JAMMU: A lamp lighting and oath taking ceremony of the 3rd Batch of BSc Nursing students of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi College of Nursing (SMVDCoN), Kakryal, and the annual day function of the institution was held at the auditorium of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University.
Governor Satya Pal Malik, Chairman of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, was the chief guest.
Dr Ashok Bhan and Maj Gen (Retd) Shiv Kumar Sharma, members of the Shrine Board; Prof Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University; and Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to the Governor; were present on the occasion.
Speaking at the function, Governor said the college is imparting top quality nursing education and it will produce highly qualified and trained nurses who will help in strengthening the functioning of the health sector.
Referring to the lamp lighting and oath taking ceremony, Governor observed this is an important occasion for every nursing student particularly as it marks a commitment of the nurse to adhere to the highest professional values and standards. He congratulated the student nurses for embarking on this noble profession and wished them a prosperous future ahead.
Governor gave mementos and prizes to the students who have excelled in academics and co-curricular activities during the past year.
In his welcome address, Maj Gen (Retd) Shiv Kumar Sharma, Member of the Shrine Board and Chairman of the Governing Body of the SMVDCoN, gave details of the achievements of the college in academics and extra-curricular activities during the past one year.
All the nursing students of 3rd batch of the college assembled on the stage holding candles. The faculty lit their candles and thereafter took oath for rendering professional, ethical and selfless service. Adorned in their uniforms for the first time, the students shall hereafter study and practice in actual medical care surroundings.
Dr (Brig) M M Harjai, Administrator of the Nursing College, presented a vote of thanks. Dr Shailla Cannie, Principal of the SMVDCoN, administered oath to the students and presented the annual report of the college.
A classical dance performance was also performed by students of the nursing college on the occasion.