Bolywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan today said he feels honoured to receive the 24th Crystal Award alongside Elton John and Cate Blanchett.
The Annual Crystal Awards ceremony, which opens the World Economic Forum summit in the Swiss ski resort, celebrates the achievements of outstanding artists who have shown exemplary commitment to improving the state of the world.
"Honoured to receive the World Economic Forum's 24th Crystal Award, together with Elton John and Cate Blanchett. My fan moment," Shah Rukh tweeted ahead of the awards ceremony.
SRK is receiving the award for "his leadership in championing children's and women's rights in India," the World Economic Forum (WEF) said.
Shah Rukh later tweeted pictures of him sightseeing in the resort town where over 70 heads of states and governments have converged to attend the five-day affair.
"Shah Rukh Khan is one of Bollywood’s most prominent actors who has been at the forefront of the Indian film and television industry for over 30 years. He is the founder of the non‐profit Meer Foundation, which provides support to female victims of acid attacks and major burn injuries through medical treatment, legal aid, vocational training, rehabilitation and livelihood support," the WEF said in a statement.
"He has also been responsible for the creation of specialized children’s hospital wards and has supported childcare centres with free bo...