The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018 will take place in Davos Klosters, Switzerland from January 23-26th  under the theme, “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”.

This year, Bollywood film actor and celebrity Shah Rukh Khan, award-winning actress Cate Blanchett and musician Elton John are the recipients of the 24th Annual Crystal Award. The winners will be honored at the opening session on January 22nd. The award celebrates the achievements of leading artists who are bridge-builders and role models for society. Shah Rukh Khan is receiving the award for his leadership in championing children’s and women’s rights in India. Khan is one of India’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. He has also been responsible for the creation of specialized children’s hospital wards and has supported childcare centers with free boarding for children undergoing cancer treatment.

“With victims of acid attacks I have had the privilege to witness the unparalleled courage and compassion that women are capable of. I have seen the transformative strength of goodness and the healing power of gentleness.”, Khan said. This is a wonderful honor for Khan’s leadership, aid, philanthropy and kindness.