Live to Heal a Life

For a longh time it seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there were always some obstacles in the way, sometime to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.

Surgeries and Healing

There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways - Mother Teresa

Donate Skin - Save Life

Atijeevan relentlessly works towrads creating awareness among public to come out and register for skin donation.


Struggle is proof that you haven't been conquered, that you refuse to surrender, that victory is still possible, and that you're growing - Jon Walden

Workshops and Skill Training

Its not enough to heal the suffering. A means of sustainance need to be found for complete rehablitation.

Burns Camp

Atijeevan joined hands with SIMS chennai to conduct a burns camp treating more than 20 patients through various reconstructive surgeries.

Friday 18 July 2014

Announcing Atijeevan's parternership with Halabol!!


We are glad to announce our partnership with Halabol. 
Halabol is a platform that gives NGOs/Campaigns/Individuals the opportunity to take that step forward and make the effort needed towards the change they wish to see. It allows them to deliver as an individual; motivates then to gather support, build their team of change makers and and even exhibits how they can join other teams to join other causes & issues surrounding our country.

 With tie up with halabol we will be able to reach more people and create better awareness about our campaigns against Acid Attacks. Atijeevan Page on Halabol portal can be found the following link. Atijeevan@Halabol 

Sanath Mane talks about his fight for acid attack victims

Sanath Mane, talks about his fight for the rights of acid attack victims and shares his thoughts on the issue

Acid attacks have been on the rise across the country and need to be tackled sensitively. For the last 14 years, Sanath Mane has been fighting for the rights of acid attack victims. He says, "This is an extremely sensitive and important issue but people are not taking it seriously. It is not just about getting the attacker behind bars, it is also about re-constructing the future of the victim."
Mane raises critical questions: How does the victim pay for the exorbitantly-priced surgeries? How will she earn a livelihood, as most people do not hire these victims? What about their marriage and future? He says, "We need to work towards making their lives normal instead of isolating them from all walks of life. The immediate problem that a victim's family faces is financial—they have to arrange money for the surgery.

Insurance companies should come up with policies, wherein they will cover the cost of cosmetic surgeries if a woman suffers an acid attack. In Europe, cosmetic surgeries are covered by insurance policies; why is it not possible for us to adopt the same here?"

Mane has written, suggesting the policy, to various cabinet ministers. He wrote the first letter in 2000 to the then Maharashtra governor, PC Alexander. He also wrote to Pratibha Patil, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, P Chidambaram, Shivraj Patil, Pranab Mukherjee and Rajnath Singh. He shares, "Out of all the letters that I wrote, only Dr APJ Abdul Kalam replied to me—he informed that the letter had been forwarded to the Ministry of Home Affairs."
"Another important aspect that we need to deal with is the easy availability of acid. This life threatening potion is available at a very low price in stores across the country. The government should set up a control board to restrict and scrutinise the selling of acid. Also, for sustainable livelihood, victims of acid attack should be provided government jobs—this will secure their future," says Mane.

It is not just about getting the attacker behind bars, it is also about re-constructing the future of the victim.

17 Traders Booked for Violating Acid Selling Norms

Inspections were conducted on 96 premises involved in stocking acid for business. Three premises have been sealed and penalty amounting to Rs.1.3 lakh were imposed on others

Within a fortnight after a minor in East Delhi almost lost his eye sight in an acid attack, the Revenue Department of Delhi Government conducted raids at several premises trading in acids and chemicals across the city.

The teams detected violations at 17 places. “Inspections were conducted on 96 premises involved in stocking acid for business. While three premises have been sealed, penalty amounting to Rs.1.3 lakh were imposed on others,” said an official.
Supreme Court guidelines

As per a Supreme Court ruling, buyers can sell chemicals only after the customers show their government-issued photo identity proof and purpose of purchase. The seller will be obliged to record the sale details and submit them with the local police within three days along with disclosing all stocks to the local sub-divisional magistrate within 15 days. Failing to do so could lead to a fine of Rs.50,000.

Moreover, as per the direction, acid should not be sold to anyone below 18 years of age.

Also, only non-harmful form of acid will be available over the counter. In laboratories, hospitals and other institutions where acids are used, a person will be placed in-charge of storing acid, and of compulsory checking of students and personnel leaving the institution