Since Meghna Gulzar’s upcoming film Chhapaak starring Deepika Padukone and Vikran Massey, has been in news, several B-town celebrities have come forward to support acid attack survivors. The event Foodies Park, 2019 held at the MBMC Ground, behind Seven Square Academy, Mira Road East, Mumbai wasn't just about food but also music and saw several talented DJs showcase their sound-mixing skills besides. Celebrities like Anisa Butt, Feryna Wazheir, Meghana Kaushik, Benafsha Soonawala, Simrat Kaur, Neeraj Yadav, Bharat Ragathi, Sangeeta Kapure,Gaurav Sharma, Twinkle Kapoor etc. The chief guests for the event were the brave acid attack survivors. Foodies Park, 2019 was a fund-raising food festival that had been specially organized to fund the treatment for acid attack survivors recently by Youth United Welfare Society NGO in hope to raise funds to help with medical and psychological treatment of the victims. "The Cause behind this fund raiser is the betterment of those girls how have been through acid attacks. Unfortunately, the number of these girls is too high in India. And as common knowledge, their medical treatment is expensive which often girls from middle and lower middle-class families can’t afford. So that’s one of our major goals, to be provide them the best medical care possible.” said Deepak Raval, Youth United Welfare Society. "Our other major goal is to introduce these girls to psychological care. Given the poor state of mental health awareness in our country, these girls are deprived of this vital care. The effect of the initial pain and the consequently following trauma that they go through, is unfathomable for most of us. We want to make sure that with the help our associated NGO and the funds this festival will raise; we not only introduce these girls to concept of mental health but also make their lives a little simpler," says Jitesh Tak and Tarun Sharma from the Youth United Welfare Society NGO.
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