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Asha Bhavan spread wings to Nagaland
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR:
Published on 22 Mar. 2009 1:12 AM IST
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Recognizing the need of women to be empowered, especially those who are into drugs and alcohol, ‘Asha Bhavan’, initiated under the Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) has spread its wings in the state after a vocational training centre for women, conceptualized under ‘Project Sadbhavana,’ was inaugurated by Anita Loomba, president, AWWA, here at Vidima village Saturday. Appreciating the role played by ‘Asha Bhavan’ in rehabilitating the drug affected women, which now has centres in all the eight northeastern states, Anita Loomba, in her speech said the association was not only working only towards the welfare of army wives but was also helping the local population of the region “ She said “Spear AWWA along with 3 Corps has established many vocational training centres in the region to uplift women,” while also adding that the association is concerned about HIV positive population, poor children, adult education and also in rendering all possible assistance to NGOs or organizations involved in the particular fields. She further hoped that the building which houses three computer sets, five sewing and two knitting machines, two weighing machines, provided by the 3 Corps would help the ‘Bhavan’ inmates effectively in the rehabilitation. The AWWA president also interacted with the inmates and their children after the function. It may be mentioned here that the ‘Bhavan’ is trying to help restore the broken lives of many women and children who have fallen prey to the addicted substances and prostitution. Various songs and short play were also presented by the inmates.

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