji To Start Up A Training Centre in Pune

Actor Sonu Sood, who had approached Pune's 'warrior Aaji' Shanta Balu Pawar a month ago and offered help so that she could impart her skills to children, has supported her monetarily.

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Shanta Balu Pawar’s unrivalled skill, many prominent people of Mumbai came forward to help her, including the pandemic warrior actor “Sonu Sood”.

A month ago, Pawar’s performance on the street was captured and posted online on social media by Marathi actor Aishwarya Kale. Soon after the video went viral, Pawar received help from many prominent individuals including state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and actor Riteish Deshmukh.

Nearly a month after her skills went viral on social media, Pune’s ‘warrior Aaji’ (warrior grandmother) Shanta Balu Pawar, who once eked out a living by performing lathi-kathi on city streets, is now a martial arts and self-defence trainer for children. In an open space on the premises of a city institute, 30 students will soon be learning the skills of lathi-kathi from the 85-year-old for free.Actor Sonu Sood, who had approached Pawar a month ago and offered help so that she could impart her skills to children, has supported her monetarily. Meanwhile, local corporator Yogesh Dattatray Sasane, along with social group Nirmitee, helped Pawar find a suitable space to teach children. The soon-to-be training ground on the premises of Savali Foundation was inaugurated on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi on Saturday.

And on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, Sonu Sood stood by his promise as he inaugurated the martial arts school for Aaji. In a video, Warrior Aaji mentioned: 

“This dream of my mine has been fulfilled by Sonu. I have named my school after him.” 

Source Times of India

Thanks to Sonu, Shanta or ‘Warrior Aaji’ is now a martial arts and self-defence trainer for children. The reel-life villain has turned a real-life hero during the lockdown, when he started many initiatives for migrant labourers who were suffering the most, especially in helping them reach their hometown.

“The existing premises of Savali Foundation is for recreational and development activities for women, such as karate, yoga, teaching, beauty parlour training, and computer classes. I proposed that I will give the open space to her for free, and the help from Sonu Sood goes directly to Aaji,” said by Sonu Sood.

 As of now, classes will be held three times a week with a batch of 30 students for a session of one hour. In fact, Shanta was offered to teach on some days at a nearby school.

People are lauding Sonu Sood for having a heart of gold and his kind gesture: 

 

Sonu Sood's act of kindness during this epidemic is very heart touching and heroic. His vision and dedication to make this world a better place should be an inspiration to us all.