From being a pillar of strength to her husband, loving mother to her kids, a companion to her friends and a professional, one has seen army wives step into myriad roles.
TriShakti Corps Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA)
organized a Christmas Exhibition cum Sale event at the City Centre Mall, Siliguri on 23rd-24th December. Such initiatives go a long way in encouraging the army wives to take up entrepreneurship and be the invisible strength behind the Indian Army Soldier who are guarding India’s International Borders.
“The aim of the AWWA, Eastern Command is to support and enhance the offical welfare efforts within the army, focusing especially on the welfare of families, children and widows of all ranks and retired personnel of the army. One of the ways this is accomplished is by providing vocational training to families so as to assist them in becoming entrepreneurs in future.”
Mrs Nisha Kalita, Regional President AWWA, Eastern Command shared with us earlier .
Army Wives Welfare Association is a NGO initiated by Army Wives and started in 1966 to work for the general welfare of the spouse and the dependent family members of the serving and the retired personnel of the Indian Army of all ranks, including the widows of the personnel of the Indian Army. Over the time, AWWA has undertaken a number of Community Outreach Programmes for underprivileged civilians as well.
Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee
(PRATYUSHA MUKHERJEE, a Senior Independent Journalist working for western media with 20 years of experience in covering the east and northeast, with specialisation in Defence and Sports.In her illustrated career she has covered many major events and achieved International and National media awards for Journalism.)