June 2009                                           VOL. C No. 6

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Lamp Lighting News


SRM College of Nursing, Kattankulathur (TN) : Lamp lighting ceremony was held on 2 December 2008 for the 13th batch of B.Sc. (N) and Diploma Nursing students. Dr Jaya Mohanraj, Dean, SRM College of Nursing lit the Florence Nightingale lamp, as a symbol of new beginning for each budding students into the nursing profession, in turn 28 B.Sc. and 11 Diploma Nursing students lit their lamp,

recited Florence Nightingale’s pledge and promised to commit themselves to the noble profession. Dr Mohanraj through her motivational speech, insisted on importance of dedication in nursing service. The chief guest, Dr Palani, Medical Suptdt & Prof of Surgery, Madras Medical College and Hospital, was felicitated by Dean, SRM College of Nursing.


Bishop Benziger Nursing College, Kollam (Kerala) : The lamp lighting ceremony of the fifth batch of B.Sc. Nursing students was held on 7 March 2009 at 3 pm in the college auditorium. Dr S Kevin (Former Pro Vice Chancellor, Kerala University) inaugurated the function. Rt Rev Dr Stanley Roman (Bishop of Quilon) presided over the function. Prof Dr Kochuthresiamma Thomas (Registrar, Kerala Nursing Council) was the chief guest at this occasion. Rt Rev Msgr Ferdinand Peter, Director of the college, welcomed the audience and Prof Mini George, Principal, proposed the vote of thanks.
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Obituary: Mrs. Celine Pinto, commonly known as Sr Celine, passed away on 21 January 2009 after a brief illness. She completed GNM at Bowring & Lady Curson Hospital, Bangalore and B.Sc. Nursing from Victoria College of Nursing, Bangalore. She served as Staff Nurse at Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, Bangalore and then in National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Science for over 10 years. Mrs. Pinto continued her service with Haji Ismayil Sait Gosha Hospital till the onset of her illness.
She was a life member of TNAI and a very dedicated and service- oriented person. Her work speaks volumes of her caring attitude. She is fondly remembered as a dutiful wife to her husband and loving mother for her children.
May her soul rest in peace!

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