World Economic Forum to honor SRK for championing children’s and women’s rights in India

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The Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan has bagged another honor. And this one seems to be bigger than ever. The World Economic Forum would be honoring him at the 24th Annual Crystal Awards that 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 Monday, January 22. SRK is one of the three artists to be honored by the World Economic Forum. The other two awardees are none other than Elton John and Cate Blanchett.

While Blanchett is being recognized for her leadership in raising awareness of the refugee crisis, John is being felicitated for his leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS. King Khan, on the other hand is being recognized for his leadership in championing children’s and women’s rights in India.

SRK took to Twitter to thank World Economic Forum for the honor:

Not known to many, SRK is the founder of the Meer Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides support to female victims of acid attacks and major burn injuries. This not only covers medical treatment but also includes vocational training, rehabilitation, legal aid as well as livelihood support. Shah Rukh Khan has played an instrumental role in creation of specialized children’s hospital wards. He has also supported childcare centres with free boarding facilities for children undergoing cancer treatment.

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