GUWAHATI, Aug 23 - The Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), a non-profit NGO, working under the aegis of Indian Army celebrated its 51st raising day at the Gajraj Corps Headquarters here with fervour and sobriety, rededicating itself to the cause of being the pillar of support for lakhs of wives of the nation�s soldiers and their families.
The celebrations conducted all over the country, were spread over two days, August 22 and 23, at the Tezpur Chapter. Annupma Bedi, zonal president of AWWA, unveiled a bilingual information booklet on various schemes, projects, employment assistance programmes, financial assistance grants and other benefits and entitlements for widows and �Veer Naris�. They were also felicitated as a token of gratitude for their invaluable sacrifice.
Raised on August 23, 1966, the AWWA is working on empowering the wives of serving and retired Army persons through a slew of endeavours which include organised skill development, health and hygiene and awareness campaigns, among others. Aptly referred to as Veer Naris, the widows of the martyrs from the Army have an institutional support mechanism in the AWWA. Socio-economic empowerment of the women and children is an integral part of the AWWA activities.
On the occasion, various welfare measures were also organised which included spot registration and awareness of employment opportunities by representatives of Army Placement Node, Guwahati, medical check up camp by the Army Base Hospital and resolution of pension related problems by Army Station Headquarters, Tezpur and Zila Sainik Welfare Board, Guwahati. The zonal president assured the Veer Naris, widows and wives of retired Army personnel that their concerns and issues faced by them would be followed up in right earnest.