In yet another good gesture, Shah Rukh Khan extended his support to the para-athletes by donating 50 wheelchairs on Monday, International Day of Disabled Persons. SRK marked his presence for the send-off hosted by Paralympics Committee to the Indian contingent participating in the Asian Para Games 2018.
SRK’s NGO by the name of Meer Foundation has been working closely with Deepa Malik and her foundation ‘Wheeling Happiness’ to make lives easier for athletes as they take guard. “It has been a privilege knowing and associating with Deepa for a cause as virtuous as this.
She is not just an inspiration to many but also a reflection of ourselves as we all are incomplete in one way or the other, and it is for us to embrace our imperfections and achieve our goals. Felicitating these para-athletes is a step forward in achieving the dream of representing India at the Paralympics,” said Shah Rukh Khan.
Deepa who is the first Indian woman to clinch a silver medal in shot put in the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games, labelled SRK’s contribution as a “gracious step” as it “not only makes lives easier for the athletes but also motivates and boosts their confidence”.
Not just that! SRK’s foundation also provides further support to acid attacks survivors and for those who have sustained major burn injuries, taking care of medical treatment as well as offering legal aid, vocational training, rehabilitation and livelihood support.