ACTIVITIES


Activities center around:

ACTIVITIES OF THE DIALOGUE CENTER AT SHAHEED BHAWAN

  • On the 30th of January 2014, to coincide with the celebration of martyrs day, the first dialogue meeting on Health Awareness ‘ Arthritis and Prevention and Cure ’ was organized .
  • Dr. Dhanajay Gupta, senior doctor, Fortis Hospital gave a very informative lecture, accompanied by visuals which explained the body structure, the causes of degeneration of various joints, its effects on the posture and life of an individual, and the required therapy. Dr. Gurinder Bedi spoke on the problems of Osterioporisis and how it can debilitate the effected person. Dr. Gill gave illustrations on how to maintain good health. The Physiotherapist Mr Shanaz Ahmad gave demonstrations of various exercises, useful for relief from aches and pains.
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“AWARENESS PROGRAM ON HEALTH AND WELLBEING’

  • The WWA organized an “Awareness Program on Health and Wellbeing” on Friday,11th April 2014 at the premises of Shaheed Bhawan from 11:00am to 12 noon.
  • Dr. Shikha Sharma, a renowned Nutritionist introduced her talk by emphasising weight management and life style related disorders. She said that her team and she always believe in natural ways for achieving good health. She informed the group about food items that are helpful and easily available. The participants who were war widows and their friends, students from different institutions and members of WWA were very glad at the information they received.
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YOGA CAMP

  • The Dialogue Center Program organized a three hour camp on yoga on November 24, 2014 from 2:30 pm to 5:30pm.to impart an awareness regarding healthy living and how to keep fit in day to day life.
  • Shri Ajay Kumar Shastri from JNU conducted the camp and shared his knowledge on yoga with demonstrations and pranayaam, along with the use of herbs / spices/leaves for the treatment of different ailments and diseases and how to lead a comfortable life. The participants benefitted from the talk and practiced the exercises.
  Celebrations

YOGA CAMP FOR SENIOR CITIZENS ( WOMEN)

  • A Yoga Camp for Senior Citizens ( women ) by Dr. Ajay Kumar Shastri was conducted by the WWA on the 28 February, 2015 in the conference hall, from 3pm onwards. This was done specially keeping in mind the needs of the elderly women who are normally afflicted by medical problems like arthritis, osteoporosis, gout, joint pains and nervous disorder. Dr. Shastri obliged all the participants by answering their questions explaining the exercises.
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IMPORTANCE OF MAKING A ‘LEGAL WILL’

  • At the request of our members and friends WWA – DIALOGUE CENTER organized a meeting on 23rd March 2015 to learn how to make a ‘Will’. Brig. V Sahwney was invited to present his expertise on this subjects. Several questions were asked and explanations were provided. The members and friends present , appreciated the presentation as many of our war widows do not know how to make a will and are careless about it.
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WOMEN AS PARLIAMENTARIANS- UNDERSTANDING PARLIAMENTRY PROCEDURE - 28th MARCH 2015:

  • The War Widows Association in partnership with Initiative Women & Development organized a consultation on policy development for Women in Parliament on 28 March 2015. This Consultation was a step forward towards the consolidation of Policy Drafting on issues related to women in accordance with Parliamentary procedures. This was to educate women to become informed parliamentarians. Women in India have been demanding 33% reservation of seats in State Assemblies and parliament. This requires women to understand parliamentary procedures, if they stand for election and win.
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WORKSHOP ON WOMEN ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

  • War Widows Association conducted a work shop on women Economic empowerment On 30th August 2014 in Bulandshahr. This was in collaboration with Ex- Servicemen’s League, Bulandshahr. Around 200-250 veernaries, ex-servicemen and their dependants were present in the meeting.
  • Ms. Prema Kala, Program Officer spoke on the possibilities women have, in the context of legal, social and economic rights. The aim of the work shop she said was to interact with them and take their views regarding the kind of skill they would like to learn to make them economically empowered. She requested the women to write about their interest and the area of work they would like to learn. The women responded with interest and several suggestions. The President, Late Mrs Gurmit Singh closed the meeting with thanks to the host organization , President, Col( Retd) J.P.Singh of IESL ,Bulandshar.
  • The next visit at Bulandshahr and Rasoolpur enabled WWA to take the decision that initially, Spoken English classes should be started along with training in tailoring in Rasoolpur village.
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VIJAY DIWAS CELEBRATION

  • The WWA participated in the Vijay Diwas celebration in Faridabad organized by Zila Sainik Board. It was an excellent event with the participation of all Ex-servicemen, war widows, District Magistrate and other officers.
  • The audience consisting of local leaders and children were delighted with programs which consisted of a tribute to the martyrs , speeches and a colourful program by children from different schools.
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  • Other activities undertaking by WWA are skill training programs for women and youth in tailoring Computer operating, beauty culture, spoken English and coaching classes for young students in Delhi Najafgarh , Jhajjar- HR, Bulandshahr, Rasoolpur and Vrindavan- UP . Workshops and seminars are also held on issues related to women and widows and their rights.
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Celebrations

  • Celebrating Vijay Diwas which fall on 16th December. This day is celebrated in memory of  all Defence personnels who lost their lives in war and conflict.
  • Celebrating International Women’s Day  on 8th March at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, martyrs  memorial . The widows of war are specially remembered on this day.
  • Celebrating 26th January, Republic Day and 15th August, Independence Day, the widows of war are specially remembered.
  Celebrations
  • Celebrating with other women’s organizations in programmes of interfaith prayer for peace and communal harmony.

Capacity Building

Capacity building programs are:

  • Educational programs for children of widows of war and of other marginalized sections.
  • Certificate courses on tailoring for adolescent girls from marginalized section of society and those involved in part time domestic work
  • Computer training for young mothers and adolescent girls, some being  the children and wives of Defence personnels.
  Community members
  • Beauticians courses for young girls from the under privileged sections to enable them to find jobs.
  • Networking with like minded organizations in conducting group marriages for the poorer section of society and children of widows

Donations:

We make several donations to worthy causes such as:

  • Cancer patient treatement
  • Making of artificial limbs
  • Sponsoring group marriages
  Making donations
Donating 1 lac to orphans sisters for education