Shah Rukh Khan on Thursday received an honorary PhD in Philanthropy from The University of Law, London.
He received the honour during the university’s graduation ceremony when over 300 students were conferred their degrees. He accepted the honour with much humbleness and delivered a heartfelt speech.
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“I believe that charity should be done in silence and with dignity. One cannot speak about their charitable acts because it loses its purpose.
I have been privileged to be able to use my status as a public personality to champion causes close to my heart. I actively participate with the causes of women empowerment, rehabilitation of the underprivileged and basic human rights.
I firmly believe that I have to give back to the world that has given me so much. I am humbled with this Honorary Doctorate bestowed upon me and would like to thank everyone involved for choosing me,” he said while accepting the degree.
Shah Rukh’s non-profit organisation Meer Foundation primarily works with acid attack victims and aims to initiate change at the ground level to build a world that empowers women. He was honoured with the Crystal Award for his work towards acid attack survivors at the World Economic Forum 2018 held in Davos.