NENCHMS celebrates International Nurses Day

NIRJULI, MAY 12: The North East Nursing College of Health Sciences, (NENCHMS) Lekhi near Nirjuli, the college with the distinction as the first Nursing college of the state which is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University and is presently offering BSc. Nursing and Post Basic BSc. Nursing programs have joined the rest of the world in observing the International Nurses Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the foundational philosopher of modern nursing today. 

Attending the celebrations cum prize distribution ceremony as chief guest, the Joint Registrar of RGU Dr. David Pertin, spoke at length on the significance of observing the day to highlight the important role nurses play in health care, and appreciate their immense contribution towards the betterment and improvement of health in a person’s life in particular and the society in general. He encouraged the Nursing students of the college as the vital part of the backbone of the health care system in the making; he reiterated that nursing has been a profession with high standards and a strong sense of public service for over 160 years now. Nurses are amongst the most respected of all of the professions. 

There are hardly any people whose lives have not been touched or impacted by the care and reassurance that nurses provide and extend. He further maintained that, with the overwhelming joining of 109 students to the courses in the college there is a positive sign pointing to a resurgence of interest in nursing.  He advised the students to be accountable in small things and be ready to shoulder greater responsibilities. 

Later the prize winners of various teams including the Overall winner team; the Team Modesty were awarded with certificates, medals and trophies by the chief guest Dr. David Pertin and Secretary NENCHS Tamchi Para Teli. The event was conducted under the supervision of Principal in-charge of NENCHS Visheili Sema and faculty members of the college where cultural and sports events were organized to mark the celebrations. Among others, faculty members Gengam Taba, Binam Ering, Binu Ronya and Shanti Natung also spoke.

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