About AWWA

Army Wives Welfare Association or AWWA for short is an association that works for the welfare of the spouses, children and dependents of Army personnel. It is aptly called the invisible hand that shapes the punch of the Indian Army. The association was officially registered as a Welfare Society with the Registrar of Societies, Delhi Administration on 23 August 1966. Since its inception AWWA has grown in its scope and reach and today it stands proud as one of the largest NGOs in India.

NOTE: All wives of army men are beneficiaries of AWWA. However, AWWA as a functionary body exists only from the Corps level upwards. Below the Corps level the AWWA presides through its Family Welfare Organizations (FWO)


Welfare of troops is of paramount importance in the Army. We work on the premise that a soldier performs best in his line of duty when he knows that his family back home is taken care of now and for all time to come. The aim of the Army Wives Welfare Association therefore is to support and augment the official welfare efforts within the Indian Army, focusing primarily on the welfare of families, children and widows of all ranks including those of retired personnel of the Army.