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Shah Rukh will be honored at WEF 2018

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be honored at the 24th annual Crystal Awards as part of the 48th annual World Economic Forum meeting this month for his leadership in defending human rights. children and women in India.

Actor and director Cate Blanchett and singer Elton John are the other winners this year, according to the official website of the World Economic Forum.

“Each of them, in their own way, has taken steps to defend human dignity,” the statement said.

Shah Rukh is honored because he is the founder of the Meer Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps women victims of acid attacks and serious burns through medical treatment, legal assistance, vocational training, rehabilitation and rehabilitation. support to the media. subsistence

He was also responsible for the creation of specialized rooms in children’s hospitals and supported childcare centers with free internment for children undergoing treatment for cancer.

Expressing gratitude for being chosen for the honor, Shah Rukh tweeted on Thursday: “Thank you for this honor, I believe that my work with these heroic and beautiful women is a great privilege because it gives dignity and purpose to my life unparalleled heroism of these women and reach out to others to bring this work to an end. “

The 24th Crystal Awards celebrate the achievements of outstanding artists who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to improving the state of the world.

The awards ceremony will be held on January 22 at the launch of the annual meeting.

This year’s World Economic Forum will feature the participation of the Indian Prime Minister since 1997, and Narendra Modi will address the plenary session of the prestigious World Business Meeting.