Mangaluru: Athena Institute of Health Sciences celebrates International Nurses day

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Mangaluru, 16 May 2024: The Nursing Foundation Department in association with SNA, Athena Institute of Health Sciences celebrated International Nurses day on May 15, at the college auditorium, in order to commemorate the birthday of the foundress Florence Nightingale.


The programme began with a prayer song by first year GNM students. Dr Sr Alphonsa Ancheril, former vice principal, Athena Institute of Health Sciences graced the programme as the chief guest and Dr Ashith Shettian, trustee, Athena Institute of Health Sciences presided over the function. 


Sr Deepa Peter principal, AIHS, Prof Sunitha Lobo, vice principal, AIHS, Dr Nandini M, principal of AIAHS, Genevive Serrao, HoD of FON department were the dignitaries on the occasion. Thelma Pinto, assistant lecturer welcomed the gathering. The programme was inaugurated with the lighting of the Nightingale lamp and garlanding the portrait of Florence Nightingale by the chief guest.



Dr Sr Alphonsa Ancheril addressed the gathering on the theme “Our Nurses Our Future, the Economic Power of Care.” And she stressed on the present generation to keep upgrading their knowledge and skill in providing healthcare. Dr Ashith Shettian congratulated the nurses for their services rendered to healthcare; which was followed by a short cultural programme.


Sr Deepa Peter gave a message saying nurses should be compassionate, empathic and also excellent in the academics. Rajeshwari, assistant lecturer, FON department expressed her gratitude to all gathered. The programme concluded with the college anthem. The programme was compered by Riya Rodrigues and Neha Megan Rosario, students of fisr year BSc nursing.


After a short break, an exhibition of Anatomy Model was conducted by first year BSc nursing students (I Sem). Based on the International Nurses day theme, a poster competition was held by Student Nurses Association (SNA). Prizes were disturbed to the winners and the posters were displayed during the exhibition.



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