Fears are Always Worth Facing
We live in the 21st century, but do we feel equality in this modern era? Even in this modern era people are judged on the basis of looks, skin color, weight, richness, etc and what matters is physical features, not inner beauty. A very great example took a stand on how pure one’s inner beauty is and shaped her life with all her efforts.
Laxmi Agarwal, a courageous woman and an acid attack survivor. At the age of 15, when children enjoy their childhood there she was surviving with an acid attack on her face and this happened when she rejected one of her lovers who was twice her age. Instead of moving on, the man wanted to take revenge which leads to an acid attack case on a 15-year-old girl. The only motive of the rejected lover was to make Laxmi feel ashamed about her face and body but do you think a girl can weaken herself and lose her identity? No, Laxmi being a fighter fought for justice.
When the society says cruel things about one’s appearance, the repercussions could be worst for the person facing it and it can lead to anything even death. And keeping in mind the acid victims Laxmi started a the campaign ‘Stop Sale Acid’ to provide courage and justice to many other acid survivors who have lost their life somewhere because of an acid attack incident.
An inspirational woman, Laxmi Agarwal has faced many troubles and harsh comments from society but being strong made her unique. In this cruel world where few people are there to support to it’s important to love and respect yourself first. Don’t let others ruin your dreams, make your move with all your efforts and dedication just like Laxmi. She became the founder of “Chhanv Foundation” in 2014 and in 2020, a movie named ‘CHHHAPAAK’ was presented by the actor Deepika Padukone to spread awareness about Laxmi Agarwal and her struggle of survival.
It is wisely said that ‘Acid attack does not mean the end of dreams, never give people the satisfaction of seeing you suffer’