Naval chief honours octogenarians
The 26th annual general meeting and governing council meeting of Navy Foundation was held here on Sunday at the Swarna Jyothi Auditorium under the Chairmanship of Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba.
Visakhapatnam: The 26th annual general meeting and governing council meeting of Navy Foundation was held here on Sunday at the Swarna Jyothi Auditorium under the Chairmanship of Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief of the Naval Staff thanked the veterans for laying the solid foundation for the navy and updated them on the development over the last year as also the prognosis for the future. He also felicitated the octogenarians and called upon the veterans to continue to be the brand ambassadors of the Indian Navy to take the service closer to the people and draw in the best talent to join the navy.
The Navy Foundation was established on December 28, 1988 with the aim of maintaining contact and fraternal relationship between naval veterans. The Navy Foundation also carries out social, philanthropic, cultural, educational and other activities for the benefit of the retired fraternity.
The Navy Foundation, which had six charters at inception, now has 15 charters in Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kerala (Kochi), Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Odisha (Bhubaneswar), Pune and Visakhapatnam.
Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command Vice- Admiral Karambir Singh, Vice-Admiral, Controller Personnel Services, Integrated Headquarters, Navy Vice-Admiral R Hari Kumar delegates from IHQMoD (N) and other commands attended the meeting in addition to presidents, secretaries of 15 chapters of Navy Foundation spread across the country.
A large number of local veterans, along with their spouses, were also present at the meeting. Various welfare schemes applicable to the naval veterans, including new developments in pension matters as well as Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), were discussed.