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Shah Rukh Khan receives Crystal Award at World Economic Forum

January 23rd, 2018 | by vBollywood Author
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Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, Hollywood star Cate Blanchett and singer-songwriter Elton John received awards at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Monday for their work raising awareness about human rights issues.

Shah Rukh, one of Hindi cinema’s most globally known faces, has been knon as he is a founder of the non-profit Meer Foundation, which provides support to female victims of acid attacks and major burn injuries through medical treatment, legal aid, vocational training, rehabilitation and livelihood support.Crystal Award

Sharing about receiving the honour, SRK quipped, “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 fervor. What is even more pleasant is that India is here in full power.”

The superstar has also been responsible for the creation of specialised children’s hospital wards and has supported child care centres with free boarding for children undergoing cancer treatment.Crystal Award

SRK thanked the ladies of his life for his values. He said, “I want to thank my sister, my wife and my little daughter for bringing me up well and teaching me the value of requesting, sometimes imploring and begging a yes from a woman, instead of forcing it upon her.”

The awards were presented at a ceremony in the village of Davos, in the Swiss Alps, the event was attended by some of the world’s top policymakers and executives.

Photo courtesy: www.indianexpress.com

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