The Graduation day ceremony and Annual day celebrations for the Post graduates,
Graduates and Diploma holders in Nursing was held on 09 th March 2017 in AJIMS
Auditorium, Kuntikana, Mangaluru. The ceremony began with an academic procession with
the Graduates walking solemnly towards the stage elegantly garbed in their robes and tassels
along with the esteemed Dignitaries, Principal and Professors of College of Nursing.
The programme commenced with an invocation dance, followed by a heart
welcoming speech delivered by Prof. Shivakumara J, Dept of Mental Health Nursing. The
august dignitaries on the dais lighted the ceremonial lamp. Dr Larissa Martha Sams, Principal
outlined the annual report. Guest of the day Dr. Sr. Celcy Mary, Principal, St John’s College
of Nursing, Bengaluru conferred the candidates with medals and certificates and enlightened
the graduates that they are the true ambassadors of this instituition to alleviate suffering,
inspire and innovate their service through integrity, compassion and loyality.
Mrs. Sandhya D Almeida, HOD, Dept of OBG Nursing recited the Florence
Nightingale Pledge and the students recapitulated it, committing themselves to the noble
profession. Sri Prashanth Shetty, Vice President, Laxmi Memorial College of Nursing
awarded the graduates with the mementos and class toppers with the prizes and delivered the
Presidential address and highlighted the graduates to be polite, humble and contribute
selflessly to the society. Dr Theresa Leonilda Mendonca, Vice Principal, LMCN, proposed
the vote of thanks. Students performed magnificently in the various cultural programmes. The
entire programme was compered by Mrs. Raina Menezes and Cleeta Rodrigues. Around 118
graduates, their guests and other invitees brought a grandeur atmosphere to the programme.