Sunday April 5, 2020
Home India Akhilesh assu...

Akhilesh assures help to acid attack victims’ cafe in Agra

0
//

Agra: UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday visited the Sheroes Hang-Out, a cafe near the Taj Mahal run by acid attack victims, and assured all help to them to run the establishment.

He met acid attack victims Neetu, Geeta, Ritu and others, had coffee with them and directed District Magistrate Pankaj Kumar to look for land to help them to open a bigger and better cafe.

acid attacks-kvJH--621x414@LiveMint
www.livemint.com – (From left) Neetu, Ritu and Rupa

The Sheroes Hang-Out has attracted international notice, as the victims, instead of surrendering to depression or seclusion, and initial hesitation to move out openly, are now working in the cafe and serving foreign tourists.

A library and boutique are additional attractions for tourists.

www.prokerala.com
www.prokerala.com

The cafe was started with donations through a Facebook page, and today it has managed to not only survive but provide sustenance to many victims.

The chief minister said he would help open similar cafes in Lucknow and Noida.

(IANS)

Next Story

With Pension for Acid Attack Survivors, ‘Chhapaak’ Serves ‘Purpose’: Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar

"Chhapaak", starring Deepika Padukone is based on the life of Laxmi Agarwal, an acid attack survivor. The film was released on January 10

0
Meghna
Meghna Gulzar's Film "Chhapaak" addressing the issue was released on January 10. (IANS)

Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar is over-the-moon with her latest directorial “Chhapaak” as she says the movie has succeeded to serve its “purpose” after Uttarakhand announced pension for acid attack survivors in the state following the release.

On Sunday, she took to Twitter, where she shared a news headline, which read: “Uttarakhand announces pension for acid attack survivors in state after release of ‘Chhapaak'”.

Meghna wrote: “PURPOSE.”

The newindianexpress.com on Saturday had reported that “as of now, there are 10-11 acid attack survivors living in the state of Uttarkhand”.

Deepika
Actress Deepika Padukone has multiple reasons to celebrate. She turned a year older on Sunday and is starting the new year with the release of her special film “Chhapaak” that launched her as a producer. Wikimedia Commons

Rekha Arya, the State Women and Child Welfare Minister, while announcing the scheme said that the government was planning to start a pension scheme under which Rs 5,000-6,000 will be provided every month to the survivors so that they can live a life with dignity.

Also Read: Google Starts Testing Stadia on Non-Pixel Devices

“We will be bringing the proposal in the cabinet to get it approved to further implement the scheme. The idea is to support the brave women in achieving their dreams,” Arya was quoted as saying.

“Chhapaak”, starring Deepika Padukone is based on the life of Laxmi Agarwal, an acid attack survivor. The film was released on January 10. (IANS)