VIDEO- SRK Awarded A Young Lady With Scholarship Worth Rs 95 Lakhs
By: Pinki Thu, 27 Feb 2020 11:23 AM
On 26th February, Bollywood's Baadshah Shah Rukh Khan was seen awarding the Shah Rukh Khan La Trobe University PhD scholarship to a young woman who hails from Kerala.
The scholarship was named after the Superstar in 2019. The recipient of the scholarship is a young researcher, named Gopika Kottantharayil Bhasi. Her work revolves around farming practices through animal science, ecology and molecular studies.
During the award ceremony, SRK was at his candid best. He walked up to the stage with the young female awardee and presented her with the scholarship. Thereafter, he was seen helping Gopika wear the white coat presented to her, and adjusting it for her, something that is unsurprising coming from a humble and earnest Superstar like him.
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@iamsrk and La Trobe University , Australia Chancellor, The Honourable John Brumby AO presented The prestigious Shah Rukh Khan La Trobe University PhD Scholarship $200,000 (AUD) about 9.5 million Indian rupees Scholarship to Indian Female PhD research student Gopika Kottantharayil Bhasi, from Thrissur in Mumbai today. 😃🙏 #shahrukhkhan #latrobe #university #instadaily #instagram #instagood #celebrity #spotting #bollywood #paparazzi #varinderchawla
Speaking of the scholarship, Khan told IANS, "I'm a staunch believer in education and I would like to congratulate Gopika. Way forward for everyone is educate and there's never an end to education."
"Empowering and educating women is key and the world goes forward with educating women. I think education in India or anywhere else in the world is a step forward."
Gopika was chosen from over 800 Indian women. Her scholarship will cover four years of her research at the La Trobe University in Australia. This prestigious scholarship amounted to INR 95 lakhs.
The actor was last seen starring alongside Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in Aanand L Rai's Zero.
Reports suggest that the actor is allegedly collaborating with Tamil director Atlee for his next venture. However, this has not yet been confirmed.