COAS ADDRESS AT ARMY CDR’S CONFERENCE
In his address on
culmination of the Army Commanders Conference on 18 October 2014,
the Chief of Army Staff, Gen Dalbir Singh complemented the Northern
& Western Commands on their exemplary response to the floods in
Jammu & Kashmir which witnessed spontaneous mobilisation of Army
resources, both manpower & equipment, without waiting for any formal
requisition. He lauded the selfless commitment of the Indian
soldiers involved in the relief & rescue efforts, who never once
turned back to look at their friends & families who had suffered
equally in the floods.
the external security concerns he advised the commanders to
continuously assess the situation in the subcontinent with respect
to the force & security transition taking place and its concomitant
effect on the Nation’s security. On the internal security plane, he
stressed on the need to maintain relentless pressure in Jammu &
Kashmir so that the terrorists could not carry out any meaningful
operations or interrupt the forthcoming elections. He also expressed
satisfaction on the situation in North East and stressed that all
stakeholders need to be made part of the conflict resolution
modernisation front, the COAS informed all of the continued support
of the Raksha Mantri and commitment of the MoD towards fulfilling
the Army’s requirements. He also exhorted all to streamline and
refine in house procedures aimed at preserving and enhancing the
life of all service equipment.
The COAS expressed
hope that the measuresbeing planned to address the issue of shortage
in officer cadre would fructify at the earliest. He also expressed
concern on the isolated instances of unethical behaviour and
directed zero tolerance towards them.
The COAS asked all
to stay committed towards the welfare of the veterans who were the
bedrock of the Army and applauded the recent initiatives including
the functioning of ECHS. Lastly the COAS stated that even under the
most modern methods of war fighting, our Army should not forget that
the human dimension would always remain the biggest battle winning
factor. Hence the focus must remain on training, equipping &
character development of the soldier to ensure that our Army remains
a modern, potentb & combat ready force.
The Chief concluded
his talk stressing that the ‘Indian Army must remain the pride of
World Tank Biathlon –2014
The World Tank
Biathlon – 2014 was conducted from 04–16 Aug 2014 at Albino Ranges,
Moscow, Russia with military grandeur and fanfare. 12 Countries
including India and China participated by fielding four Tank crews
each to compete in this fierce and challenging event. Indian Army
fielded four Tank Crews for the first time alongwith support staff
in the Biathlon. The Crew members were selected from the Armoured
Regiments of the Sapta Shakti Command after a series of trials. The
Biathlon encompassed three stages - Individual Race, Sprint &
Pursuit and the Sports Stage. This entailed negotiating a series of
battle simulated obstacles, firing on impromptu targets, crewdrills
and physical exercises by the crews. An Indian Army crew finished
second among 12 countries in the Sprint & Pursuit Stage just behind
Russia and was awarded a medal for Good Performance.
Ex YUDH ABHYAS 2014
A combined Indo-US
military training Exercise YUDH ABHYAS 2014 was conducted in the
foothills of Himalayas of Chaubattia in Uttarakhand from 17 to 30
Sep, under the aegis of Garud Division of Surya Comd. The exercise
aimed at achieving interoperability between the India & US Armies
and helped in honing their skills in conduct of combined operations.
Exercise YUDH ABHYAS is 10th in the series of combined military
training exercises between India & US.
SHAKTI was conducted by the Ranbankura Division of the Sapta Shakti
Command from 16 to 20 Oct 2014 at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges (MFFR)
as an Integrated Firing Exercise, wherein, the combat shooting
skills of the Indian Army onto battle simulated targets were put to
test. Apart from integral combat elements of Ranbankura Division,
the Integrated Firing encompassed the Attack Helicopters and new
generation surveillance equipment. The event was witnessed by Lt Gen
AK Sahni, GOC-in-C, Sapta Shakti Command, Lt Gen PM Hariz, GOC,
Chetak Corps & Maj Gen Anil P Dere, GOC Ranbankura Division besides
other officers and troops.
BHARAT ABHIYAN : INDIAN ARMY’S PLEDGE
“We take a solemn
pledge to keep our house, workplace, and surroundings clean”
“Only a clean & healthy individual can create a clean, healthy and
“We are confident of realising Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of making the
Nation clean by Oct 2019”
In keeping with the
Hon’ble Prime Minister’s call for a Swachch Bharat Karyakram (Clean
India Programme), a cleanliness drive was conducted at all Army
establishments and formations from 25 September 14 to 02 October 14.
On 02 October 2014, the 145th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi,
all Officers, JCOs, Other Ranks of the Integrated Headquarters of
Ministry of Defence (Army), gathered at the lawns of the Sena Bhawan
for an oath taking ceremony.
Speaking on the
occasion, the Chief of Army Staff expressed complete confidence that
all personnel of the Army & civilians working with the Army would
work earnestly towards achieving the Mahatma’s dream of building a
clean India. He urged all present to be ambassadors in the
cleanliness drive. He expressed the hope that all the personnel of
Army including civilians would ensure their houses, offices and
neighbouring areas would be kept clean and hygienic. He said that
only a healthy and clean citizen can make a clean environment. He
expressed confidence that the cleanliness drive would ensure a
healthy and clean India by October 2019, fulfilling the dream of
Mahatma Gandhi. The COAS, along with all present, thereafter took a
solemn pledge to pursue the dream of Mahatma Gandhi in creating a
Gen Dalbir Singh,
COAS, interacting with
Lt Gen Byambajav Tserendejid, Chief of General
Staff, Mongolian Armed Forces
on 15 Sep
Gen Dalbir Singh,
COAS, interacting with
Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari, Chief of
Air Staff, Bangladesh Air Force
on 17 Sep
General Dalbir Singh, COAS takes
over as the
Honorary Colonel of the Rashtriya Rifles
on 01 Oct
Gen Dalbir Singh, COAS presenting
of Army Staff Silver Trophy jointly to best TA
units (108 Inf Bn TA MAHAR and 160 Inf Bn TA
Home & Hearth JAK RIF)
on 09 Oct
General Dalbir Singh, COAS attends
24th Raising Day of Rashtriya Rifles
on 12 Oct
General Dalbir Singh, COAS chairs
Army Commanders’ Conference on 13 Oct
SIACHEN – A SAGA OF
GUTS AND GLORY
THE LAND SO BARREN &
THE PASSES SO HIGH THAT ONLY THE BEST OF
FRIENDS OR FIERCEST ENEMIES WOULD WANT TO VISIT THE ‘SIACHEN warrior’
The word ‘Siachen’
ironically means ‘The Place of Wild Roses’, which refers to the
thorny wild plants which grow on the rocky outcrops.
The Siachen Glacier
is located in the eastern Karakoram Range of the Himalayas along the
India- Pakistan border and lies south of the great watershed that
separates China from the Indian subcontinent and is also sometimes
called the “Third Pole.” The 76 km long Siachen glacier is the
longest glacier in the Karakoram and second longest in the world.
The crest of the Saltoro Ridge’s altitudes range from 5,450 to 7,720
m (17,880 to 25,330 feet). The major passes on this ridge, from
north to south, are Sia La at 5,589 m (18,336 ft), Bilafond La at
5,450 m (17,880 ft) and
Gyong La at 5,689m (18,665 ft).
Siachen and Indian
operations at such altitudes and in extreme cold weather is a
difficult task, guaranteed to test the bravest and most courageous
of men. A tenure on the Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest,
coldest and perhaps the most demanding frontline, is a challenging
opportunity to test the limits of human endurance and temperament.
This battlefield is a typical super high altitude, heavily
glaciated, crevassed, avalanche prone, blizzard swept and bitterly
cold region and perhaps the most hostile environment, where a man
has ever fought. The Siachen Glacier presents the soldier with a
host of inestimable vagaries and variables. The omni-present danger
to human life brings to fore the unflagging spirit and relentless
perseverance of the ‘Siachen Soldiers’. It is here that the
training, skills, determination and mental robustness of the Indian
soldier is personified.
The Background to the
Siachen Conflict 1947-48 Operations. After the J & K Operations in
1948, a Cease Fire Line (CFL) was drawn up under the Karachi
agreement. The demarcation of this line terminated at Point NJ 9842.
1971 Operations. As
a sequel to the 1971 Operations, the Simla Agreement was signed,
which established the present LC in J&K. This line also terminated
at Point NJ 9842. With the signing of the Simla Agreement and the
Karachi Agreement, the CFL became defunct.
Expeditions. In early
1978, it came to the notice of India that Pakistan has been
sponsoring expeditions to the general area of the Karakoram. It was
appreciated, that our expeditions would receive publicity in various
journals, including foreign media and, thereby, further substantiate
and confirm our de facto possession of the area. The following
important expeditions were sent by India to the Karakoram :-
Teram Kangri in
1978 led by Col N Kumar
Saser Kangri in 1979, led by ColJagjit Singh
Apsara I in July 1980, led by Brig Thadani
Indra Col, Saltoro Kangri and Sia Kangri in 1981, led by Col N
Patrol Ibex Hunt in 1982
Patrol Polar Bear I and II in 1983
Our stand is that,
from Point NJ 9842 the line runs north west along the watershed and
Kangri on the Saltoro watershed and then to Sia Kangri.
In 1977, Col Narender Kumar led a 70-men team to the glacier and in
1981 walked the entire length of Siachen. On 13 April, 1984, we
launched “OPERATION MEGHDOOT” (divine cloud messenger). Inspite of
the opposition of Pakistani forces, we held on to the tactical
advantage of the high ground. In 1987 as part of Operation Rajiv, Nb
Sub (later Hony Capt) Bana Singh, PVC, led a team to assault and
capture Quaid Post at 21,153 feet above sea level near Bila-Fondla.
The post was renamed Bana Post in his honour.
LIFE AT THE GLACIER
FIGHTING IS NOT ONLY
WITH ENEMY, BUT WITH SELF,
THE ABILITY TO FIND FAITH AND COURAGE WHEN HANDS QUIVER
Great Courage &
Fortitude is the Norm
mountaineers, who usually climb during good weather, Siachen
soldiers endure the worst that mountains can throw at them,
year-round. A soldier stoically braves frostbite, snow blindness and
pulmonary and cerebral edema. Blizzards can last several days. Winds
reach speeds of 125 miles per hour; temperatures can plunge to minus
70 degrees. Annual snowfall exceeds 10 mtrs. During storms, two or
three men have to shovel snow at all times. If they stop, they will
up and the post will be buried alive.
Sweat is a problem
because it becomes ice in a soldier’s gloves and socks and makes him
susceptible to frostbite. Even after a day’s exertion, most soldiers
have little appetite at these heights. Rations come out of tin cans.
Fresh supply is rare. An orange freezes to the hardness of a
baseball; a potato cannot be dented with a hammer. After 50 strides,
even a well-conditioned man is gasping for breath with his muscles
in a tremble.
is rarely done at night, for this is the most likely time for the
enemy to sneak up. Sentry duty is bleak work. Hot water bottles do
not stay hot for long. A relay must be set up to exchange frozen
rifles for defrosted ones. But our vigil continues unflinchingly.
extreme high altitude of the Glaciers with resultant lack of oxygen
lowers the will and instinct for survival. Body efficiency is
lowered by 20 to 30%, at an altitude between 18,000 to 20,000 ft.
Human body starts wasting at a high rate of 8 to 15% of body weight
per month. Frequent turnover of personnel is essential. The maximum
tenure on the Glacier is three months.
Temperature. The average winter snowfall is 10.5 m (35 ft). The
summer temperatures vary from plus 10 to minus 20 degrees C and in
winters from minus 20 to minus 55 degrees C, falling down to as low
as minus 70 degrees C. This coupled with wind chill factor, creates
extreme sub zero polar effects.
Avalanche Hazard. The confined Glaciers have extremely unstable
avalanche prone slopes.
Ice Walls. At a number of locations, near vertical ice walls of
heights varying from 50 to 1300 ft exist.
Glaciers and Crevasses. The crevasses could be from 40 to 50 feet
in depth to bottomless ones. The temperature in crevasses is as low
as minus 200 degrees and below. Crevasses require special skill and
equipment to negotiate.
Infantry Day Commemorated
Gen Dalbir Singh,
the Chief of Army Staff and Lt Gen Chandra Sekhar (Retd) paid homage
at the Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of the 68th Infantry Day on
27 Oct. Independent India’s first military operations commenced on
27 Oct, 1947 with the airlifting of a company of 1 SIKH led by Lt
Col Ranjit Rai in a Dakota aircraft from New Delhi to Srinagar
airfield. This valiant action saved J&K from the marauders from
across the border. Since that day, 27 Oct has been observed as
Infantry Day. Infantry Day is a tribute to the valour and spirit of
the infantryman in protecting the sovereignty of the Nation.
Wins Cambrian Patrol 2014
8 GARHWAL won the
Gold Medal in the prestigious Cambrian Patrol held at United Kingdom
rom 17 – 26 Oct. The Indian Army team won laurels from amongst 140
participating teams from all over the world. Ex Cambrian Patrol is
an annual international military patrolling exercise in which units
cover a 50-mile (80 km) course in less than 48 hrs while performing
numerous military tasks throughout the rugged Cambrian Mountains and
swamp lands of Mid-Wales, UK.
In furtherance of
the aim to promote peace and cooperation between the Indian Army and
PLA, a Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) was held at Kibithu, Eastern
Arunachal Pradesh on 23 October. Chinese troops joined Indian Army
troops for Diwali celebrations. The Indian Delegation was led by
Brigadier Virendra Vats and the Chinese side was led by Senior
Colonel Hu Xiao Bai. The two sides exchanged views on issues of
mutual interest and the discussions were followed by a cultural
programme comprising folk dances by various tribes of Arunachal
Pradesh and a friendly Volleyball match. The meeting also marked
formalising of Kibithu (Wacha) as an additional venue for Border
Personnel Meetings and Flag Meetings in Arunachal Pradesh.
Lt Col Ran
Bahadur Gurung’s VrC Presented to 11 GR
Late Lt Col Ran Bahadur Gurung’s VrC was presented
by his daughter, Mrs Madhu Gurung, wife of Lt Gen Shakti Gurung, MS,
to Lt Gen Rakesh Sharma, Col of the Regt 11 GR on 27 Oct. In 1971,
Lt Col Ran Bahadur Gurung, while commanding 2/11 Gorkha Rifles,
assaulted an enemy post in the Kargil Sector. The enemy brought down
intense artillery and mortar fire and opened up with machine guns,
inflicting heavy casualties on the assaulting troops. Realising the
importance of silencing the enemy machine guns, Lt Col Gurung
charged the enemy medium machine gun bunker with a handful of men
and destroyed the gun post.
For his act of conspicuous bravery, Lt Col Gurung was awarded the
Years, Mortal Remains Recovered at Siachen
On 27 Feb 1993, Hav
Thukaram Vithoba Patil, 4 MARATHA LI was on a operational patrol in
Northern Glacier. During the patrol the individual fell into a
crevasse, and was not traceable despite numerous attempts to recover
him. On 12 Oct 2014 a patrol of 12 MADRAS recovered the mortal
remains of Havildar Thukaram on the Siachen Glacier. This is a
reiteration-our resolve to never give up on our brother in arms and
a testimony to the tenacity and determination of the Hav Thukaram
Vithoba Patil Indian Army.
Combats Cyclone Hud Hud
undertook a massive rescue and relief effort for the victims of
Super Cyclone Hud Hud on coastal Andhra Pradesh on 12 and 13 Oct.
Army was requisitioned on 10 Oct 2014 and eight teams were deployed,
apart from Engineering Task Forces and Medical teams at Srikakulam
and Vishakaphatanam. Eight additional teams were deployed at
Vishakhapatnam on 13 Oct. Another eight teams including medical
teams consisting specialists were put on standby at Secunderabad.
Nearly 250 stranded civilians were rescued from various locations.
SPORTS & ADVENTURE
A Mountaineering Expedition was conducted by the Ace
of Spades Division to Mount Zago Kangdi (6240m), in the Siachen
Glacier Region, from 06 Aug to 22 Sep. The unscaled peak was
selected with an aim to inculcate the spirit of adventure,
exploration and inquisitiveness. The team consisted of 18 members
including six reserve members and a mix of experienced and first
time climbers. The successful scaling of the summit is in keeping
with the spirit of adventure and team effort amongst all ranks of
the Ace of Spades Division.
expedition was conducted by 268 Engineer Bridging Regt from 03 to 20
Sep. The Expedition was organised to commemorate the Golden Jubilee
of the raising of the Regt. The team consisting of one officer, one
JCO and 10 OR covered a distance of 168 kms from Bir, Palampur to
Manali over a duration of 16 days. The trek passed through Thamsar
Pass (4665 m) and Kalihani pass (4725 m). The team interacted with
villagers and delivered motivational talks to youth enroute.
Raid-De-Himalaya Car Rally 2014
Seven teams (five
teams in extreme category and two teams in adventure category) from
Indian Army participated in the 16th Maruti Suzuki Raid De Himalaya
Car Rally 2014, which was conducted from 03 to 11 Oct 2014. The
rally covered the route Shimla - Manali - Kaza - Komic - Dhankar -
Kaza- Gramphoo - Sarchu - Dat - Debring - Sarchu- Manali. The rally
ended at Manali on 10 Oct 2014. Prize distribution was held at
Manali on 11 October. Lt Col Shakti Bajaj stood 5th overall in the
extreme category and 2nd in the T1 category and Maj Himanshu Parekh
stood 3rd in the T1 category.
Mrs Namita Suhag, the
lighting 48th AWWA Day Celebrations
on 23 Aug
HQ Western Command
67th Raising Day on 15 Sep
9 Engineer Regiment
organised a blood
donation camp on its Golden Jubilee at
Allahabad on 17 Sep
The Roarkey Risala,
Golden Jubilee on 20 Sep
9 Sikh Light Infantry
celebrated its 48th Raising
Day on 01 Oct 2014 at UNIFIL (Lebanon)
4 MECH INF (1 Sikh)
Celebrated its 66th Battle
Honour Day at Jaisalmer on 13 Oct
A rally for ESM &
Veer Naris from Himachal Pradesh was organized on 27 Sep at
Dalhousie to felicitate their selfless contribution and service to
the country and extend all possible support to make their post
service life meaningful and comfortable. The aim of the rally was to
create awareness about various ongoing welfare schemes. The rally
included counters from State Bank of India, HDFC, Maruti, Honda two
wheelers, Grievance Cell including representatives from Records,
Postal Services, Military Band Display, Canteen facilities and Free
Medical check up by a panel of 12 specialised doctors and free
medicine distribution. Brigadier JS Bhardwaj reiterated Army’s
commitment of providing all possible assistance to the ESM and Veer
Naris and timely redressal of their grievances including ex- gratia
relief to the soldiers.
Rally was organised on 28 Sep 14 at 3 EME Centre, Bhopal under the
aegis of 21 Corps. Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri
Shivraj Singh Chouhan was the Chief Guest. GOC-in-C Southern Comd &
GOC 21 Corps were also present. More than 1300 ESM/Widows and over
1200 dependents from Hoshangabad, Vidisha, Bhopal, Raisen and Sehore
attended the rally. During the rally 10 Service Personnel were given
Mobility Equipment and 10 Veterans of 1965 war and 23 other Widows
were given cash rewards. Record Office Stalls, CDA
(P), Pension Cell, AWPO, AWHO, AWES, ARO, DSC, Banks, FPO, URC, AWWA,
Civil Administration stall and medical camp were important
attractions of the Rally.
Rally at Gangtok
A Veterans Rally
was organised by the Black Cat Division under the aegis of Trishakti
Corps at Gangtok on 11 Oct. Shri Pawan Kumar Chamling, Hon’ble Chief
Minister of Sikkim was the chief guest on the occasion.
Approximately, 500 Veterans and their families attended the function
and 32 Veterans were felicitated on the occasion. In a morale
boosting speech to the Veterans, the Chief Minister increased the
cash rewards to Gallantry Award Winners of the State from Rs 2 lakh
to Rs 20 lakh, enhanced pension of World War II Veterans from Rs
1500/- to Rs 3000/- per month and sanctioned Rs 4.5 Cr for
construction of rest houses and announced reward of Rs 15 lakh to
Battle Casualties including assistance in jobs.
NEWS YOU CAN USE
Welfare Placement Organisation (AWPO) is a placement society, with
its pan India presence
helping our ex-servicemen in providing most apt and suitable
manpower for every vertical to Corporate Sector/Govt.
Opportunities for Offrs :-
Admin Head. Kent RO Industries requires a Brig rank
offr as Admin Head. Salary 15 Lakh -
Chief Security Offr. Requirement of Chief Security
Offr at Lalru. Salary 10 Lakh –Negotiable.
Requirement of ESM Doctors (Gen Practitioner) at Mathura &
Himachal Pradesh. CTC 15
Lakh - Negotiable.
Med Specialists - 38 ESM Doctors required at Delhi and Agra. CTC
20 Lakh - negotiable.
Job Opportunities for JCOs/OR :-
Reliance JIO Infocom Limited. Reliance JIO Infocom Limited is
recruiting 1000 JCOs/NCOs
as Field Engineering Officer with Annual CTC of 4.2 Lakh for the
JCOs and 3.5 Lakh for NCOs.
Selection process is in the progress and 550 ESM have been selected
so far. Contact AWPO
for further details.
Odisha Police(OSSF). 461 vacancies exist as Instructor NCOs and GD OR in Odisha Police,
salary Rs. 17000/- for NCO and Rs. 15000/- for OR.
Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation. 2211 vacancies for Technical
Grade II posts have been
released out of which 5% post are reserved for ESM of Uttar Pradesh.
Secondary with ITI (Elect). For detail visit
Bangalore Metro Rail Corp. 350 vacancies of Maintainer (30 res
for ESM) & 130 vacancies
for Train Operator (08 reserved for ESM). Knowledge in Kannada
language is must. For details
: Contact Details
no : 1800-11-9922, Tele No : 011-26100241/26186075/9717003700
Fax No : 011-26100241
Website : www.exarmynaukri.com, Email:
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(“A” Rated by National Assessment & Accreditation Council)
MBA – 3 Years Distance Learning Programme
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Total Seats – 100
(75% for Defence personnel and dependents & 25% for Civilians)
Session commencing from Jul 2015
LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION – 31 DEC 2014
Prospectus along with application available at College of Materials
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450/- Cash/Local Cheque (By hand) & 500/- Multicity Cheque/DD
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Written Admission Test (WAT) scheduled on 08 Feb 2015
For enquiry, contact : Registrar, CMM -0761 – 2604455, 2726532
SURYA VARISHTH VIHAR – CENTRAL COMMAND’S NOBLE
VENTURE FOR ITS VETERANS
Central Command AOR
has approximately 7 Lakh ESM (Ex Service men) and a large portion of
these fall under the category of senior citizens requiring varied
support. Surya Varishth Vihar, established by HQ Central Command, is
a noble venture providing all facilities of an Old Age Home. The
home provides the veterans a safe and spacious environment,
companionship of likeminded people, food and lodging at economical
rates. A vehicle is available for movement to the Command Hospital,
and taxi service is also available for personal use. Well furnished
single rooms are tailor made to suit the requirements of veterans,
whether they reside individually or with their spouse. Well
constructed, hygienic & structured to suit the requirements of
soldiers who are habituated to a disciplined routine, Surya Varishth
Vihar is an abode for veteran soldiers who are looking for
companionship and the life style that they are used to, if not
provided to them by their family or society.
Application Forms are available online at the website
and additional information can be obtained from mobile No
Varishth Vihar Society
C/O 11 Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre
Kiranti Lines, Lucknow Cantt- 226002
AG’s WELFARE GRANT
AG’s Welfare Fund
is being utilised for uplifting the quality of life of troops in
various establishments. Recently, IHQ of MoD (Army) Transport Unit
ASC was provided a grant of Rs 1,40,665/- to improve the safety
features for the Despatch Riders of the unit. A stainless steel,
heavy duty 40 kgs washing machine has been purchased to provide a
much needed respite to the jawans.
In order to ensure the safety of DRs, the welfare grant
has also been utilised for purchase of double crash
helmets from CSD.
These steps will go
a long way in ensuring improvement in the lives of jawans.
President AWWA Visits
Asha School Delhi
Cantt is a school for differently abled children. The school is well
organised/ equipped to train and educate differently abled children.
The school presently has 84 children on its rolls. Mrs Namita Suhag,
President AWWA met all the school children and staff on 05 Sep 2014.
She praised the high standards and quality of education being
imparted to the children. The children displayed their talent in
their classes which was highly appreciated by all. The visit ended
with distribution of sweets to the children.
Project Aahwan Delhi
Mrs Namita Suhag,
President AWWA visited the project in 16 Sep 2014 and met the Veer
Naris and other creative lady craftswomen at Project Aahwan, New
Delhi. Project Aahwan was created in the year 2005, for the noble
cause of empowering our Veer Naris through self employment &
vocational training. Project Aahwan today provides an exhilarating
sense of fulfilment & financial independence to 26 Veer Naris, 18
other wives of JCOs/ other ranks as well as two differently abled
individuals.The project has now evolved into a well organised multi
faceted production unit, but for a noble cause. President AWWA
interacted with the ladies and complemented them for their courage,
dedication and sincerity. She appreciated the quality output of
their effort, which is competitive in its class.
48th AWWA Day
Celebrations at Jaipur
Army Wives Welfare
Association Day 2014 was celebrated at South Western Comd at Jaipur
on 23 Aug 2014 with traditional élan and festivity. The programme
included various events for health care and personality development
of Army Wives. Lectures were organised on ‘Nari Suraksha’, saving
and insurance schemes, modules for vocational training as well as
educational facilities. The lectures focused on women empowerment
and creating awareness about various schemes for women. The spirit
of AWWA enshrined in its motto of ASHA, WISHWAS and AASTHA, was
reaffirmed through this programme.
INDIAN ARMY AT ASIAN GAMES 2014
Message from Chief of Army Staff
me immense pleasure in extending my heartiest felicitations to all
sportspersons of the Army who successfully participated as part of
Indian Contingent in 17th Asian Games 2014 conducted from 19
September to 04 October 2014 at Incheon, South Korea.
compliments to all the Medal Winners who have brought glory to the
Indian Army. These achievements have been possible due to your hard
work, dedication, grit and sincere commitment which has done the
I also compliment
the sincere efforts of the “Mission Olympic Programme”, functioning
under the aegis of Director General of Military Training, all
coaches, support staff and administrators, whose support and
guidance resulted in this remarkable achievement.
Jai Hind !