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A BRIDGE BUILDER: SHAH RUKH KHAN RECEIVES THE CRYSTAL AWARDS BY WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

By Jasmeet Singh . 23rd January 2018 12:30pm
A BRIDGE BUILDER: SHAH RUKH KHAN RECEIVES THE CRYSTAL AWARDS BY WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

Shah Rukh Khan has once again given the people of India and Bollywood something to be proud of. The Bollywood actor has recently made headlines on the award to be presented to him at the 24th Crystal Awards by World Economic Forum (WEF). Crystal Awards is done to internationally celebrate the achievements of leading artists who have become "bridge-builders and role models" for all leaders of society. Shah Rukh Khan The Awards are usually given to leading artists who have set commendable examples for leaders and members of the society to emulate. Shah Rukh Khan together with the veteran British singer Elton John and Australian actor Cate Blanchett are the 2018 Crystal Awards recipients. After hosting the Jio Filmfare 2018 Awards,  Shah Rukh is now in Davos, Switzerland for the WEF. This must be a proud moment for the ace Bollywood actor. He tweeted;

“Honoured to receive the @wef’s 24th Crystal Award, together with @eltonofficial and Cate Blanchett. My fan moment!! Watch the #crystalawards via http://wef.ch/2FNQF8z at the #wef18 meeting in Davos.”
Eyes have seen and ears have heard of his good deeds. Shah Rukh Khan is the founder of the non‐profit organization- Meer Foundation. The foundation is aimed at assisting female victims of acid attacks and major burn injuries through medical treatment, legal aid, vocational training, rehabilitation and livelihood support. That is not all, he has also been responsible for the creation of specialized children’s hospital wards, supporting childcare centers with free accommodation for children undergoing cancer treatment. In an earlier statement, Khan said:
“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.”
The other Awardees are Sir Elton John and Cate Blanchett. Elton is a British solo singer and one of the most successful solo artists in the world. In 1992, he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), which today is one of the leading non-profit HIV/AIDS organizations. EJAF has raised more than $400 million to date to support hundreds of HIV/AIDS prevention, service and advocacy programmes around the globe. [caption id="attachment_28205" align="alignnone" width="3988"]Elton Cate Elton John(L) - Cate Blanchett(R)[/caption] Cate Blanchett is an internationally acclaimed award-winning actor and director of both stage and screen. Appointed a UNHCR Global Goodwill Ambassador in 2016, in recognition of her commitment to refugees, she has lent her voice and influence to raising awareness, advocating and fundraising for the UNHCR. To all movie lovers, you would remember her in films like Lord of the Rings, Thor and so much more.

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