The oath-taking ceremony, also known as Lamp Lighting Ceremony, of the 36th Batch of Nursing Students & Annual Day Celebrations were held on Wednesday, 20 December, 2017 from 3:00 pm onwards at the Swami Vivekananda Auditorium of our Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Vrindaban.
The Chief Guest Prof.(Mrs.) Mala Goswami, Principal, College of Nursing, AIIMS, Bhopal and the Guest of Honour Sri L. W. Khongwir, Executive Director, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Mathura Refinery, Mathura inspired the students and stressed the need for professionalism and dedication in nursing. Swami Satyadevananda, Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission, Mumbai presided over the function. In his motivational speech, he inspired the students and emphasized the need for good character while appealing one and all to do their duty with an attitude of service, love and care in the light of the life of Florence Nightingale.
On this occasion, prizes were distributed to the winners of various competitions participated by the nursing students. Prizes were also distributed to the candidates for their best performance in Value Education and for the best speech during the Seminar on Sister Nivedita on the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary of Sister Nivedita conducted in November this year.
The Chief Guest along with the Principal lit the lamp while the fresh batch of students lit their candles from it and took the Oath of Service preceded by Vedic chanting.
In the same evening, after the refreshments, the School and Hospital celebrated the Annual Day with various cultural programmes performed by the Nursing Students and Staff Nurses.