service: Army wives in Calcutta present their creations at an art exhibition | Kolkata News

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On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) organized an all-India exhibition for its artists and entrepreneurs under the Central and Regional AWWA.
From being a pillar of strength to her husband, a loving mother to her children, a companion to her friends, and a professional, Army wives have been seen playing a myriad of roles. On Tuesday, 50 army brides in Kolkata and Ranchi showcased their artistic and entrepreneurial skills, revealing their creative talents.
The event was held at the Academy of Fine Arts and Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata from 12pm to 8pm. It was inaugurated by Ms. Reena Dewan, Director of the Kolkata Center for Creativity (KCC). Army wives with exemplary creativity exhibited a range of arts – Mandela, Zentangle, acrylic painting, pencil sketching, fabric art, Madhubani, watercolor, paintings on canvas and many more. Besides the artistic work, a variety of handmade crafts were also displayed. They included handmade resin products, decoupage, alcohol inks, mixed media, handbags, embroidery works, jewelry and artifacts.
“Viewers of all ages who came to see the exhibit were truly amazed and fascinated,” an Eastern Command spokesperson said. “Army Wives Welfare Association is an NGO established in 1966 to work for the general welfare of the spouse and dependent family members of serving and retired personnel of the Indian Army of all ranks including widows of Indian Army personnel,” he said. Over the years, AWWA has also undertaken a number of community outreach programs for disadvantaged civilians.
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