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#IND2017 Nurses Reflect Upon Achieving Sustainable Development
Date Posted: 13/May/2017
International Nurses Day is celebrated across the world every year on May 12 to mark the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, founder of the modern nursing. The International Council of Nurses established the day in 1974 to be celebrated every year to highlight the importance of nurses in providing the best healthcare services. The day was celebrated in various hospitals and medical colleges here today.
Panel discussion at CMCH
College of Nursing, Christian Medical College and Hospital, celebrated the day with a programme organised by the TNAI (Trained Nurses Association) and the SNA (Student Nurses Association) on the theme, ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead - Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’.
Balqis Victor, President, TNAI, CMC unit, talked about 17 sustainable-development goals. A panel discussion was also organised on the theme.
Scientific session by DMCH
The day was also celebrated at College of Nursing, Malakpur Campus, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital.
A brief scientific session pertaining to the nursing profession was organised for the nursing staff.
Nursing Superintendent Minakshi Pereira unfolded the theme of the day this year, ‘Nurses: A voice to lead- achieving the sustainable development goals’. Minakshi Pereira said the nurses needed to do their best for providing patients with quality healthcare.
Nursing students take oath
The Ludhiana Institute of Nursing celebrated International Nurses Day with zeal and enthusiasm to acquaint the students with the legacy of nursing.
An oath-taking ceremony was held for freshers and the students were inducted into the profession of nursing and told to carry out their dutie with compassion, empathy, love and devotion.
Students were motivated to serve and support the sick. A scientific session was organised by the teachers on theme ‘Nurses: A Voice to lead: Achieving the SDGs’. A variety of competitions were held such as rangoli making, poster making, mehndi drawing and declamation. Prizes were given away to the winners of various competitions and academic achievers.
Vow to follow Florence Nightingale 
Mandi Ahmedgarh: Members of the nursing community at various hospitals and nursing homes vowed to follow in  Florence Nightingale’s footsteps. Oath was taken to mark International Nursing Day. Male nursing staff accompanied their counterparts.  Dr Ravinder Sharma, former president of the local unit of the Rotary Club, said members of the nursing community, including the Hind Hospital and Diagnostic Center, Sood Hospital and Makhan Memorial Hospital, had participated in the functions held at their respective medical centers. Dr Sunit Hind, Dr Sanjiv Sood and Dr Nirmal Singh said nursing staff was the backbone of any health center. —OC 
Source: tribuneindia

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