1. The 4th Governing Council Meeting and Annual General Meeting of Veteran Sailors’ Forum was held at Kochi on 10 Mar 12. The meetings were presided over by the CPS, President VSF. Annual General Meeting was attended by Officers from IHQ MoD(N), Reps from VSF Charters and local Officials.
2. The attendees were also briefed on the ‘Naval Regimental System’ and activities planned for ‘Year of the Ex-Serviceman’. These initiatives were well appreciated by the participants.
3. All attendees were presented with the following:-
(a) A ‘VSF’ cap and Key chain.
(b) A brochure on VSF.
(c) A brochure on NRS.
(d) A brochure on benefits available through INBA.
(e) A CD containing information on Pension Policy.
(f) A brochure on ECHS.
4. The AGM was followed by lunch at the Sailors ‘Institute, INS Venduruthy. This enabled further informal interaction between the Veteran Sailors and the Serving Officers. Glimpses of the event are as below :-