Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan received a Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum 2018 in Davos for raising awareness regarding human right issues and his contribution and support for acid attack victims.
One of the most popular faces across the world for his acting in Hindi cinema, Shah Rukh Khan has managed to make his face popular among a lot more people than just movie watchers, with his social work and presence. The superstar has big cinematic romantic heart, but his heart in real life is even bigger. Better known as SRK, Khan is the founder of a non-profit organisation named Meer Foundation which provides support to victims of acid attacks and major burn injuries that are common in domestic violence. Meer foundation provides medical treatment, legal assistance, vocational training, rehabilitation and livelihood support to the victims of these social brutalities that still exist.
SRK’s social work expands to developing specialised children’s wards in hospitals and child care centres with free treatment for kids suffering from cancer. With this, SRK has brought in heavy star power into agenda and has contributed in raising sense of awareness among the people regarding human rights and equality. With all these contributions, the Bollywood star received a Crystal Award at the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Monday. Besides SRK, Hollywood star Cate Blanchett and singer-songwriter Elton John too received the Crystal Awards on Monday for their work towards raising awareness regarding human rights issues.
Upon receiving the prestigious award at WEF 2018, Shah Rukh Khan said, “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.” He also thanked the ladies of his life for developing his values and supporting him throughout his work saying, “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.”