It is indeed an honour and a privilege for me to have taken over as Regional President AWWA, South Western Command. I am thankful to all my predecessors who have set high standard and excellent traditions and it shall be my endeavour to carry forward this legency.

My main emphasis will be on genuine welfare of families and empowerment of all families. AWWA is fully committed to look after the Veer Naris and widows

Our aim in Sapta Shakti Command has been Self-Reliance, maximising the 'Happiness Quotient', and holistic change of mind set as per changing trends of time. I am sure we will continue to live upto the expectations of the AWWA fraternity.

My sincere wishes to each one and with the support from AWWA fraternity. I am certain of desired success in our endeavour here at Sapta Shakti Command.

Best Wishes


  • Introduction. Sapta Shakti AWWA came into existence in Apr 2005 under the able leadership of Mrs Vijayalakshmi Nagaraj w/o Lt Gen K Nagaraj, PVSM,UYSM, ADC as the first Regional President AWWA. Over the years Sapta Shakti AWWA has evolved into a cohesive, well knit organisation channelising the collective energy of its members into achieving the goals of AWWA.
  • Sapta Shakti AWWA programmes and activities of the units and formations are spread over twenty three stations aiming at promoting genuine and meaningful welfare, with emphasis on health, education, self enhancement and empowerment.
  • Aim. To work for the general welfare of the spouse and the dependent family members of the serving and the retired all ranks of the Indian Army, including the widows of personnel of the Indian Army.
  • Objectives. The following are broad objectives which in turn determine the activities of AWWA :-
    • To promote Self Reliance and Independence.
    • To improve the Quality of Life and maximise the Happiness Quotient of our families in Sapta Shakti Command.
    • To nurture Mind-Sets and Attitudes towards Changing Times.
    • Various aspects of Normal and Special Education.
    • Organise Conferences, Seminars, Workshops and so on for Increasing Awareness.
    • Medical Support and Education.
    • Make available Govt Welfare Schemes to the Members.
    • Interface between members of the Indian Army and the Government of India.
    • Ensure all financial assistance for members and their dependents as offered by the Army and the Indian Govt.
    • Provide Legal Support to Members.
    • Skill Development, Financial Empowerment and Ensuring Commercial Viability of Cottage and Entrepreneurial Schemes by members.
  • Key Result Areas.
    • All welfare activities to be well planned and meaningful.
    • Education, economic status, social status and class composition of troops and families to be taken into consideration while planning vocational training.
    • Interact with Veer Naris and Widows regularly and encourage them to attain financial independence and enhance awareness so as to avoid exploitation.
  • Resident Welfare Association (RWA). RWAs in all colonies are responsible for coordination of community participation in upkeep and cleanliness of respective areas. RWA’s are also proactive in getting optimum response from MES for the welfare of all residents.