Deepika Padukone Receives Crystal Award
At the 26th Annual Crystal Award ceremony conducted during the opening ceremony of 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland on Monday, 20th January 2020, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone received the Crystal Award 2020 for her efforts to create awareness about the importance of mental health through her foundation ‘Live Love Laugh’. Hilde Schwab (Chairwoman and Co-Founder of Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship)presented the award to Deepika Padukone, and the other 3 recipients: Jin Xing (Choreographer), Lynette Wallworth (artist) and Theaster Gates (artist).
Deepika Padukone sought professional help when she was diagnosed with clinical depression back in 2014. The internationally acclaimed actor shared her own experiences of dealing with anxiety and depression by going public and founded the foundation named- Live Love Laugh in the month of June in 2015. Depression has been a global burden of disease over the last few decades, it has played a major contributor in ill health and disability in the world.