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Turning Scars Into Love Stories:
An Acid Attack Survivor's Journey to Happily Ever After 

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Over the past decade, Ritu's life has been a journey marked by resilience, courage, and determination. Hailing from Rohtak, Haryana, Ritu's passion for volleyball led her to excel at the state level. However, her life took a drastic turn when, on her way back from practice, she fell victim to an acid attack orchestrated by her cousin brother, an incident that changed the course of her life.

Despite the trauma and challenges she faced, Ritu found strength in her family's constant support. She showed immense strength and will power to start her life again, refusing to let the attack define her. Instead, she joined the Stop Acid Attack campaign in 2014, bravely stepping forward to advocate for change and raise awareness about the issue. 


Her journey towards empowerment saw her shedding the veil that once shielded her face, symbolising her refusal to be defined by her scars.

Through her advocacy work and personal example, Ritu has encouraged countless survivors to reclaim their agency and rebuild their lives. Her story has sparked conversations, shifted public perceptions, and influenced policy decisions regarding acid violence. By standing tall in the face of adversity, she has not only inspired individuals but also catalysed broader societal change, fostering a more inclusive and compassionate society.

Through various platforms such as TEDx talks, interviews, and appearances in movies like "Chaapaak" and "Akira," Ritu shared her story, inspiring countless others with her courage and determination.


Now, as she prepares to embark on a new chapter in her life, Ritu's upcoming marriage on March 12th holds profound significance. It symbolises not only her personal journey of resilience and healing but also serves as a testament to the transformative power of love, hope, and support. 

Her marriage represents a celebration of overcoming adversity, a reminder that even in the face of unimaginable challenges, there is always room for love and joy. It is a symbol of hope for survivors everywhere, demonstrating that no matter what obstacles we may face, there is always the possibility of finding happiness and fulfilment.


As we honour Ritu's journey and celebrate her achievements, let us also reaffirm our commitment to creating a world where every individual, regardless of their past experiences, can live with dignity, equality, and love.

Support Ritu

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As Ritu prepares to start a new life chapter through marriage to her beloved from Mumbai, we invite you to be part of this joyous occasion. The wedding is set for March 12, 2024, followed by a farewell gathering at Hangout Cafe, Noida, on March 14.

This is an opportunity for us to come together as a community and support one of our own. Ritu's marriage is a powerful reminder of our mission to foster acceptance and rebuild lives affected by acid attacks.

Here’s How You Can Participate:

We aim to provide Ritu with a solid start to her married life, including setting up her new home in Mumbai and ensuring she continues her impactful work from Mumbai. Your support can make a significant difference in this new chapter of her life.

This encompasses not just celebrating her marriage but also providing essential household items, covering initial living expenses, and importantly, facilitating a sustainable livelihood by helping Ritu set up her own business. With a goal to raise INR 10,00,000we are committed to supporting Ritu's journey towards independence and continued advocacy.

As we are celebrating Ritu's marriage, you can also participate or volunteer at this rare occasion- as a videographer/photographer, make up artist, entertainment and music, miscellaneous support. 

Additionally, we aim to raise INR 2,00,000 for the celebration event. You can also contribute directly to the cause. Let's make this occasion unforgettable together!

You can contribute to the given QR Code or Bank Account :

A/C NO. 5213224861

Reach out to, +91 9452909005/ +91 9958066951/

+91 9717900302 incase of any query. 

Thank you for your kind support. 


Team Chhanv Foundation

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