Lamp lighting Ceremony 2020-21

The lamp lighting ceremony for the 31st batch of BSc Nursing students of Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal was held on 13th February 2021 at the Dr TMA PAI Auditorium, KMC, Manipal.

The lamp lighting ceremony formally recognizes the students’ entry into the nursing profession. It is an important event, where the lamp symbolises the light that a nurse becomes to her patients and as a symbol of hope and comfort to those who are suffering. Students light this lamp as a commitment, and they recite the Nursing pledge of the service. A total of 99 students of first year BSc Nursing received the light from the Chief Guest, Dr P Suba Sooria, Head of Nursing Services KH Manipal, Dr Anice George, Dean Manipal College of Nursing Manipal, Dr Judith A Noronha, Associate Dean and Dr Jyothi Chakrabarty, Prof. & Head, Medical-Surgical Nursing Department, Manipal which was followed by the oath taking ceremony of the novice nurses.

Chief guest, Dr P Suba Sooria in her address stressed the selfless service that every nurse should possess in their profession. She said every nurse should have the basic qualities like communication skills, emotional stability, qualities of a counsellor, an educator and so on. Based on the changing trends and technology, she said, Nurses should update their knowledge and skills. She stressed the significance of patient safety in the profession. Dr Avinash Shetty, Medical Superintendent Kasturba Hospital, Manipal emphasised the importance of commitment in the profession and urged the students to imbibe technology into their practice. Dean Dr Anice George spoke on the various important factors that a student nurse need to inculcate in her/his profession. She emphasized on developing curiosity, humility and passion for caring for the patient.