Shah Rukh Khan to be honoured at World Economic Forum 2018
(4 months ago)
New Delhi , Jan. 11 : Turns out, it is not just Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is going to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF)'s 48th Annual Meeting in Davos later this month. Shah Rukh Khan will be there too.
The Bollywood superstar is all set to be awarded at the 24th Annual Crystal Awards for showing an exemplary commitment to uphold human dignity through his non-profit Meer Foundation.
Meer Foundation 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 specialised children's hospital wards and has supported childcare centres with free boarding for children undergoing cancer treatment.
Director Cate Blanchett and musician Sir Elton John are among the other awardees, said the official website of the World Economic Forum.
The 52-year-old actor took to his Twitter handle to say, "Thank u for this honour. I consider my work with these heroic and beautiful women a great privilege as it imparts dignity and purpose to my life. I hope to spread awareness of the unparalleled heroism of these ladies and reach out to others in order to carry this work to its conclusion".
The Annual Crystal Awards celebrate the achievements of outstanding artists who have shown exemplary commitment to improving the state of the world.
The awards ceremony will take place on 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.