Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is honored with the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Monday, 22 January 2018. Along with SRK, Hollywood star Cate Blanchett and singer Elton John also received the same.
The awards were presented at a ceremony in the village of Davos, in the Swiss Alps, where some of the world’s top policymakers and executives have begun gathering for the annual meeting.
Shahrukh Khan and other two celebs received this award for their work in raising awareness about human rights issues.
SRK is a founder of the non-profit foundation. This foundation provides support to female victims of acid attacks and major burn injuries through medical treatment, legal aid, rehab and livelihood support.
On receiving this honour, Shahrukh Khan said, “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.”
SRK is also having a specialized children’s hospital wards and he has supported child care centers with free boarding for kids under cancer treatment.
After receiving the award SRK thanked the ladies of his life. He said, “I want to thank my sister, my wife and my little daughter for bringing me up well and teaching me the value of requesting, sometimes imploring and begging a yes from a woman, instead of forcing it upon her.”
Shahrukh thanked his wife Gauri, sister and his daughter Suhana. He added, “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.”
Earlier, King Khan shared his excitement for the award in a series of tweets. He also shared his iconic posed photo when he reached Switzerland.
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