Desh Bhagat University Faculty of Nursing celebrated World Nurses’ Day in a special manner. To mark this day, a weeklong health awareness programme was arranged. On the final day of the proagramme a special function was organised. University Chancellor Dr. Zora Singh inaugurated the event and appreciated the initiative taken by the nursing students. Speaking on this occassion, he said that International Nurses Day is marked every year to celebrate the contributions to society and medical care made by nurses around the world. The date was chosen as Florence Nightingale's birth anniversary – to celebrate the 'lady with the lamp' who nursed wounded soldiers during the Crimean War, and whose progressive ideas and reforms influenced the nature of modern-day nursing.
Giving more details about the awareness week programmes, Director Faculty of Nursing Dr. Ramandeep Dhillon said that nursing students took part in different activities. The students organised a door to door campaign to create awareness among people regarding Drugs, Diabetes, Cancer, Epilepsy and other different diseases.
The students distributed pictorial pamphlets to spread awareness among school students, local residents and surrounding areas of Amloh and Fatehgarh Sahib. The students also urged the people to keep their surroundings clean and green and grow maximum number of trees.
Later, the students who had made excellent performance in events like awareness activities, quiz contest, poster making, speech contest and other competitions were honoured. Vice-Chancellor Dr. Virinder Singh also appreciated the move and said that such programmes are very helpful for the people, especially for the rural area people who will get to know more information and they would take precautions as it is well said and accepted that Precaution is Better than Cure.