Today, the whole world is celebrating Father’s Day and to make this day special Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter to launch the official website of his NGO, Meer Foundation. The NGO has been named after Shah Rukh Khan’s father and it works for the women welfare.
The actor tweeted, “A foundation I named after my father – @MeerFoundation – aims to create a network of support for women. No better day than #FathersDay for me to introduce our website to the world. http://meerfoundation.org/”
A foundation I named after my father – @MeerFoundation – aims to create a network of support for women. No better day than #FathersDay for me to introduce our website to the world.https://t.co/BB0Eipnwum
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) 16 June 2019
A note written by Shah Rukh Khan on the website reads:
“In my life, I have been given several opportunities to flourish by the people around me. And this is exactly what I want to do for others – especially women. My dream is to create an ecosystem that allows women, regardless of their history, to redefine, redo, or rework their lives the way they choose, the way they see fit. This might seem idealistic, but I truly believe that we can empower women to dream, grow, and live life without worry.
The reality, however, is that most women have very little freedom. Often, they are made to feel powerless, have restrictions imposed on them, and are punished for the choices they make, or for simply saying ‘no’. These cases of oppression usually stem from a lack of respect and empathy, which is in stark contrast to what I try to personify every day. In fact, it is my conviction in women’s rights that compels me to act – especially when I learn of atrocities like acid attacks. I believe that, when faced with violence, women need a friend – someone they can rely on, who can help them face these hurdles and come out stronger. Meer is that friend.
The vision for Meer Foundation was inspired by my father – the most gentle, compassionate, and kind man that I have known. His interactions with women were always based on a foundation of respect and kindness, and this is what I remember most about him. Meer, which is named after the title that he bore, is the embodiment of his spirit.
Through Meer, I believe that we can help women who have been treated unfairly by creating a network of support. In the past year alone, I have seen the Foundation’s immense potential to better lives and change the future. We have only just begun, and we plan to grow even stronger, ultimately helping the dream become a reality.”
This is clearly a great initiative by Shah Rukh Khan.
Talking about his movies, he was last seen on the big screen in Zero. The actor is yet to announce his next film but reportedly, Shah Rukh Khan is set to team up with Rajkumar Hirani. We are sure his fans are eagerly waiting to know which will be his next film.