Category Archives: Engagement

Hazrat Khadija Tul Kubra (RA) Award for Masarrat Misbah of Depilex Smileagain

  masarrat misbah from depilex smileagain receiving the khadija tul kubra ra award

“I have got many awards but receiving the Hazrat Khadija tul Kubra Award is a real honor for me. An award with the title of a woman who was the wife of our Prophet (PBUH), whose courage, righteousness, and perfection in all relationships made her a role model for all women, and a successful business woman. This is the best way to be recognized for the humanitarian work that I have chosen to do since 2003.”

These were the words of gratitude by Masarrat Misbah who was honored by the Hazrat Khadija Tul Kubra Award in a ceremony held in Avari Hotel Lahore on 6th November 2012.

 

The event was organized by Pakistan Federation of Business & Professional Women (BPWO). Begum Zakia Shahnawaz, advisor to Chief Minister Punjab, was the chief guest on the occasion. Nasreen Mahdi from BPWO in her citation acknowledged the efforts of Masarrat Misbah for her humanitarian services rendered through Depilex Smileagain Foundation.

She invited the attention of the chief guest and the audience to the heinous crime of acid throwing on women and urged the government to give maximum punishment to the culprits. Begum Zakia Shahnawaz while handing over the award to Masarrat Misbah commended her contribution as an entrepreneur, a social worker and a humanitarian.

Masarrat Misbah got standing ovation by the audience when she was receiving the award.

 

 

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Depilex Smileagain Team Attends Hijab Conference in Pearl Continental Lahore

Depilex Smileagain team attends Hijab Conference Pearl Continental LahoreInternational Hijab Conference was held at Pearl Continental Lahore on 15th September, 2012. Masarrat Misbah attended the event along with her Depilex Smileagain Foundation (DSF) team of acid victims. It was an inspiring event that emphasized on the importance of hijab in an Islamic society by raising awareness, building a positive image of hijab and addressing the negative misconceptions on the Muslim headdress.

Mrs. Raja Ashraf (wife of PM Raja Pervaiz Ashraf) appeared as chief guest and presented “Special hijab award” to Masarrat Misbah, President Depilex Smileagain foundation, not only for medical and vocational support of the acid victims but also grooming them to be ideal women with religious and cultural values .

Depilex Smileagain Team Attends Hijab Conference in Pearl Continental Lahore

Depilex Smileagain Team Attends Hijab Conference in Pearl Continental Lahore

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Acid Survivor Arooj Akbar’s Wedding – Sharing Smiles at Depilex SmileAgain

A really happy time was celebrated at Depilex Smileagain Foundation when an old patient Arooj Akbar(acid victim)  tied her wedding knot. The entire DSF(Depilex Smileagain Foundation) team gave her a memorable farewell.  Musarrat Misbah gave her a stunning look on her special day. It was an epic eve encompassed by good wishes and amusement. All her Depilex friends were very happy and organized this event with a great zeal. They all bought presents for her and wished her a peaceful life ever after.

We wish her a very happy successful life.

Sharing Smiles at Depilex Smile Again Foundation

Arooj Akbar’s Wedding in Depilex Smileagain Foundation

 

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Depilex Smileagain and Stories of Extraordinary Hope

The way things were happening for last few years it was not surprising that violence on such scale took place . Just for taking revenge, one destroys another’s life. We can’t even imagine what goes through that person’s mind, who suffers from different sort of violence. It has become a common practice in Pakistan, that if a girl or a lady refuses for something or defends her for some reason they are burned by throwing acid.

Many innocent girls lost their lives, a few survive with all their dreams shattered; giving up all their hope to live a prosperous life many NGO’s are working on the rehabilitation of such women. Providing them new lives full of hope so they don’t spend their lives in fear. And here we are with few survivors who want to rise like the phoenix.

 

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Depilex Smileagain Foundation – BEING HUMAN

The feeling of self-satisfaction that comes when one sees joy in the eyes of one whose hunger has been appeased, whose pain has been lessened and whose life has been recovered is indeed heavenly.

The service rendered by an individual or an institution to improve the social conditions of society is called ‘social service’. This service is rendered on humanitarian considerations and without any motive of profit. Only those people to whom the interests of society are more important than their personal interests come forward to render social service. Today there is an appropriate definition to it as a trait found in some people, whereas it should have been a universal character trait of any Human Being.

If one seeks to help, several ways come to mind as there are many worthy people who deserve help from the more fortunate ones. Acid Attacks and Burn victims are amongst the list of people who need all sort of help from anyone who is willing to invest time, money or hard work.

Poor souls which are victim of Set-on-fire and Acid attacks suffer from many problems which are physical, psychological and social. They require a lot of treatments at various levels along with Psychological and Psychiatric assistance to facilitate social reintegration of the survivors

You know how stress super-charges you, causing stomach distress, aches and pains, or sending your heart rate soaring. In the same way, social support has a complex effect on well-being—but it is calming and positive. Social support may change your assessment of the stressful event or may prevent you from engaging in damaging behavioral or physiological responses

Volunteering in organizations which work for a humanitarian causes is the best form of charity one can give as a human. It is sad to see how many able people do not give heed to such services; they do not realize how important it is for them to be of service to humanity to be able to classify themselves as being HUMAN.

Source: Nine Mark Communications

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