RWWCO has been working round the year and taking initiatives to help railway employees and their wards
Railway Women’s Welfare Central Organisation (RWWCO) has been working towards the holistic development and welfare of Railwaymen and their families, thereby supplementing the official welfare initiatives of the Indian Railways. It also extends need-based support to the people outside the Railways by reaching out to them in times of distress. It has always come forward in times of national calamities, be it earthquakes in Uttarakhand, Tsunami in the south, landslides in Ladakh or floods in West Bengal.
A new section was opened in Little Kingdom Nursery School, run by RWWCO. On Independence Day, Smt. Rashmi Mital hoisted the national flag and a cultural programme was presented by the children. On the occasion of Republic Day, the school also celebrated its Sports Day. The school organised its Annual Day on February 26-27 this year at National Rail Museum.
The Vatsalya Creche, located in the premises of Rail Bhawan, underwent major renovation to improve its facilities. Smt. Mital presented it with toys, a music system and new linen.
RWWCO conducted All India Drawing, Painting and Essay Competitions on September 13 and 20 at Rail Bhawan. Prize Distribution Function was held on October 28 at National Rail Museum Auditorium, New Delhi. Sh. A.K.Mital, Chairman, Railway Board, distributed merit certificates and cash awards to the wards of railwaymen from various zones and production units. On this occasion, the 10th issue of ‘UNMUKTA’, the RWWCO’s annual magazine, was also released.
Annual Children Sports Meet for the children of Railway Board employees and employees working in railway PSUs in Delhi was held on February 7 this year at the Karnail Singh Stadium. The event was inaugurated by Smt. Mital. Chief Guest, Sh. Mital, gave away certificates, prizes and souvenirs.
RWWCO also gives Merit Scholarships to railway employees’ wards who excel in academics and are pursuing technical and professional courses.
RWWCO observed ‘World Environment Day’ on June 5, and on this occasion a tree plantation drive was conducted at various railway premises. RWWCO and its various Zonal and Divisional bodies spearheaded the drive and planted more than 1 lakh flowering and fruit-bearing trees all over the country.
In a move to encourage and motivate railway employees, a special felicitation programme (May Day Function) was organised at State Entry Railway Club, New Delhi, where Chief Guest, Smt. Mital, presented souvenirs to various categories of railwaymen who work under difficult conditions in their line of duty. The function was conducted in collaboration with Northern Railways Women’s Welfare Organisation and Delhi Division WWO.
A renovated Hastshilp & Kala Kendra was inaugurated by Smt. Mital on October 14, where women are trained in embroidery and tailoring to make them self-dependent.
Women’s Day was celebrated in March by felicitating Outstanding Women Employees for exemplary service. On this occasion, Sh. Mital honoured 30 women employees and a play on women’s rights was also performed.