Nurses Day Celebration, Lamp Lighting & Oath-Taking Ceremony

Amity College of Nursing, Gurgaon celebrated Nurses day,Lamp lighting and Oath taking Ceremony on 16th May, 2013 at Auditorium, Amity University Haryana. The theme was Closing The Gap:Millennium Development. Prof. (Dr) Bimla Kapoor, Professor in Nursing andFormer Director School of Health Sciences, IGNOU and Dr. R. K. Sharma,President, Indian Association of Medico-Legal experts, NOIDA, Dean (R&D),Saraswati Institute of Medical Sciences, Ghaziabad were the Guests of Honor.

The programme started at 11 am with the floral welcome of the guests and lighting of lamp by the dignitaries. Prof (Dr) Padmakali Banerjee, Pro Vice Chancellor, AUH gave the welcomeaddress. Maj.Gen. (Dr) Mahavir Singh, Head-Amity Medical Schoolgave a brief introduction of Amity College of Nursing and Amity Medical School.It was followed by introduction of the Nurses Day theme - Closing The Gap:Millennium Development by Prof Pranati Barua, Principal, Amity College ofNursing. She highlight the nurses’ contribution towards achievement of themillennium goals. She also discussed varied roles that nursing professionalscan play in closing the existing gap. Dr. A.K. Nagpal, Chairman, Board of Governors, Ritnand Balved Medical Foundationaddressed the gathering and congratulated Amity college of Nursing on thisoccasion. Dr R.C. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, AUH, in his address motivated thefaculty and conveyed his great regard for the nursing profession.

Beforethe student nurses step into direct patient care, the light of wisdom andprofessional ethics is passed to them to help them remember their professionalconduct throughout their professional life. Prof Madhavi Verma, Professor, andMs Sapna Shukla, Clinical Instructor, Amity College of Nursing passed the lightto the B.Sc Nursing II Semester Students. The Oath was administered to these studentsby Prof Ratni Bhan, Nursing Advisor, Amity College of Nursing.

The programmed continued with deliberation on ‘Medico-legal issues in nursing and medical practice areas’ by Dr R.K Sharma followed by a lecture on ‘Changing paradigm in nursing: challenges and opportunities’ by Prof. (Dr) Bimla Kapoor.She highlighted the progressive and emerging nurse’s identity and acquisition of autonomy and associated accountability amongst the nurse practitioners including nurse leaders. The prizes were distributed to the winners of the poster competition on the Nurses Day Theme. The inaugural session concluded with vote of thanks by Prof Kiran Taneja, Vice Principal, Amity College of Nursing.

The august gathering for the event included dignitaries from various Institutions of Amity University Haryana, Principal and senior faculty members from College of Nursing, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi. In the morning, the student nurses exhibited posters on the nurses’ day theme.

In the post lunch session the audience was enlightened on the topic ‘Nurses role in achieving Millennium  developments goals’ through a Panel discussion chaired by Prof Madhavi Verma and two experts namely Ms Swapna M.K, Senior Lecturer and Ms Rohini Sharma, Lecturer, Amity College of Nursing. The event concluded at 3.30 pm with vote of thanks by Mr Ashwin Thomas, Lecturer, Amity College of Nursing.

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