MNS Raising day is celebrated on 01 Oct every year. On 30th Sep 2022 a walkathon was organised by MH Shillong to celebrate the 97th Raising Day of the Military Nursing Service. Brig S N Kulkarni, Commandant MH Shillong flagged off the event. All Nursing Officers posted at MH Shillong participated in the event with zeal to make the event memorable. Additionally, a function was organised at MH Shillong were all the Nursing Officers lead by Colonel R Padma Hepsiba, Principal matron took the Florence Nightingale pledge.
The MNS traces its origin in the Army Nursing Service formed in 1881 as part of the Royal Army. After the end for the first World War on October 1, 1926, the Army Nursing Service was granted permanent status in the Army. Since, then 1st October was formally recognized as the raising day of Military Nursing Service.
The role of MNS is to provide excellence in patient care in Military Hospitals of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force both in War and Peace. Apart from the professional activities, MNS Officers have also participated and brought laurels in sports and adventure activities at National and International levels. The officers of the MNS endeavour to wipe out the sorrow of the wounded and to bring a smile despite adversity with a motto ‘Service with a Smile’.
Lt Col MS Rawat shared this through a press release.