The Lamp Lighting ceremony of batch 2017 and Graduation ceremony of batch 2013 of Army Institute of Nursing (AIN), Guwahati were held on 18th Dec 2017 at Brahmaputra Hall of Narangi Cantonment.
Lt Gen DS Ahuja, GOC 101Area was the Chief Guest. Prof (Dr) A. K. Adhikari, Principal cum Chief Superintendent of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Guwahati, Assam was the Guest of Honour. Maj Gen Arun Kumar, GOC 51 Sub Area and other Senior officers from the Army, senior officers from Srimanta Sankaradeva Univ of Health Sciences and Gauhati Medical College & Hospital were also in attendance.
AIN was established in August 2006 as a Professional College under the aegis of Army Welfare Education Society for female wards of Army personnel and civilians hailing from North East to meet the growing demand for professionally qualified nurses. Presently 208 students are undergoing B Sc and M Sc Nursing courses at AIN. It is recognized by Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi, Assam Nursing Council and affiliated to SSUHS, Assam to conduct 04 year B.Sc and 02 years M Sc Nursing.
Mrs Kabita Baishya, Offg Principal in her annual report said that the Institute once again had 100% placement of the graduates with prestigious hospitals of New Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati during the campus recruitment, which is indicative of the high standards of training and professionalism of this Institution.
The highlights of the ceremony was the induction of the fresher’s batch into the profession of nursing with the Lamp Lighting ceremony and administration of Nurses Pledge by Col R Jayanthi, Principal Matron, 151 Base Hospital. The graduation ceremony marked the distribution of the academic excellence awards.
Ms Mohini Ben received the COAS All Round Best Students award and Ms Shital Kumari Pun received the GOC 101 Rolling Trophy for the Best Student in the Clinical Field. Ms Somali Routh, Ms Shital Kumari Pun and Ms Mohini Ben received the Gold, Silver and Bronze medal for standing first, second and third position in the batch respectively.
Addressing the students, Lt Gen DS Ahuja said that, today nursing education means much more than merely acquiring knowledge. It is acquisition of knowledge and skills in patient care keeping in mind the technological developments, building character, inculcating cultural sensitivity and improving employability of our young nightingales, the future nursing leaders. In his address, the Principal cum Chief Superintendent of GMCH, Prof (Dr) A. K. Adhikari said that career in nursing calls for high professional ethics, sensitivity and compassion towards patients which ensures that the process of treatment is a success.