ACTIVITIES IN NORTH BENGAL FRONTIER
of North Bengal Frontier is functioning since 1988 and is instrumental
in harnessing the creative qualities of the families of BSF personnel
deployed under North Bengal Ftr. Besides that, the BWWA North Bengal Ftr
has played an important role in planning & organizing several activities
which, not only, have augmented the income of the families of Seema
Prahari, but also have aimed at enhancing their skills and thereby,
increasing their employability and generating confidence amongst at the
Some of the important
activities taking place in the Ftr are Terracota making, Agarbatti
making, Masala Grinding and Tea packaging. Approximately 100 ladies are
engaged in these activities. Besides this, many ladies are working in
such like activities in the welfare centres of the units also. The
ladies are also involved in stitching of uniforms for the Jawan in their
respective welfare centres.
BWWA NORTH BENGAL HAS SEVERAL CONTINUING PROJECTS WHICH AUGMENT THEIR
INCOME. THESE ARE LISTED BELOW
MASALA GRINDING PROJECT :
- The Masala grinding machine is installed in Kadamtala under BWWA North
Bengal Frontier. Under this project 40-45 ladies are working. They
prepare the masala and gram flour, after that it is packed by them.
These ladies are earning according to the number of packets they pack.
The masala and gram flour is named as “Nature” which is used by all
battalions and has huge demand in civil also. This product is popular
for its purity.
TEA PACKAGING UNIT :
-. A very fine quality of tea leaves plucked from nature is packed in
Welfare centre. They pack the tea in “Nature
tea” packs and
get the fixed amount per packet. Under this project 40-45 ladies are
INCENSE PROJECT :
The ladies under this project make the incense and pack them. These
fragrant incense sticks are sold at large scale. In this project every
month, 25 ladies are earning on rotation basis, so that other ladies
also get the chance to earn.
CUTTING AND TAILORING :
- North Bengal frontier has also emphasized on the concept of learning
and earning. Ladies are getting the training of stitching clothes and
they stich the uniform for which they are being paid. They have learnt
to stich combat dress, shirts, trousers, dangree and half pant etc. this
has made them skilled in tailoring.
CLAY MODELS MAKING :
- North Bengal frontier is enriched with fine artists also. These
artists make beautiful clay statues, pots, decorative items etc. Statues
made by them depict the culture and art of Bengal. The clay used to make
statues is found in this region only. These statues have great demand
in Bengal as well as in FHQ, New Delhi.
COMPUTER AWARENESS CLASS :
- In present global scenario, knowledge of computer is must in every
sphere of day to day life. . Keeping this in mind Ftr is running a Basic
Computer Awareness course for BSF personnel’s wives and their
children. It has broadened their mental horizon
and they are able to teach their children also.
BEAUTY PARLOUR :-
For giving vocational training one beauty parlour is running in Welfare
Centre. Ladies of the frontier are getting the opportunity to learn
beautician course from a professional beautician. After getting the
training some of the ladies are now able to open their own beauty
ENGLISH SPOKEN CLASS :
- In present global scenario, English language is widely used in every
sphere. It is an important mode of communication. Keeping this in mind
Ftr is running a Spoken English course for BSF personnel’s wives. In
this course ladies are taught how to communicate in English in different
situation and become confident. It has broadened their mental horizon
and they are able to teach their children also. Apart from this ladies
are updated with current affairs so that they are aware of their
BWWA OUTLET :-BWWA
Outlet was opened on 6th June
2011 in North Bengal Frontier. BWWA outlet is mainly opened to sell
various products made in the Welfare Centre. Not only BSF but civil
also get the chance to purchase it easily. All the products of Welfare
Centre like statues, nature masala, gram flour, incense sticks, Nature
Tea, cold drinks etc. are available in BWWA Outlet.
Besides above, different educative and informative sessions are being organised for the families. Small courses like candle making, flower
making are also conducting in the Welfare Centre. All the important days
like Women’s Day, Health day, Environment day, BWWA Day etc. are
celebrated in North Bengal frontier by conducting different activities
for families. All the ladies & families of North Bengal frontier
enthusiastically participates in BWWA activities.