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India Celebrates International Nurses Day: Conferred Florence Nightingale Awards 2018



India Celebrates International Nurses Day: Conferred Florence Nightingale Awards 2018 To  Indian Nurses- Event Highlights, About

International Nurses Day is celebrated on 12th of May every year all around the world to mark the importance and contribution of nurses to the society& people health. It also commemorates the birth anniversary of the Florence Nightingale.

In India, International Nurses Day celebrations were organized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 12th May 2018 at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.

At the function, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda conferred the Florence Nightingale Awards to 35 nurses from across India.

President of India, Ram Nath Kovind was the Chief Guest at the function. He congratulated the award winners and said that the awardees display India’s unity in diversity. He also added that nursing plays a very vital role in keeping the country healthy. “Any nurse, in a remote village, who is helping a person fight a serious illness, is a nation builder”.

About Florence Nightingale Awards

Florence Nightingale Awards were established in the year 1973 by the Government of India as a mark of recognition for the meritorious services rendered by nurses to the society.

Florence Nightingale Awards are given on 12th May every year on the occasion of International Nurses Day.

A total of 35 awards i.e. 20 for Nurses, 12 for Auxiliary Nurse Mid-wives and 3 for Lady Health Visitors are being awarded to outstanding Nursing Personnel.

Florence Nightingale Award carries a medal, a certificate, a citation certificate and Rs. 50,000/-in cash to each of the nurse awardees.


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