Here's why SRK is best global ambassador for us

| Updated: May 12, 2017 16:03 IST

New Delhi [India], May 12 (ANI): Adding yet another first to his huge repertoire of firsts, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan addressed the audience in a conference at TED Talks in Vancouver, Canada. SRK's TED talks are full of inspirational instances, intelligently woven with motivational words. The 51-year-old actor representing India at the global platform has been earlier graced by the likes of remarkable people like former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, astronaut Mae Jemison, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page to name a few. In his TED Talk, the 'Chak De! India' star said, "My country has taught me the capacity for a human being to love is akin to godliness. It shines forth in a world which civilization, I think, already has tampered too much with. In the last few days, the talks here, the wonderful people coming and showing their talent, talking about individual achievements, the innovation, the technology, the sciences, the knowledge we are gaining by being here in the presence of TED Talks and all of you are reasons enough for us to celebrate the future "us." But within that celebration the quest to cultivate our capacity for love and compassion has to assert itself, has to assert itself, just as equally." He added, "The people of this ancient land embraced me in their limitless love and I've learned from these people that neither power nor poverty can make your life more magical or less tortuous. I've learnt from the people of my country that the dignity of a life, a human being, a culture, a religion, a country actually resides in its ability for grace and compassion. I've learned that whatever moves you, whatever urges you to create, to build, whatever keeps you from failing, whatever helps you survive, is perhaps the oldest and the simplest emotion known to mankind, and that is love. A mystic poet from my land famously wrote." The King of Bollywood then proudly narrated a Sanskrit Shlok and translated it for the audience. He added, "My country has taught me the capacity for a human being to love is akin to godliness. It shines forth in a world which civilization, I think, already has tampered too much with. In the last few days, the talks here, the wonderful people coming and showing their talent, talking about individual achievements, the innovation, the technology, the sciences, the knowledge we are gaining by being here in the presence of TED Talks and all of you are reasons enough for us to celebrate the future "us." But within that celebration the quest to cultivate our capacity for love and compassion has to assert itself, has to assert itself, just as equally." The actor's speech was received with a standing ovation at TED. (ANI)

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