SHILLONG, Sept 9: The College of Nursing, NEIGRIHMS observed the 4th Graduation Day cum 7th Lamp Lighting and Oath Taking Ceremony at a function held at its auditorium in the city on Friday with Meghalaya Governor V Shanmugathan gracing the event as Chief Guest.
The Top Three Position holders of the Batch were also felicitated with cash awards on the occasion.
In his address to the Nursing Graduates and all gathered at the function, the Governor called on the nurses not to be averse towards working in the remotest and farthest corners of the state. “Do not hesitate to work in the far flung villages where there is poverty and diseases,” he said while impressing upon them to serve the neediest who reside in the remotest parts of the state.
The Governor also urged upon the Graduates to be sympathetic towards the sick and suffering while rendering their services, further calling on them to serve with kindness and sans prejudice.
“Treat patients without any prejudice or discrimition. Every life is precious, whether poor or abundant, educated or ignorant”, he further said.
NEIGRIHMS Director, Prof. (Dr) P Bhattacharya meanwhile impressed upon the Graduates to emulate the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale who resolved to do something for humanity, further stating that the sky is the limit for the graduates if they show respect towards the profession that they have chosen.
Others also present on the occasion were M.S Rao, Principal Secretary to the Governor, Prof. (Dr) Vanda Raphael, Dean, NEIGRIHMS, Hima Das and Babetlin Hynniewta, Tutors, College of Nursing, NEIGRIHMS and other dignitaries and functiories.