“He Threw Acid On My Face, Not On My Dreams.” – Laxmi Agarwal (Acid Attack Survivor)

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“He threw acid on my face, not on my dreams.”

A 15-year-old girl Laxmi Agarwal who was a victim of an acid attack in 2005, talked about her restarted life with confidence at TEDx Talk in Jaipur.

Laxmi Agarwal, who wanted to kill herself after seeing her face in the mirror for the first time after an acid attack, has given her life a new dimension.

In her talk, Laxmi talked about many issues that she faced in her life before and after the attack. From social justice to education.

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She also mentioned about a need to change the standards of beauty as beauty is not the only criteria for a person’s personality.

She said, “People know what rape is, people know what domestic violence is, but people do not know what acid attacks are, and that needs to change.”
Laxmi is a victim and thus she knows how it feels. She wants to raise awareness about acid attacks. Pressurizing the legal authorities has become her foremost part of awareness campaigns.

She mentioned, “Despite the Supreme Court controlling the sale of acid, the acid inside our head still exists.”
She briefs her struggle to live a pleasant life and in this video, she shared her experiences which led her to live a happy and dignified life.

She has initiated various campaigns where she fights for the justice of acid attack victims.

Watch this video and turn your life into more meaningful one. Rather than crying over petty things. Learn. Realise. Believe.

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