INDIA. Nagpur: The Unnayan Foundation honoured the widows of Indian Armed Forces members who gave their lives while serving their country during a gathering held in Nagpur, Maharashtra, on Sunday.
“We honoured heroic ladies whose husbands were killed while securing our country’s borders, and whose sacrifice we either forget or overlook.”
Unnayan Foundation President Dr. Rupinder Kaur Chhatwal told the “Transcontinental Times” that the women of Bhandara, Chandrapur, Amravati, Wardha, Nagpur, and other districts were happy.
The Chief Guest was Group Captain Basant Kumar Pandey, while the Guest of Honor was Lt Col Rajendrasingh Duggal. Nilima Bawane, a social worker and entrepreneur, and Dr. Premlata Tiwari were among the special visitors.
The brave women who were felicitated on the occasion included Indumati Rao, Kalpana, Archana, Jayashri, Shalini, Shweta, and Vandana.
“They inspired 60 NCC cadets attached to the New English High School, Nagpur, to join the Defence forces and the cadets have agreed to join the forces,” Dr. Chhatwal said.
Dr. Chhatwal and Alka Pandey promised that the Unnayan Foundation will fight for the uplift of heroic women and all those involved in the country’s security for the rest of their lives.
Dr. Chhatwal praised Nidhi Chaudhary and Abha Parashar’s efforts during the COVID-19 epidemic and suggested that they be appointed as active members of the Unnayan Foundation.
Kanchan Sharma, Vice President of the Unnayan Foundation, Secretary Mangla Sahu, Project Director Gauhar Lakhani, and a large number of women from Nagpur and the surrounding areas attended the event.
The Indian Air Force’s Headquarters Maintenance Command, Brahmos Aerospace unit, Butibori and Economic Explosives Limited (EEL), Nagpur Army Centre, Guards Regimental Training Centre, Uttar Maharashtra & Gujarat (UMANG) Sub Area in Nagpur, and Ordnance Factory at Pulgaon in Wardha are among the many defence and defence production establishments in the Vidarbha region.
The Unnayan Foundation is involved in a variety of humanitarian programmes, including literacy drives, medical and blood donation camps, and marginalised community uplift, as well as collectively organising celebrations such as Holi, Lohri, Diwali, and Ambedkar Jayanti, as well as all national holidays.