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68th Lamp Lighting Ceremony observed at College of Nursing, Tata Main Hospital

Jamshedpur , January 22, 2019

The College of Nursing, Tata Main Hospital today observed the 68th Lamp Lighting Ceremony at the College auditorium with
Ms. Ruchi Narendran as the Chief Guest.

Speaking on the occasion Ms. Narendran said “Nursing is a very important part of the medical facilities offered anywhere in the country and world. Along with medical care, patients also need the empathy and warmth of nursing. The 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” Ms. Narendran also congratulated all the new students on joining College of Nursing.

Today, the fourth batch of students took the Nightingale’s pledge to practice professional nursing with dignity and integrity in the presence of distinguished guests from Tata Steel, College Governing Body, Management Committee members and their (student’s) Parents. The lamp lighting ceremony is an auspicious occasion in every nurse’s life, held in reverence to Florence Nightingale, the lady with the lamp. Nursing is the only profession that follows this lamp lighting ceremony which formally recognises and welcomes the students’ entry into the nursing profession.

The Nursing training program at Tata Main Hospital was started in 1939 through its School of Nursing. One of the oldest nursing training institutes in India, the School provided a diploma program in Nursing. From the academic year 2015-16 onwards, the status was upgraded to the College of Nursing which now conducts a four year graduate program in Nursing, namely, Basic B.Sc. Nursing. This program is recognized by the Indian Nursing Council and Jharkhand Nurses’ Registration Council. The College is the first and the only Nursing College affiliated to Kolhan University, Chaibasa. The sanctioned annual student intake at the College is 40. At present, the total student strength of the College is 150.

About Tata Steel
Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 27.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2018. It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $20.41 billion (INR 133,016 crore) in FY18. Tata Steel Group is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000. Tata Steel retained Industry Leader position in FY18 and ranked second overall in the DJSI assessment, 2017. The Company has been recognised as the Climate Disclosure Leader in ‘Steel category’ by CDP (2017). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel was felicitated with several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2014-15 and 2015-16, Best Risk Management by CNBC TV18 (2018) and ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018). The Company also received the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the sixth time (2018), Steel Sustainability Champions (2017) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2017 & 2018), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2017) as well as 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.

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