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 The Lamp Lighting Ceremony of 30 nursing cadets of XIII Batch ( 2022- 2026), College of Nursing, Command Hospital ( Eastern Command) Kolkata was held on 11 Mar 2023 at Charaka Auditorium.

Lamp Lighting is held as a tribute to Florence Nightingale “The Lady with the Lamp” who was the pioneer of modern day nursing. It is a significant event in the life of a student nurse as this ceremony marks the successful completion of 3 months of initial training and donning of nurse’s uniform for the first time. It symbolizes their readiness to undertake this noble profession to serve the country and mankind.

The Commandant, Command Hospital ( Eastern Command) was Chief Guest of the function. The Ceremony was graced by Brig Millitary Nursing Service, Head Quarter ( Eastern Command) and senior officers. The Principal, College of Nursing presented the college report.

The traditional lamp was lit by the Commandant, Command Hospital (Eastern Command) Kolkata; Brig MNS, Headquarter, Eastern Command; Principal Matron, Command Hospital (Eastern Command) along with other dignitaries. The Holy Light was passed on to the nursing cadets by their teachers. The chief guest urged the budding nurses to uphold the dignity and professional standards of Military Nursing Service in his address.

Source: Indian Army
Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee

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