Lamp Lighting & Oath Taking Ceremony 2023
P.D. Bharatesh College of Nursing organized lamp Lighting & Oath taking ceremony of 19th Batch of B.Sc and 4th batch of GNM Nursing students on 1st March 2023 at 11:00 am in Auditorium, Halaga, Belagavi. Lamp lighting ceremony, an auspicious occasion in every student’s life, is held in reverence to Florence Nightingale or Lady with the Lamp. This ceremony initiates the students entry into the noble profession of Nursing, which adorned in their uniforms for the first time. The program began with invocation song by the students and welcome speech by Prof. Dr. Sangeeta A Moreshwar, Principal, PDBCN, Halaga, Belagavi and also recited the Florence Nightingale Oath to Budding Student Nurses.
Chief Guest, Dr. R Sreevani, Professor & HOD Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Dharwad, elaborated on the history of Nursing profession in the world and in India. Madam also added the importance of continuous learning & gaining the knowledge & skills throughout their life to provide quality care to the sick & needy. Madam also briefed the importance and purpose of lamp lighting ceremony and congratulated the students for entering into the highly respected profession of nursing.
Guest of honour, Lt Col Meena FA, Matron Incharge, Military Hospital, Belagavi, congratulated the budding students for choosing the Noble Profession.
Dr. Devagouda I, MD and Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon and G.C Member, PDBCN, Halaga, Belagavi, praised the students and elaborated that profession is the backbone of the medical care system. Lots of new developments are taking place in the nursing profession and new entrants need to ensure that they keep themselves updated with adequate skills and specialization.
Dr. B H Metgud. Administrator, Kasbekar Metgud Centre, Belagavi, highlighted on proactive approach of nurses towards patient and family members. Sir also briefed about being empathetic & compassionate while caring for the patients.
The President of the function, Dr. Savitri R. Doddanavar G C Chairperson, PDBCN addressed the gathering and encouraged the students to utilize the valuable resources at their fullest. Madam emphasized the importance of commitment in the profession and urged the students to imbibe technology into their practice.
Dr. Swaroopa Metgud Administrator, Kasbekar Metgud Centre, Belagavi, Mr. Surendra Shahapure & Mr. Sharad Balikai, Governing council Members BET, Distinguished invitee’s, of Head of Institution of Bharatesh education Trust, Belagavi and Parents of the budding students witnessed the programme. Mr. Kiran S, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, proposed the vote of thanks. Programme adjourned with National Anthem.