The whole world knows about Being Human, the charity set up by Salman Khan. But do you know that Shah Rukh Khan also has an NGO of his own? The name of Shah Rukh’s NGO is Meer Foundation and he is the chief patron of it.
Interestingly, Shah Rukh Khan's name doesn't feature anywhere on the website of the organisation https://meerfoundation.org/ but we independently confirmed that Shah Rukh Khan is the chief patron of the foundation that primarily works with women, children, burn and acid victims.
Owing to the efforts made by Meer Foundation with respect to women empowerment and protecting women's rights and child's rights, Shah Rukh Khan was awarded 2018 Crystal Award by World Economic Forum recently. The actor took to Twitter to say,
"Thank u for this honour. I consider my work with these heroic & beautiful women a great privilege as it imparts dignity & purpose to my life. I hope to spread awareness of the unparalleled heroism of these ladies & reach out to others in order to carry this work to its conclusion"
Thank u for this honour. I consider my work with these heroic & beautiful women a great privilege as it imparts dignity & purpose to my life. I hope to spread awareness of the unparalleled heroism of these ladies & reach out to others in order to carry this work to its conclusion https://t.co/i6cEU6go6V— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) January 11, 2018
Here is a report that also confirms that Meer Foundation is a silent social work by Shah Rukh Khan. The report says, "Shah Rukh Khan is one of Bollywood’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 centres with free boarding for children undergoing cancer treatment. Khan said: “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.”