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The WWA team consisting of the President, Mrs Jasjiwan Kaur, Gen Secretary Ms. Damayanti V Tambay ,Vice President, Mrs Parvesh Ghai and Member Ms Shakuntala Chaudhary visited the GSS Matanhail programme and were delighted with the enthusiasm shown by the students and the teachers and were extremely happy to be a partner in this process of student empowerment.

SUPPORT TO OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
( under special terms and conditions )
The War Widows Association at its Executive Meeting had decided several years ago to support organizations who worked with marginalized communities for their education and upliftment. The organization would be selected on the basis of their registration as an NGO, and their years of service in the social sector. Each organization was to provide an application letter for support along with a complete profile of their address and functioning, and other related information in detail. A team of members from WWA would visit the organization before supporting them. This year too ,the team of WWA Members & Staff visited Jhajjar, Jaipur, Sarahana- Panchsheel Marg, Shanti Sahyog-Govindpuri & Kalkaji and Mera Sahara- Nithari, Noida.
1. Vidya Integrated Development for Youth and Adult in Gurgaon - is one of the organization supported by WWA, which supports 10 underprivileged children for their education and co -curricular activities. An amount of Rs five lakh is donated for this purpose. This year the students sponsored by WWA have performed very well in their school activities and have made good progress in their bi-Annual exams. These children from the economical under privileged communities are receiving a high quality education which is value based and the school authority have thanked WWA for enabling the children to full fill their dreams and aspirations.
3. ‘Celebrating the Festival of Lights” - Cultural Programme
War Widows Association celebrates festivals around Dassera-Diwali at Shaheed Bhawan with a cultural program of music and dance by the students of those organizations that are supported by WWA.
 Children of Shaheed Bhawan from the computer and tailoring classes put up a dance 
& music programme which was preceded by “Sarsawati Vandana”. 
An orphanage in Delhi- Zion Welfare Society brought their children to sing and dance. They also performed a dance on a yoga theme. WWA provides support to them for their educational program.
Joint Women’s Programme - Mera Sahara Centre for children performed several items of dance, singing and drama. These children were from classes 1-4 from the Nithari Village, Noida, UP. Uniforms and text books are partly provided to them by the WWA.


4. Visitors from the USA for sharing of information regarding widows
The War Widows Association entertained a team of sixteen students from Fairfield, Connecticut , USA, who wished to learn about the work of WWA with the widows of war and conflict. The President informed them about the reason why such an organization was necessary and gave them all the details regarding the activities of WWA. Dr. Jyotsna Chatterji , Consultant, also informed about the various wars at the borders, and the continuing conflict, the problems faced by the veer naris and their families , specially in a country where widows also suffer from cultural and religious discrimination. A general discussion was held on the status of widows in India since ancient times to the present. 


5. Awareness programme on Cancer in Women
An interesting activity conducted by the Dialogue Centre was an awareness programme on ‘Cancer in Women’. Dr Priya Tiwari from AIIMs was invited to discuss this issue with the veernaris and other members of the WWA.
Dr Tiwari began her talk by emphasising that cancer can be cured / controlled if attended to, in the early stages. She said that our body is made of many cells and if cancer affects one cell it can affect other cells and spread from one organ to another organ. It is commonly confused with other diseases, such as T.B.. Cancer can affect any organ. In women the major forms are - breast cancer, cervical cancer, bone cancer, blood cancer , skin cancer and lung cancer. It may affect other organs also. She also described the treatment required for each kind, and emphasised the fact that cancer is curable if detected in the early stages, and that cancer effects the body without warning.
She recommended that every woman should follow a healthy life style, regular and quick investigation if suggested , prevent obesity and control weight.
The large group present were greatly influenced by her talk and raised several questions about their own problems and how to attend to them.

6. International Women’s Day
The International Women’s Day was celebrated jointly by the War Widows Association & the Guild for Service, New Delhi on the 8th March, 2016 at Gandhi Smriti, New Delhi at 11:00am. Global Interfaith Peace Prayer was organised to celebrate the occasion.

The program started with the lighting of the lamp by the ‘Veer Naris’’ of the War Widows association which was accompanied by the laying of wreaths on the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. 


The UN representative read out the message of the U.N. Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, on the occasion of the International Women’s Day .This was followed by prayers from different faith.


Celebrating with other women’s organizations in programmes of interfaith prayer for peace and communal harmony.  


7. NATUROPATHY WORKSHOP 
War Widows Association, New Delhi conducted a workshop on “Naturopathy” under its ‘Dialogue Centre Programme’ at Shaheed Bhawan. on 5 February 2017. Dr Rajiv Rastogi, Deputy Director of Central Council of Research, Yoga and Naturopathy, under Ministry of AYUSH, Govt of India, Institutional Area, Janakpuri was the Resource person.

Before starting his talk on Naturopathy, Dr. Rajiv Rastogi asked some questions on Naturopathy from the audience. Most of them gave different answers according to their understanding of Naturopathy.
 He informed that in India “Naturopathy and Yoga” comes under Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Sidha and Homeopathy ( Ministry of AYUSH).
 He also enlightened that everything in the universe is made up of five basic elements, in different proportions. These five elements are earth ( Prithvi),Water ( Jal), Air (Vayu), Fire ( Agni) and Ether(Aakash). Nature cure treatment, the science of natural therapy is based on a use of the same five elements, in the treatment of diseases in the human body.

In Naturopathy, Doctors provide treatment to patients by promoting self healing as well as diet and life style counselling. It is based on the process of health care by individual efforts towards the optimal expression of physiological, physical, mental, emotional health and spiritual well being. There is no shortcut for good health in order to keep the body sound and healthy.
Dr Rastogi also spoke about the use of hydrotherapy/ colour ( oil in different coloured bottles are kept in direct sun rays for minimum 40 days and then do message) therapy which relieves pain and recommended the use of Neem leaf in water while taking bath or use fresh lemon juice in water for bath to make one feel fresh.     

Yoga Camp
IMPORTANCE OF MAKING A ‘LEGAL WILL’
WORKSHOP ON WOMEN ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AT BULANDSHAHR, UP
VIJAY DIWAS CELEBRATION : AT SHAHEED BHAWAN
7. New Venture at Shaheed Bhawan- SUMMIT Play School   
AT FARIDABAD – an interactive session with war widows
Capacity Building
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, Bulandshahr, Rasoolpur and Vrindavan. Workshops and seminars are also held on issues related to women and widows and their rights.
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 personnel’s.
• 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
TAILORING CLASSES
COMPUTER CLASS
SPOKEN ENGLISH CLASS
Summit Coaching Classes in Jhajjar
The agreement signed between Government Senior Secondary School, Matanhail, Jhajjar to start a Coaching centre last year, has proved to be a very successful enterprise. Several students have joined the coaching classes for competitive exams, specially from the poorer marginalized communities. Out of 42 students 21 have got merit in the class 12 Board exams. Several of them have been placed in the first division. The student who stood first got 91.8 %.
One of the girl students, Manisha has qualified for admission to the Military Nursing Course. Anshuman, Tinku and Rajneesh have qualified for admission to the JEE Main ( IIT).The program is running very well under the guidance of the Principal Mr Ratinder Singh, the Block Education Officer, Mr Kashmiri Singh and Subedar Dharmeveer Singh.
The WWA team consisting of the President, Mrs Jasjiwan Kaur, Gen Secretary Ms. Damayanti V Tambay ,Vice President, Mrs Parvesh Ghai and Member Ms Shakuntala Chaudhary visited the GSS Matanhail programme and were delighted with the enthusiasm shown by the students and the teachers and were extremely happy to be a partner in this process of student empowerment.
SUPPORT TO OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
( under special terms and conditions )
The War Widows Association at its Executive Meeting had decided several years ago to support organizations who worked with marginalized communities for their education and upliftment. The organization would be selected on the basis of their registration as an NGO, and their years of service in the social sector. Each organization was to provide an application letter for support along with a complete profile of their address and functioning, and other related information in detail. A team of members from WWA would visit the organization before supporting them. This year too ,the team of WWA Members & Staff visited Jhajjar, Jaipur, Sarahana- Panchsheel Marg, Shanti Sahyog-Govindpuri & Kalkaji and Mera Sahara- Nithari, Noida.
1. Vidya Integrated Development for Youth and Adult in Gurgaon- is one of the organization supported by WWA, which supports 10 underprivileged children for their education and co -curricular activities. An amount of Rs five lakh is donated for this purpose. This year the students sponsored by WWA have performed very well in their school activities and have made good progress in their bi-Annual exams. These children from the economical under privileged communities are receiving a high quality education which is value based and the school authority have thanked WWA for enabling the children to full fill their dreams and aspirations.

2. JWP-Mera Sahara Centre, Nithari Village, Noida
The children here are from very poor , migrant families whose parents are domestic workers, construction workers, Rikshaw Pullers , Day labourers etc. This centre has been empowering the children in education according to the UP State Board for the classes from 1 to 5. The parents are also involved in occasional meetings to discuss child rights, community violence, environment protection and health needs. Women’s rights and protection from violence is a part of the total programme. WWA donates Rs 20,000/-pm towards text books, uniforms and other needs.
In 2016-17 Mera Sahara had a strength of 183 children of whom 43 qualified to be admitted to main stream schools in classes 3rd, 4th and 5th  
Apart from learning various subjects, children have shown interest in music, dance , poetry writing and sports. They were invited to perform by the All India Women’s Conference in October during the celebration of Girl Child’s Day and by the WWA on 17th December , Vijay Diwas.

During the Annual Function in December, 2016 the District Magistrate , Noida, several representatives of civil society , parents of the children attended the programme and appreciated the work done by the centre. WWA’s support enabled Mera Sahara to rent the local Barat Ghar which has a capacity of 2000 people for the function, which was enjoyed by the packed hall. WWA Gen Secy Ms Damayanti V Tambay , Ms Prema Kala and Mr Jagat Singh Saini participated and enjoyed the programme.

3. Shanti Sahyog , New Delhi
Shanti Sahyog is registered organization works with the families from the slums in South Delhi- Kalkaji and Govind Puri. They have adopted Sudhar camp, a slum in Kalkaji along with 17 others around that area. The families belong to disadvantage communities where young boys are given preference over daughters in all aspects of life specially in education. Shanti Sahyog literacy project emphasises girl child education They have a pre-school for children, primary and secondary education , non formal education and remedial classes . A substantial support from WWA in 2016-17 towards part sponsorship of 5 slum children was given for their school education.

4. Sarahana Society for Welfare & Development 
The War Widows Association team visited Sarahana Society to understand the kind of work they were carrying out C-17, Panchsheel Marg. This is an activity for special children. The organization conducts 
• parent teacher meetings and education on care giving techniques, methodology to initiate and start conversation with the child with special needs. 
• Teacher training program and workshops for new and improved teaching techniques.
• Story telling sessions with participation in drama and enactment by children is promoted . Also children’s movies are shown.
• Annual Day program where children with special needs showcased their talents in dancing and singing was conducted successfully .
• WWA donates an amount of Rs 10,000/- pm for their activities.

Pritam Spiritual Foundation
Pritam Spiritual Foundation has been involved in making artificial limbs and other appliances for victims of war, cross border firing and mine explosion. WWA provides a support of Rs one lakh per annum towards these activities. The organization is a great support to victims of armed forces who have become unfortunate victims of war and accidents.

‘’We would like to extend our gratitude to all members of our community, who have dedicated vast amounts of time and resources to help us fulfil our mission, especially the Civil Administration, the Indian Army, Border Security Force and the War Widow Association (New Delhi) for their unflinching support’’.
Zion Social Welfare Society ‘’Angel Home’’
This organization takes care of orphan children in Rajpur Extension Colony, Delhi. The children are provided with Aanganwari facilities and education. They are recognized by the local slums as a place of care for the children. Local slum women and girls are also provided with adult education and stitching classes.

Summit School, Gurugram 
A group of 5 Volunteers got together in Badshahpur Village to provide Education and all around development to Children. WWA provides Rs 10,000/-pm for this activities. The centre runs in a room given to them by the Government School. These are children who
cannot attend school during school hours.
Enfold Proactive Health 
Enfold Proactive Health Trust has now been included in the list of the organizations supported by WWA, which has agreed to donate an amount of Rs 10,000/-pm for their core activities. It works in the field of life skill development, gender empowerment and personal safety. It has reached 1,27,700 children and adolescents in thirty cities and towns in India. 
Their areas of work are:
• Value based education for school and college students 
• Child response unit – for the protection of the children in Hospitals specially those who have been sexually abused and their reintegration as survivals.
• Prepairing work books on life skills and personal safety.
• Organizing rehabilitation programs and mental health intervention .
• Preventive program Laksha Makkala Surakshe Project to help adults , initiate conversation about personal body safety with children and provide care and help to children who are sexually abused. It also works towards enabling the child to resist and report on perpetrators .


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WAR WIDOWS ASSOCIATION, Shaheed Bhawan, 18/1, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067, INDIA

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We are a registered organization under the Society registration act of 1860 and our number is
5230 of 1971-1972.

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Telephone No. 91-11-26965494
Email:- veernaries1971@gmail.com 

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