Vrindavan, 2017.12.20 (VT): The oath-taking ceremony and the lamp lighting ceremony, of the 36th Batch of nursing students & annual day celebrations of the Nursing School of the Rama Krishna Mission Sevashram were held on Wednesday at the Swami Vivekananda Auditorium. Several dignitaries witnessed the event, which was dedicated to inspiring commitment to the service of humanity.
The Chief Guest, Prof.(Mrs.) Mala Goswami, Principal, College of Nursing, AIIMS, Bhopal and the Guest of Honour, Sri L. W. Khongwir, Executive Director, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Mathura Refinery, Mathura, inspired the students and stressed the need for professionalism and dedication in nursing.
Swami Satyadevananda jee Maharaj, Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission, Mumbai presided over the function. Swami Satyadevanand jee gave a motivational speech to inspire the students. He emphasized on the need for a good character while appealing one and all to do their duty with an attitude of service, love and care in the light of the life of Florence Nightingale.
On this occasion, prizes were distributed to the winners of various competitions that the the nursing students participated in. Prizes were also distributed to the candidates for best performance in Value Education and for the best speech on Sister Nivedita from a competition held in November this year on the occasion of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Sister Nivedita.
The Chief Guest, along with the principal of AIIMs Nursing College, lit the lamp while the fresh batch of students lit their candles from it and took the Oath of Service after reciting verses from the Vedas. Refreshments were served to all the guests and students. After the refreshments, the School and Hospital celebrated the annual function with various cultural programs performed by the nursing students and staff nurses.