Fri, 06 Dec, 2019
For daily updates of Bollywood news and gossips please subscribe here.
   

Shah Rukh Khan To Be Honoured With Doctorate By La Trobe

Global icon, multi-award winning actor, producer and women’s equality advocate, Shah Rukh Khan, will be awarded La Trobe University’s highest accolade during his visit to Australia for the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.

La Trobe is the first Australian University to award Mr Khan with an Honorary Doctor of Letters (honoris causa), in recognition of his efforts to support underprivileged children, his unwavering dedication to the fight for women’s empowerment through MEER Foundation and his unparalleled achievements in the Indian entertainment industry.

Meer Foundation is a philanthropic foundation named after Shah Rukh Khan’s father Meer Taj Mohammed Khan which aims to effect change at ground level and works to build a world that empowers women. One of the key focus areas under women empowerment has been to support the cause of acid attack survivors.

The Foundation provides support to women victims of acid attacks and major burn injuries through a 360-degree approach that helps them with their medical treatment, legal aid, vocational training as well as rehabilitation and livelihood support. The foundation’s efforts are not limited to helping acid attack victims alone. It has sponsored treatment and surgeries for women and children at several hospitals across the country.
Mr Khan said having his humanitarian endeavours recognised for the first time in Australia was a great honour, “I’m proud to be conferred with a great University like La Trobe which has a long-standing relationship with Indian culture and impressive track record in advocating for women’s equality. I feel truly privileged to receive this Honorary Doctorate and I would like to sincerely thank La Trobe for choosing to recognise my achievements in such a humbling way.”
La Trobe will present Mr Khan with his Honorary Doctorate ‪on Friday 9th August at its Melbourne campus in Bundoora.

    Related Articles

    Related Photos

    Trailer Launch Of Film Good Newwz At Cinepolis - Photos
    Shahid Kapoor & Neha Dhupia At The Recording Of NofilterNeha Season4 In Khar
    Ramesh Taurani Celebrated Diwali & A Glorious Year Of Tips Music
    Karisma Kapoor, Babita, Samiera, Soha & Kunal Khemu spotted at Kareena Kapoor
    Parineeti Chopra spotted at yautcha bkc
    Varun Dhawan spotted at gym in khar
    Star Studded Party Of Film Mushkil - Fear Behind You Producers Ravinder Jeet Dariya, Shahroz Ali Khan, Actor Rajeesh Duggal, Kunal Roy Kapor & More
    South Star Sudeep Spotted At Bandra
    Kriti Sanon & Mother Neeta Spotted At Kromakey Juhu
    Kartik Aryan Spotted At Bandra

    Related Videos

    Actress Sagarika Neha At The Release Of The Film Keep Safe Distance
    Marrne Bhi Do Yaaron Public Review  Krushna, Kashmera Shah, Rishaab Chauhaan
    Public Review For Film Ujda Chaman
    Grand Entry Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha , Arbaaz Khan & Prabhu Deva At Trailer Launch Of Dabangg 3
    Vivek Oberoi Supports Amit Kumar Live In Concert To Raise Funds For Breast Cancer Patients
    Interview With Taapsee Pannu & Bhumi Pednekar For Film Saand Ki Aankh
    Sonali Bendre , Swara Bhaskar & Others At Jio Mami And Netflix To Celebrate Women In Film
    Katrina Kaif Launches Her New Make Up Brand Kay
    Tara Sutaria At The Launch Of OnePlus Digital TV At Reliance Digital Store
    Sonam Kapoor ON RAMP At Launch Of Karl Lagerfeld Collection

    For More News and Gossips of Bollywood
    like our facebook page

      facebook