Jodhpur, Sep 3 (UNI) Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) founders day was celebrated at Jodhpur Military Station on Tuesday, in which 586 families of Serving Army personnel and 44 Widows of soldiers took part. Celebrations unfolded with the lighting of a lamp by Konark AWWA’s Zonal President Laxmi Sreenivas. AWWA has established a Women Empowerment Centre, ‘Jagriti’ and functions through a well laid out structure of volunteers in 17 Military Stations, Rajasthan-based Defence PRO Col Sombit Ghosh said.
During the past year, the Konark Army Wives Welfare Association has achieved its set goals to include improvement in education standards and facilities provided by the Army Schools & Pre-Primary Schools, organising career counseling workshops, launching medical & health awareness campaigns and skill & livelihood development courses. The Konark Army Wives Welfare Association operates in states of Rajasthan and Gujarat.
A number of activities were organised at Jodhpur Military Station to commemorate the Army Wives Welfare Association founders day with special emphasis on drive to educate and empower Next of Kin (NOK). In the run-up to the event, 'Lecture on Financial Health,' 'Walk for Health,' 'Tree Plantation,' 'Felicitation of Veer Naris' and 'Medical Camp' were organised.
The main event was held at Konark Auditorium, in which a message from Central President Army Wives Welfare Association was read out. This was followed by a 'Cultural Event.' Certificate of Appreciation to ladies who excelled in AWWA activities were given away by Ms Sreenivas.UNI