CGWWA stands for Coast Guard Wives Welfare Association commonly called 'Tatrakshika'. Tatrakshika is an organisation set up, run and managed by the wives of Coast Guard Personnel. The motto of CGWWA is 'Self Help' and every member voluntarily contributes her time, talent and skills towards improving the quality of life within the Coast Guard community.
The Coast Guard Wives Welfare Association has been active since the inception of Coast Guard in 1977. However it formally came into existance on 29 November, 1994 when it was registered as "Tatrakshika" and promulgated a constitution of its own. Since then CGWWA has grown into a multi role organisation rendering yeoman service to its members.
The CGWWA has an emblem of its own which was designed in 1996. It depicts the faces of three women representing the cohesiveness for working together to improve the quality of life in Indian Coast Guard.
The essence of CGWWA charter is to further the interests of the Coast Guard family and consequently of the Coast Guard. The aim of Coast Guard Wives Welfare Association is to facilitate an interface at family level between various wings of the Coast Guard and to inculcate 'Espirit-de-Corps' and a feeling of belonging among its members. The motto of CGWWA is 'Self Help' and its focus is to harness the talent and skills of its members, towards the overall upliftment of the community.
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