Annual General Meeting and Governing Council Meeting of Navy Foundation held at Southern Naval Command
The 27th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Governing Council Meeting (GCM) of the Navy Foundation were held at Kochi under the chairmanship of Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff, on 05 May 2019. Vice Admiral AK Chawla, AVSM, NM, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Naval Command and Vice Admiral B Dasgupta, AVSM, YSM, VSM, Controller Personnel Services, Integrated Headquarters Ministry of Defence (Navy), delegates from IHQ MoD (N), Headquarters Western Naval Command, Headquarters Eastern Naval Command and Headquarters Southern Naval Command attended the meeting in addition to the Presidents and Secretaries of 15 chapters of the Navy Foundation. A large number of local naval veterans were also present for the AGM. The Navy Foundation is an organisation of retired naval officers, registered under the Society Act. The objective of the Foundation includes charitable, philanthropic, social, cultural and other activities to benefit society. Navy Foundation Kerala Charter was proactively involved in the recent flood relief work.
Chief of the Naval Staff in his address to the gathering, briefed veterans about various activities and developments in the Indian Navy, including the latest state of the art inductions. In addition, welfare schemes, matters related to pension as well as the Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme were discussed during the meeting. The CNS thanked the veterans for laying a strong foundation for the Navy of today. He also felicitated octogenarians and called upon all veterans to continue to be brand ambassadors of the Indian Navy to take the Service closer to the people and encourage the best and brightest youth of the country to join the Navy.