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HT Correspondent, Agra: British model Jaime-Lee Faulkner, who was crowned Miss Universe Great Britain
2016, spent hours with acid attack survivors at Sheroes Hangout Cafe in Agra. On Thursday, she also visited the Taj Mahal and found it amazing. She highly praised the efforts being made by the acid attack survivors who are on their own running the Cafe on Fatehabad Road in Agra. Faulkner came down with her manager and crew members of ‘Not In Vain’, a documentary being shot at Sheroes Hangout.“It was amazing and better than what we had visualised,” she said while talking about her visit to the monument of love. It’s such a blend of cultures as people from different nations gather to see the marble wonder and also get a chance to witness a world of its own at Taj Mahal.”
She then went to Sheroes Cafe- a hangout managed by ‘Chhanv’ foundation and run by the acid attack survivors. Later, Jaime also got ‘mehendi’ applied on her palm and took a quick round of the cafe. The visitors met the survivors, including Ritu, Rupa,Geeta, Neetu, Rukaiyya and Madhu. “It is indeed amazing to see their confidence. They are not only standing on their own feet but also providing jobs to others,” said Faulkner. Faulkner also had lunch with her team at Sheroes, informed Ketan Dixit, spokesperson for Chhanv Foundation.“ India is a country of vibrant culture and this trip to Agra will always be close to my heart,” said the British model ,who will be representing Great Britain at the Miss Universe pageant 2016.