Genesis of CGWWA

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.

Objectives of CGWWA

  • CGWWA aims at empowering every Tatrakshika through varied educational schemes, giving ample opportunities for self improvement, self expression and also self employment, thereby helping her to evolve into a well rounded confident and responsible person. It also aims at keeping the wives of all personel in touch with each other and encouraging a cooperative spirit amongst its members for mutual benefit.
  • From an organisation originally set up for the welfare of only Coast Guard families, Tatrakshika has in recent years, extended its arms beyond the service to encompass a wider circle of people, particularly the families of civilians in the service.
  • CGWWA also help women, children and senior citizens from underprivileged sections of society on a regular basis, and in times of natural disasters mobilises relief material for the affected or displaced victims.
  • CGWWA seeks to make the Coast Guard community a healthy and happy family. It arranges social development programmes so that the members coming from diverse backgrounds, speaking different languages can interact informally and feel comfortable with each other.
  • Tatrakshika's vision is to promote total development of women in the CG family by providing wide array of opportunities.
  • CGWWA seeks to transform women as independent and strong individuals, through realization of their true potential. The family has always been the soul of the Armed Forces. Strong families, guided by capable women, not only provide the right thrust and impetus to the service, but also help make a better society.
  • CGWWA being an voluntary organisation follows an open door policy for active participation by its members, at any stage and in any of its programmes. The association provides a platform for those who care to work for the betterment of the community at large.

Thinking Big and Aiming Higher

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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