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Honorary Doctorate for Shah Rukh Khan at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

Shah Rukh Khan has been invited by the Government of Victoria as the chief guest for 10th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. The tenth edition of the festival will be held in the cultural city from August 8 to August 17.

As per the reports of a leading daily, Shah Rukh Khan will be awarded La Trobe University’s highest accolade during his visit to Australia for the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.

Talking about this to a leading daily, Khan said, “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. I feel truly privileged to receive this Honorary Doctorate and I would like to sincerely thank La Trobe for choosing to recognise my achievements in such a humbling way.”

Reportedly, La Trobe will present SRK with his Honorary Doctorate ‪on August 9 at its Melbourne campus in Bundoora in recognition of his efforts to support underprivileged children, his unwavering dedication to the fight for women’s empowerment through MEER Foundation and his unparalleled achievements in the Indian entertainment industry.

You can read more about the Indian Melbourne Film Festival here.

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