Shah Rukh Khan honored with a doctorate degree at La Trobe University in Melbourne for humanitarian work
Shah Rukh Khan received an honorary doctorate degree from Melbourne-based La Trobe University for his contributions and efforts towards underprivileged children and women’s empowerment through Meer Foundation, besides his achievements in the Indian entertainment industry. This is a first of its kind scholarship introduced by the prestigious university.
La Trobe University is the first Australian University to awards khan with an Honorray Degree, Doctors of latters
La Trobe Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Dewar, said, “The Shah Rukh Khan La Trobe University Ph.D. Scholarship recognizes Shah Rukh’s extraordinary altruism, demonstrated in his work to advocate for women’s empowerment. Reflecting La Trobe’s values of inclusivity, equity, and social justice, this scholarship will offer a unique and potentially life-changing opportunity for an Indian woman to conduct research in a critical area affecting the world such cybersecurity, health or engineering.”
Shah Rukh Khan welcomed the announcement of a scholarship in his name. Shah Rukh said, “As a passionate advocate for women’s equality and empowerment, I am delighted that this scholarship will give an Indian woman a chance to pursue research in a field which is likely to lead her towards an exciting and a successful career. I thank the La Trobe University wholeheartedly for giving someone this wonderful opportunity.”
Speaking about the same, Shah Rukh said in a statement, “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.”
Elaborating more, he added, “I feel truly privileged to receive this honorary doctorate and I would like to sincerely thank La Trobe for choosing to recognize my achievements in such a humbling way.”
Moreover, on the work front, he was last seen in Aanand L Rai’s ‘Zero’ which also starred Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif in the lead. The actor is yet to announce his next project.