Australian university La Trobe will award Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan with an Honorary Degree, 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.
Shah Rukh Khan just took to his social media and thanked the University the Kind Gesture and offering a scholarship to a girl student from India.
He shared, “On the way to @latrobe University…Thank you for the kind gesture of offering a scholarship to a girl student from India for higher education and supporting the work at @MeerFoundation”
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 female empowerment has been to support the cause of acid attack survivors.
The Foundation provides support to female 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.
La Trobe will present Mr. Khan with his Honorary Doctorate on Friday 9 August at its Melbourne campus in Bundoora.
Meanwhile, on the work front, SRK was last seen in Zero and the actor is currently busy with Netflix to produce Bard Of Blood and Betaal, web-series