King Khan of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan has received the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum (WEF). SRK received the honour for “his leadership in championing children’s and women’s rights in India”.
While receiving the award Shah Rukh Khan expressed his gratitude saying, “Extremely charged that I’ve had this amazing opportunity, this award, being recognized like this for minuscule work that I did, I’d like to do it with even more fervour. What is even more pleasant is that India is here in full power.”
The 52-year-old actor also thanked his late mother, wife and his daughter for inspiring him. After thanking the WEF for the award, SRK finished his speech with namaskar and ‘Jai Hind’.
Shah Rukh Khan received the award for showing an exemplary commitment to uphold human dignity through his non-profitable Meer Foundation.
Meer Foundation provides support to female victims of acid attacks and major burn injuries through medical treatment, legal aid, vocational training, rehabilitation and livelihood support.
The 52-year-old actor has also been responsible for creating specialized children’s hospital wards and has supported childcare centers with free boarding for children undergoing cancer treatment.
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