SAPTA SHAKTI AWWA : AN OVERVIEW
• 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 dependent family members of all ranks of the Indian Army, both serving and retired, including the widows of Indian Army personnel.
Asha Schools are a beacon of hope for the differently abled children of soldiers. They provide education, mental and psychological guidance, health checkups of the children and counselling to the parents. Efforts are being made to give an exposure to the children in a manner that they become more and more self-reliant to take on life with confidence. There are 7 schools in the Area of Responsibility of SWC. These are:-
Total children - 35
Spl Educators - 05
Total children - 44
Spl Educators - 05
Total children - 17
Spl Educators - 03
Total children - 27
Spl Educators - 02
Total children - 26
Spl Educators - 04
Spl Educators - 03
• The Asha schools of SWC have been progressive and very forthcoming in all their projects.
• Over the last six months a tremendous amount of hard work and thought has gone into the streamlining procedures and belting out standards for all schools across the Command.
• All Asha School Jaipur staff is trained according to the Guidelines of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MOSJE) and the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)
• Majority of the students have the Govt. Issued Unique Disability Identification Card (UDID). This is a continuous process, some cards are pending due to Covid-19.
• All the Asha schools are well equipped and contemporary as far as content and curriculum go.
• Covid-19 hasn't hampered the enthusiasm and learning of our students.
• Pre-recorded videos of are regularly sent to the parents to avoid a gap in learning
• Emphasis is on the Individual Education Programme (IEP) wherein each child has a customized learning programme based on individual needs.
• After the partial opening of the lockdown , the children have been able to access the school facilities in the evening. They take turns for the same.
• Emphasis is on Functional Education.
• Special activities are planned for children staying inside Jaipur Cantt.
• The school has partially re-opened for Staff only, thrice a week from 1000-1300 hrs with complete Covid precautions. It's mainly to let teachers plan their IEP, record class videos, revise class goals.
• Emphasis on the maintenance of all school aids, equipment and assets.
• Encourage the parents to look beyond 18 years at the Asha school and more towards establishing the children in the long term.
• The way planned ahead is for Individual Therapy Sessions with parents accompanying with child.
• Online assessments would be considered in lieu of Term exams.
Army Public School, Jaipur
The APS, Jaipur has done it yet again! The Board
results for class XII were much anticipated and the students didn't disappoint. They shone bright and made their school and parents proud. Our achievers in each stream were
Master Aman Chaudhary  - Humanities   97%
Master Amarjot           - Commerce    96.2%
Master Nikhil Tripathi    - Science       96%
Master Prithvi Raj        - Science       96%
AWWA South Western Command believes in constant and continuous improvement. We have taken into account the COVID-19 situation
and have worked constructively towards keeping the families safe and secure during these trying times. Due to the pandemic, it was not possible to conduct any activity physically
so several online activities took place in the Sapta Shakti Command. These are:-
1. Video Conf: 20 Apr 2020. A Video Conf chaired by Regional President AWWA was carried out on 20th Apr 20. All chairpersons of AWWA, SWC attended the conf. Fwg pts were discussed during the conf :-
(a) Spreading awareness about the Pandemic.
(b) Provision of Essential services.
(c) Ensuring mental health.
(d) Management of FAFA families & Veer Naris.
2. Video Conf: 22 Apr 20. A video conf chaired by Regional President AWWA was carried out on 22nd Apr 2020. All Zonal Presidents & wives of GOCs of Divisions of SWC attended the conf. Fwg pts were discussed during the conf :-
(a) Situation of COVID-19 and safety precautions to be taken.
(b) Mgt of families living inside and outside stn.
(c) Provision of essential services.
(d) Care of NOK.
(e) Prog of online classes for the students ofAPS & APPS.
3. Inclusive Education Webinar. A video conf chaired by Mrs Vennela R, wife of Maj Gen Ravi R, on Inclusive Education was carried out on 24th Apr 2020. RP AWWA, Principals of all APSs, APPSs and Asha Schools of SWC attended the video conf. Emphasis was given on sensitising the environment on inclusive edn and creating the Resource Room as per the guidelines ofAWES. A webinar on inclusive edn was also carried out by MD AWES from 15 Jun 20 to 19 Jun 20. Principals of all the ASHA Schools of SWC & Principals of APPS Mathura, APPS Bathinda & APPS Jaipur attended the same.
4. Online Workshops. Several online Workshops were conducted during the COVID-19 for the station ladies. The workshops focussed on women's health, immunity and fundamentals of yoga. It was a great learning experience for the station ladies with different ideas pertaining to Home Decor, Yoga, Baking, Health, Beauty and Gardening.
5. AWWA Day. The 54th AWWA Day was celebrated in the South Western Command on 23rd Aug 2020 on Google meet. Since it was not possible for all the awardees and ladies of the station to gather at a place, so a total strength of 69 participated in the virtual celebration of AWWA Day. It also included teachers of APS, APPS, TAPPS AND ASHA School along with 7 APS toppers who had scored more than 95 percent in their class 12th Board exams.
AWWA Ventures at Jaipur
• AWWA Veg Shop, Grocery, Apna Cafe and Sajni Gift Shop are being run to cater
for requirements of troops and families of the station. It includes
• Sajni Shop
• Gift Shop
• Veg Shop
• Apna Cafe
• Grocery Shop
• Beauty Parlour
• AWWA Driving School. Sapta Shakti AWWA carries out various projects to empower the women. The most popular jewel in the crown in Jaipur is the Sapta Shakti Driving School and driving course. It has empowered the ladies so much that some of them have been motivated to buy their own cars.
• ASTC & VTC. The ASTC & VTC aim at making the Army wives self-reliant and contained. Keeping that in mind the following courses are run.
• Computer Basic (4 Months- Being Conducted Online)
• Spoken English (4 Months- Being Conducted Online)
• NTT Basic (5 Months)
• NTT Advance (5 Months)
• Block Printing (3 Months)
• Bag Making (4 Months)
• Self Employed Tailor (4 Months- Suspended due to COVID-19)
• Assistant Beauty Therapist (4 Months- Suspended due to COVID-19)
At the AWWA South Western Command, we believe in the holistic growth of our families and constantly work towards the same. We endeavour to align individual needs and wants with that of the organisation's to keep a happy team. A strong trust in the empowerment whether financial, legal or scholarly is a paradigm that drives us towards achieving our goals with outmost sincerity.