No surprise that SRK's added yet another feather in his cap.
The 24th Annual Crystal Awards, which are part of the The World Economic Forum’s 48th Annual Meeting, celebrate the achievements of outstanding artists who have shown "exemplary commitment to improving the state of the world."
This year, Shah Rukh Khan is one of the actors being honoured for taking considerable action to uphold human dignity.
On their website, it explains why he was chosen: Shah Rukh Khan 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.
“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.” shared the Raees actor.
Cate Blanchett and Sir Elton John are the other two recipients of the prestigious accolade this year.
The World Economic Forum’s 48th Annual Meeting in Davos will begin later this month under the theme of “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”. The awards ceremony will take place on the evening of Monday, January 22, launching the Annual Meeting.