Niraj Gera, is an internationally acclaimed award-winning photographer, a social reformer & a motivational speaker. He is the founder & president of the NGO “Humanify Foundation” as well which aims to nurture humanity in this world through various means. He is committed to bringing transformation in society through the various roles that he plays, such as a social documentary photographer, motivational speaker, an art of living faculty & a certified life coach.
Niraj is inspired by his Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji (a global humanitarian & a spiritual Guru) to carry out various social/seva projects and to transform the world through spirituality, love & compassion. Lives of great leaders like great Mahatma Gandhi & Swami Vivekananda have also had a great impact on his vision of a peaceful world.
Niraj has been associated with several social projects. However, his last project as a photographer earned him due recognition in both domestic and International platform. His much appreciated series on the plight of acid attack survivors popularly known as the Sacred Transformation helped him raise awareness about acid attacks and its survivors and consequently, helped those who needed the help which they received through this series. His talent and efforts have been applauded and the series was received with several prestigious national and international awards and honorable mentions. Some of them were, IPOTY (International Photographer of the year)16’, CEPIC Award (Germany), SIPA Award ( Singapore), Golden Orchid Award (Italy). He was also nominated among the top 20 finalists in ‘Antu Cup’ International Photo Contest (China). His works have also been exhibited in some of the most reputed galleries including Blank Wall Gallery (Greece), Ariano Film Festival (Italy), Indian Habitat Centre (India).
Gera firmly believes in the goodness of action and purity of intention. The love and appreciation he has by far received speaks of his work and dedication towards the wellbeing of individuals and society both. Both as a certified life coach and an Art of living faculty he has touched many lives and continues to be a source of positivity and transformation for many.
LaxmiAgarwal is an Indian campaigner with Stop Sale Acid and a TV host.She is an acid attack survivor and speaks for the rights of acid attack victims. She has also advocated against acid attacks through gathering 27,000 signatures for a petition to curb acid sales, and taking that cause to the Indian Supreme Court. Her petition led the Supreme Court to order the central and state governments to regulate the sale of acid, and the Parliament to make prosecutions of acid attacks easier to pursue. She is the Founder of Stop Sale Acid, a campaign against acid violence and sale of acid. Laxmi started this campaign with #StopSaleAcid which garnered nationwide support.
DeepikaPadukone is acting and producing a film based on her life. MeghanaGulzar is directing the film. The film is titled Chhapaak and is scheduled to release on January, 2020.
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