SRK receives Crystal Award at WEF in Davos; John, Blanchett also honoured
Published : Jan 23, 2018, 11:37 am IST
Updated : Jul 6, 2019, 3:32 pm IST
Shah Rukh Khan was among the three global stars who were honoured with Crystal Awards at the World Economic Forum held in Davos on Monday. (Photos: AP)
Shah Rukh received his award from Hilde Schwab, Chairwoman and Co-Founder of the World Economic Forum's World Arts Forum.
Shah Rukh was seated alongside legendary musician Elton John and Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett during the event. The three global stars were selected for the awards this year.
Elton John was honoured for his work for HIV/AIDS patients with the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF).
Cate Blanchett was felicitated for her work for the welfare of refugees in her position as UNHCR Global Goodwill Ambassador.
While his superstardom is known worldwide, his work as founder of Meer Foundation, which provides support to female victims of acid attacks, also played a major role in him being selected for the award.
The superstar was felicitated for 'his leadership in championing children's and women's rights in India.'
In his speech, SRK said,"Extremely charged that I've had this amazing opportunity, this award, being recognised like this for minuscule work that I did, I'd like to do it with even more fervour.”