Founder of KIIT and KISS Dr. Achytananda Samanta on the International Nurses Day compared the dedicated work of the nurses with the concept of “Art of Giving” as through their selfless service nurses are spreading happiness to one and all. He also conveyed best wishes to the nursing students and wished their bright future.
Speaking at the event organized by the Kalinga Institute of Nursing Sciences (KINS), a constituent under KIIT-Deemed-to-be-University, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sasmita Rani Samanta said “healthcare is a human right and it should be ensured with dignity. She threw some lights on innovations and modern technological interventions in nursing. She also emphasized universal health coverage with the “Health for all’’ goal and motivated students to create happiness and ray of hope among the people. The day was observed with a central theme “Our nurses, our future.’’
Pro VC School of Medicine, Prof. CBK Mohanty said “students should keep a compassionate, empathetic and positive attitude towards needy people.’’
KIMS Medical Superintendent Prof. R.C Das conveyed heartiest thanks to nursing professionals who work as an invisible hand in curing sick persons and encouraged students to carry on the legacy of Florence Nightingale on whose birthday the International Nurses Day is celebrated.
Principal KIMS Prof. Ambika Prasad Mohanty emphasized qualitative patient care by citing examples of national awardees among nursing professionals and encouraged them to follow in their footsteps.
KIMS Nursing Superintendent Susamma Sahu asked the new entrants to nursing profession to utilize all possible resources and opportunities available in the world class university with a super specialty tertiary care hospital.
It can be mentioned here that every year on May 12, the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale is celebrated across the world as “International Nurses Day” who is considered as Founder of Modern Nursing. This day is celebrated to highlight the contribution of nurses to the healthcare sector and serves as a reminder of their kindness, tenacity, and unrelenting dedication giving people in time of need to access high-quality healthcare.
The event started with Principal KINS Prof. Niyati Das highlighting the significance of oath taking and lamp lighting ceremony for the new students. Lighting the lamp symbolizes the transfer of knowledge, skill and spirit of nursing among the students. To continue this unique culture 140 students from BSc Nursing first year and GNM first year took oath.
Prof. Das also persuaded all budding nursing students to spread the fragrance of their knowledge and compassionate care. She mentioned nurses are not only front-line workers, but are also change agents for future healthcare.
Prize distribution was conducted by guests to all the winners of different competitions like poster, rangoli, mono-action, pencil sketch, extempore speech, spot painting and personality and literary contest which were held between May 9 and May 11 to celebrate International Nurses Week. Vote of thanks was proposed by Prof. Kalyani Rath, Vice-Principal KINS. This was followed by a cultural program conducted by students. The programme was anchored by Asst Professors Soumya Sonalika and Rojalin Dash.