UDHAMPUR (J&K),The Army Wives Welfare Organisation (AWWA), Northern Command celebrated its 49th anniversary today. Functions to mark the occasion were held at almost all the major military stations in the State with the main function being held at Udhampur.
Raised in 1966 AWWA has evolved as one of the largest registered NGO of the country. The organisation has been rendering yeomen service in the fields of societal obligation, social empowerment and skill building.
The celebrations under the overall theme of “UDAAN” were marked by various competitions for members as also conduct of medical check up for wives of JCOs/OR, Lecture on Stress Management by Sehaj Yoga & Meditation was conducted for all the families. Keeping in view the increase in offence against women & children a need was felt to sensitize our families on “Nari Suraksha”. A lecture was organised in which they were made aware of the prevailing safety concerns related to women and child including aspects of self defence . The Veer Naris (Widow of martyrs) were given special focus during the above celebrations and were felicitated during the celebrations. The Regional Presidents Awards were conferred on selected ladies for their outstanding contribution to the organistaion during the year.
In her message to the members, Mrs Rashmi Hooda, Regional President AWWA re-iterated the overall them of AWWA of “Asha, Vishwas and Aastha” and exhorted the fraternity to contribute to and support Nation building and undertake activities that not only enable the organisation to achieve its goals but also impact positively on society and nation at large. To this end, she said the organisation must establish itself as an interface with other other NGOs in the region and extend help and support when required. Sharing her vision for the future of the organisation, Mrs Hooda said that the organisation “must create self sustainable and economically viable projects that generate employment” for the beneficiaries.