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President congratulates Khatun for IWOC award

2021 Mar 06, 13:18, Kathmandu
Image: President Bidya Devi Bhandari

President Bidya Devi Bhandari has congratulated Muskan Khatun for winning the prestigious International Women of Courage Award for 2021.

Khatun, an acid attack survivor, was selected for the US-based award for her continuous campaign against acid attack.

Teenager Khatun of Birgunj Metropolitan City-5 in Parsa district survived an acid attack with critical burns on her face, chest and hands, on September 6, 2019. Her acquainted neighbours had thrown acid on her while she was on her way to school.

In a tweet today, the President applauded the adolescent for transforming the pain she suffered from an acid attack into strength and thanked the US government for recognising her efforts and courage.

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