Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Nursing school capping and lamp lighting . . .

I had been wanting to post the pictures from the Capping and Lamp Lighting Ceremony of the Nursing School at NJH. Unfortunately, I could not get good pictures with my camera and was waiting for snaps from others who had taken pictures.  




The Nursing School at NJH has been functioning since 1973 and has been the alma mater for over 500 ANM nurses since then. 


Conceptualised and built for a maximum of 15 students, there are 25 students being admitted per batch every year. Considering into fact that the most of the students come from very poor background, it is not self sustaining and has been largely dependent on donations and support from the hospital for its' smooth functioning. 


Please do enjoy the photographs and do pause a minute to pray for the needs of the school which are put down at the end . . . 

The procession to the venue . . .

The procession . . .



Welcoming the chief guest, Sr. Dhan
The welcome speech

Sr Dhan giving the chief guest's address

The capping ceremony. . . 

The lamp lighting ceremony . . .

Taking the 'Nurses Pledge'

Felicitating Sr. Dhan . . .

Section of the audience . . .

The procession at the end of the function . . .

Congratulating the students . . .

Proud parents and staff . . .

The passed out batch . . .

The newly initiated students along with teachers and Mrs Dhan

The new batch . . .

Everybody together . . .
Now, for things we would request your prayers for - 


1. Most of our students come from very poor backgrounds and there is a need to subsidize education to quite a large extent that it becomes impossible to sustain the smooth functioning of the school. We are looking at the possibility of a caucus fund to help poor students get admission and remain in school and complete their studies. 



2. The present facilities are quite inadequate for the present strength of the school. We need new construction for classrooms as well as hostels. The total estimated costs is around 7,500,000 INR. 



3. There is a dire need of more General Nursing and Midwifery nurses in the region. However, to start GNM course, we require  additional resources in the form of infrastructure as well as staff.

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