US-INDIAN (RPT) – Indian woman receives International Women of Courage Award
Contributed by NAMPA / PTI.
From Lalit K Jha
Washington, Mar 4 (PTI) Laxmi, a victim of acid attack and a standard-bearer for the movement to end acid attacks, has been selected by the US for the prestigious International Women of Courage Award.
Laxmi would receive the award from US First Lady Michelle Obama at an awards ceremony at the State Department here.
She was 16 when an acquaintance threw acid on her face while she waited at a bus stop in New Delhi’s busy Khan Market in 2005, disfiguring her permanently.