La Trobe University announces Ph.D. Scholarship on SRK

Shah Rukh Khan interview

Shah Rukh Khan interview

The announcement was made during Shah Rukh Khan's visit to La Trobe University as chief guest of the 2019 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.

"This award is not an award which Meer foundation might have done or achieved, it is an award for courage of every woman who faces brutally of injustice, inequality and inhumanity". For his outstanding humanitarian work for women empowerment, in reference to the Meer Foundation, the actor has been bestowed with an honorary doctorate from the La Trobe University, Melbourne.

"More often the society are tending to reward anger and hatred rather than nurture compassion and love".

Shah Rukh Khan, 53, is a global icon and a star of more than 80 films including recently voicing the role of Mufasa in the Hindi version of Disney's remake of the Lion King Movie.

He said that with such conviction, the world will be able to sustain its beauty and reject the false barriers created by man.

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Melbourne-based La Trobe University on Friday announced a scholarship in the name of superstar Shah Rukh Khan for aspiring female researchers from India.

"On the way to La trobe University". It will be given to Indian female research students for four years that will inspire research in different fields thus helping find a solution in the growing competitive time. SRK while expressing his views on it said that he needed to support our female researchers in India for being the advocate for women's equality and empowerment. "I thank La Trobe University wholeheartedly for giving someone this wonderful opportunity".

The recipient of the scholarship will be entitled to receive a sum of 200,000 Aus dollars.

Shah Rukh talked about the festival, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. "All of these have appealed not only to the diaspora but to worldwide audiences across the globe, making Indian cinema so proud", added the filmmaker. "It's not the films but the people behind the festival who make it what it is". It will screen over 60 films from all across India and the sub-continent in over 22 languages.

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