Shah Rukh Khan honoured with Crystal Award, at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos on Monday.
The Crystal Award is given by the WEF to artists who make a positive change in society. The actor has been awarded for his leadership in championing children’s and women’s rights in India.
The actor is the 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. He has also been responsible for the creation of specialized children’s hospital wards and has supported childcare centres with free boarding for children undergoing cancer treatment.
On the stage, he 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.”
“Service of others is not a choice but a duty we must all fulfill”, the actor said in his speech.
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Shah Rukh Khan with Sir Elton John and Cate Blanchett at the World Economic Forum today pic.twitter.com/8OxFMtRuj9
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Apart from SRK, Hollywood star Cate Blanchett and singer-songwriter Elton John also received awards at the event.>