By Sahej Marwah | January 12th, 2018
Besides acting, Shah Rukh Khan has always been involved in ample philanthropic work. His charities generally revolve around children and women rights. He is the founder of a non- profit organization called Meer Foundation which provides support and medical training to female victims of acid attacks. He said, “With victims of acid attacks I have had the privilege to witness the unparalleled courage and compassion that women are capable of. I have seen the transformative strength of goodness and the healing power of gentleness”.
SRK will be awarded alongside Hollywood personalities Elton John and Cate Blanchett. World Economic Forum (WEF) 2018 wrote, “The 24th Annual Crystal Awards celebrate the achievements of outstanding artists who have shown exemplary commitment to improving the state of the world. We are delighted this year to honour actors and directors Cate Blanchett and Shah Rukh Khan, and musician Sir Elton John. Each of them in their own way has taken action to uphold human dignity. The awards ceremony will take place on the evening of Monday, January 22, launching the Annual Meeting. It will serve as a marker of the intention of the Meeting and as a reminder to us all of our responsibility to act with respect, generosity and compassion”.
WEF also commented on SRK’s hospital visits and wrote, “Shah Rukh Khan is one of Bollywood’s most prominent actors who has been at the forefront of the Indian film and television industry for over 30 years. He is the founder of the nonâ€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.”
In response to this gesture, SRK said, “Thank u for this honour. I consider my work with these heroic & beautiful women a great privilege as it imparts dignity & purpose to my life. I hope to spread awareness of the unparalleled heroism of these ladies & reach out to others in order to carry this work to its conclusion”.
Don’t we all love and appreciate SRK for all his humanitarian related work? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.