Awards & Annual Day - 01.02.2019 @ 2.30 pm

February 01, 2019

“Nurses and policemen operate at the cutting edge level of the profession as they assess and deliver their job without compromise”, said Mr. K Annamalai, Deputy Commissioner of Police, South Bengaluru City, Bengaluru, the Chief Guest of the 29th Awards & Annual day celebration of Manipal College of Nursing, MAHE, Manipal.

He further added that calmness, patience and courage are the qualities of nurses that is appreciable during crunch time of their service. Manipal is an energy filled place and is considered as a brand model for education and thus Government of India has endowed Institute of Eminence status to MAHE, he added.

Mrs. Saroja Jaykumar, AGM of Medical Services, Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru, the Guest of Honor of the day, in her address said that the present students of generation Z are highly technical and just want to move fast. Also, to the aspiring nurses she told to challenge themselves, speak out, question, communicate and not to base their thinking on assumption. She emphasized the outgoing students should look forward five years ahead and stop following the path of past. Few of the qualities which she emphasized are be open to learning, take time to correlate what is learnt, put the learning in to patient care, challenge every assumptions and be kind to everyone amidst the hurried task.

Dr PLNG Rao, Pro Vice Chancellor (Quality Assurance), MAHE, Manipal, in his presidential address said what you learn during your course is tip of iceberg. You have to continue to learn lifelong. He also added, as long as we are able to convey, listen, empathize & sympathize with your patients, relatives and other professionals, we won’t face problems related to legal and ethical issues.

The chief guest inaugurated the Gerontogical Nurses’ Association of India (GNAI), which is one of the first of its kind in the country. Also, MCON Research e-newsletter was released by the Guest of Honor.

Awards for meritorious students for their excellence in education and faculty members for their various achievements were distributed. Best outgoing student was awarded to Ms. Alphonsa E T.

Dr. Mamatha S Pai, Professor and Head, Department of Child Health Nursing was awarded the most accomplished faculty. Good Teacher award was bagged by Mrs. Sheela Shetty and Mrs. Prima J J Dsouza, Assistant Professors, MCON Manipal.

Dr. Anice George, Dean Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal welcomed the gathering and introduced the Chief Guest. Dr. Judith Angelitta Noronha, Associate Dean and Head of OBG Nursing department, MCON, Manipal presented the Annual report of the college. Dr. Melita Sheilini, Assistant Professor and Convener of the Annual Day program proposed the vote of thanks. Mrs. Radhika R Pai, Assistant Professor, compered the formal program.

The formal function was followed by enchanting and mesmerizing variety entertainment program by the students and faculty members of the college.