Showcasing Himalayan heritage


first_imgAn exhibition of Himveer Wives Welfare Association (HWWA) showcasing stalls from field units and formations of Indo-Tibetan Border police (ITBP), was inaugurated by Savitri Singh, wife of Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister and Anupriya Patel, MOS Health and Family Welfare in the national Capital recently. This exhibition has been organized on the occasion of 55th Raising Day celebrations of the Force. Functioning from initial years of ITBP, HWWA has been active in organizing welfare activities for the families of the Force and Civil population in border areas.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSingh in her inaugural speech said that HWWA’s efforts are commendable in the field of welfare activities in ITBP. Referring to the visit of Rajnath Singh to one of the forward post of ITBP in Ladakh where he spent a night with himveers, Singh said that she can feel the emotions of Himveer families as how their husbands are working in harsh climatic areas in high Himalayas to serve the motherland while their families remain away. The annual  HWWA souvenir– ‘Parampra’ was also released by the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour on the occasion. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSingh and Patel also took a round of stalls and appreciated the efforts of ITBP for welfare of its families and border population. The exhibition also showcases the rare artifacts, handicrafts and cultural heritage of the Himalayas and northeastern region of India. HWWA works for the welfare of the families of the Force personnel with a specific focus on women empowerment. It trains families in food processing, tailoring, weaving, stitching, painting, child care etc. The doctors of the Force give information on wellness, hygiene, prevention of HIV/AIDS, family planning to improve the quality of life of the Force personnel and their families. For welfare of these families, perception management centers are being operated by HWWA in remote border Units of ITBP. HWWA also organizes Carrier Counseling Mela/Workshop for the wards of ITBP personnel. Keeping the Children of ITBP personnel healthy, d-worming drive is also taken. NIT courses are being organised for Jawans families also. There will be numerous cultural performances by the Force personnel along with show by ITBP’s Jazz, Brass and Pipe Band. The exhibition will remain open for the public from October 15 to 17.last_img