AMN / NEW DELHI
The story of Yasmeen Mansuree will inspire generations to come. She is a victim of acid attack. And now she was honoured with National Award for disabled people by President of India Honourable Ramnath Kovind on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Vigyan bhawan, New Delhi.
Yasmeen belongs to a family of labourers in a small town of Shamli in Uttar Pradesh.
Yasmeen and her sister Asma were attacked by unknown people while they were sleeping in thier courtyard in 2005.
Yasmeen suffered burn severe burn injuries on her face and other parts of the body. She is more than 50 percent disabled. She lost her one eye completely and has scar marks all over her face, neck and other parts of the body.
Before this deadly attack, Yasmeen was a school dropout. She earned her living by stitching clothes at home.
After the attack, she started living in Delhi as her treatment at Safdurjung Hospital took several years, and still continues.
With the help of some Good Samaritans, she started studying on her own. She passed class 10 and 12 from National Open School.
Yasmeen then joined nursing course at Hamdard University. She passed the exam with first division.
Yasmeen worked as a nurse at Hamdard for about a year. She later joined Janakpuri Super speciality Hospital which is run by Delhi govt.
Yasmeen will get the Best Employee award for disabled people 2017.
The award is given by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment every year.
Yasmeen spent some best part of her youth in a hospital as a patient. This encouraged her to become a nurse.
Yasmeen is a proud and independent woman now.