Shah Rukh Khan receives Crystal Award at World Economic Forum

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Davos: Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, Hollywood star Cate Blanchett and singer-songwriter Elton John received awards at the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 22 for their work raising awareness about human rights issues.
Shah Rukh, one of Hindi cinema’s most globally known faces, has been feted 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.
Talking about receiving the honor, 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.”
He has also been responsible for the creation of specialized children’s hospital wards and has supported child care centers with free boarding for kids undergoing cancer treatment.

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