SHILLONG: The Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) Day 2019 was celebrated at HQ 101 Area in Shillong on Friday. Lectures and workshops were organized on the theme “Year of Next of Kin”, in which special emphasis was laid on measures to make the next of kin aware of their rights and also to make them self-reliant.
A central welfare meet was organized at the Assam Regimental Centre and was chaired by Snigdha Varma, Zonal President AWWA, HQ 101 Area. It provided a common platform wherein all Sanginis interacted with each other, stated a press release.
AWWA is the acronym for Army Wives Welfare Association. As the association works for the welfare of the spouses, children, and dependents of the Army personnel, it is aptly referred to as the invisible hands that shape the punch of the Indian Army. The association has been officially registered as a Welfare Society with the Registrar of Societies, Delhi Administration on 23 August 1966; the day is celebrated as AWWA Day. It is one of the largest voluntary organizations in India that has charted its course for fulfilling the societal obligation through social empowerment and skill building of spouses and dependents of Army personnel since inception. AWWA aims at the holistic development and well-being of Army Wives including their children and rehabilitation of war widows and differently-abled children.