World Economic Forum: Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan Receives The 24th Crystal Award In Davos

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Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan received the Crystal award at the World Economic Forum in Davos for his charitable efforts through Meer Foundation.

Written By Annanya Johari | Mumbai | Updated On:

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan received the Crystal award at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland along with Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett and legendary musician Elton John. He received the award for showing an exemplary commitment to uphold human dignity through his non-profitable Meer Foundation. Shah Rukh Khan is one of the oldest and most celebrated actors of all times, and his nomination and award at the World Economic Forum have made the entire country proud. Accepting the award he said that he is grateful to all the brave women and children of Meer Foundation, who he works for and further thanked everybody for being present there and recognizing the heroism by conferring the award. 

The foundation aims at providing support to female victims of acid attacks and major burn injuries through medical treatment, legal aid, vocational training, rehabilitation and livelihood support. During the course of his address, Shah Rukh Khan stated that he is very happy to be in the presence of two extraordinary beings, Cate Blanchett, and Sir Elton John. Further, calling her the lady who commands the wind, he revealed that he is really touched that he has been chosen between the two. Hilariously, he also asks for a selfie with the two. 

The 52-year-old Dear Zindagi actor has also been responsible for creating specialised children's hospital wards and has supported childcare centre's with free boarding for children undergoing cancer treatment. Ending the event, he said that he has learned that courage can be the catalyse victimhood into heroism and that solidarity and charity will help the human, especially equality is not a concept but the truth that encompasses all living beings and how the service of others is not a choice anymore for any of us, it is the duty that all of us must fulfill in the name of humankind. During the World Economic Forum, India projected a growth of 7.4% in 2018 as compared to China's 6.8%. Growth rate projections for both 2018 and 2019 remains unchanged since its October 2017 WEO projections. According to Maurice Obstfeld, IMF Economic Counsellor and Director of Research, the two biggest national economies driving current and near-term future growth are predictably headed for slower growth. 




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