Amar Ujala Foundation

Acid Victim Empowerment

camp9Acid Attack not only scars the appearance, but also completely destroys several lives. Amar Ujala Foundation has been running Acid Victim Empowerment Campaign, to help them in medical treatment, legal rights and livelihood.

Acid Attacks has become a common form of crime in today’s era, and there is a strong need to spread awareness and ensure to CALL FOR ACTION to not only work towards mobilizing society to prevent such attacks in future, but also to help victims in their quest for leading a normal life with Courage, Confidence, Dignity and Pride. We wish to help them emerge independent and motivate the world at large.

Amar Ujala has strongly raised this issue through newspaper and its website and is already servicing some of the victims helping them fight for their cause. The same has been lauded by our set of readers and have created positive impact in the society.Amar Ujala Foundation (AUF) believes that Acid Attack is a big issue in society and there is a need to create sensitization so that better mechanism to extend support to such victims can be put in place.

Amar Ujala Foundation has been extending its support to the survivors of acid attacks across India, since past 2 years now. From providing medical helps and financial aids to such survivors, to providing rehabilitations and upgrading their skills through technical courses, or getting professional advice from the administrative departments or legal advisors for the survivors, Amar Ujala Foundation has extended its support in the best way possible to more than 25 acid survivors and still counting. More than 100 acid survivors are now in direct touch with the foundation, and provide time to time information and support.

Amar Ujala Foundation (AUF) along with the support of National Commission for Women (NCW) and Pran Sabharwal Foundation (PSF) also embarked upon a sustained campaign for the empowerment of Acid Survivors, to bring about an effective change in the medical, socio-economic and familial conditions of Acid Survivors and also bring about a mindset change in the larger society.

With this objective AUF organized a national symposium titled “अदम्य— the Indomitable” on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Teen Murti Auditorium, New Delhi. Honorable Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated and interacted with the acid survivors whereas a panel of other eminent guests provided their valuable inputs for the betterment of the survivors.

True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.- Daniel Goleman