Shah Rukh Khan’s Meer Foundation that launched an initiative, ToGETher Transformed, on the International Women’s Day has recently sponsored corrective surgeries for 50 burns and acid attack survivors.
During the month of March, these surgeries were performed at BLK Super Specialty Hospital in New Delhi and GS Memorial Plastic Surgery Hospital and Trauma Center in Varanasi.
The organization is set to conduct its next phase of surgeries in Kolkata. Patients from Delhi, UP, Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Uttarakhand, 85% of them women and children, have already availed benefits of the initiative.
Meer Foundation is a non-profit organization, and Shah Rukh Khan has been active in lending his support to the NGO. For his work, he was honored with the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum 2018, held in Davos.
Talking about the Foundation, the actor said, “The work done at Meer Foundation is very close to my heart and we have been working on it with a quiet focus since the past three years. Meer supports victims of acid attacks by providing a holistic approach to their rehabilitation.”
“With this in mind, we launched our new initiative ToGETher Transformed and I am thankful to our partners across the country – our brave survivors, doctors, lawyers, hospitals, NGOs and volunteers who help us in our cause. I hope to garner more support for our endeavors by bringing together like-minded people and hopefully put an end to acid violence in the near future,” he added
The not-for-profit in addition has also helped organize health camps, donate wheelchairs to para-athletes, organised events for disadvantaged women and children and contributed to victims of Kerala floods.