Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Admiral
Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC visited Kochi from 23-24 May 2017. On 24 May 2017,
the CNS presided over the 64th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Naval Group
Insurance Fund (NGIF) / Indian Naval Benevolent Association (INBA) held at
Sagarika auditorium, Naval base. During the meeting, special impetus was given
to the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ programme of the Government of India with the
CNS approving enhancement of several loans/advances and grants in this respect.
The Admiral besides attending to other official
engagements also inaugurated a building for the accommodation of Single
Officers at INS Dronacharya and Single Sailors Accommodation for 360 men at
Naval base during his visit.
NGIF, a self contributory scheme, is mandated to
provide life Insurance cover to serving personnel of Indian Navy and Coast
Guard. Similarly, INBA is a benevolent association to look after the welfare of
serving / retired Naval personnel by providing financial assistance for
Earlier, the CNS,
accompanied by Mrs.Reena Lanba, president Naval Wives Welfare Association
(NWWA) was received by the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval
Command, Vice Admiral AR Karve, AVSM on his arrival at INS Garuda on 23 May
2017.The Admiral departed Kochi on 24 May 2017.