Florence Nightingale Awards Presented to Nursing Professionals by President of India

In a grand ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday, the President, Smt Droupadi Murmu, bestowed the prestigious National Florence Nightingale Awards upon nursing professionals for the years 2022 and 2023. The event, organized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, served as a tribute to the exceptional contributions made by these nurses to society.

The National Florence Nightingale Award, instituted in 1973, aims to acknowledge and honor the commendable services rendered by nurses and nursing professionals across the country. Named after the revered nursing pioneer, Florence Nightingale, the award recognizes their selfless dedication, compassion, and excellence in patient care.

Smt Droupadi Murmu, while addressing the gathering, expressed her gratitude to the awardees for their relentless efforts in the healthcare sector. She emphasized the indispensable role of nurses in providing quality healthcare services and commended their commitment and sacrifices, especially during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The esteemed recipients of the National Florence Nightingale Awards for the years 2022 and 2023 include:

These awardees were chosen from a pool of nominations received from hospitals, medical institutions, and healthcare organizations nationwide. The selection process involved a rigorous evaluation of the nominees’ professional expertise, exemplary patient care, leadership skills, and contributions to the nursing profession.

The President presented each recipient with a trophy, a certificate of recognition, and a cash prize as a token of appreciation for their outstanding service.

The awards ceremony highlighted the immense value of nursing professionals in improving the nation’s healthcare landscape and inspiring future generations to pursue a career in nursing.

The National Florence Nightingale Awards have gained significant recognition over the years for honoring the unsung heroes who work tirelessly to ensure the well-being of patients.

These awards not only celebrate the recipients’ achievements but also serve as an inspiration for other nursing professionals to continue their dedicated service to society.

As the event concluded, the President expressed her hope that the National Florence Nightingale Awards would continue to motivate and recognize the extraordinary contributions of nursing professionals across the country.

Their selfless dedication and unwavering commitment are pivotal in transforming healthcare and saving lives, making them the true torchbearers of Florence Nightingale’s legacy.

The ceremony ended with a round of applause as the recipients, filled with pride and honor, stepped forward to receive their well-deserved accolades, leaving behind an indelible mark in the annals of nursing excellence.


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