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Director Prof. S. Sekharjit Singh opened a CNE programme

The 3rd Foundation Day Celebrations was held on 3rd December, 2011 at the Jubilee Hall, RIMS, Imphal with grand success. It was a historic day for the College of Nursing of RIMS.

Prof. H. Nandakumar Sarma, Vice-Chancellor, Manipur University, Prof. S. Sekharjit Singh, Director, RIMS, Imphal, Prof. N. Damayanti Devi, Principal i/c, College of Nursing, RIMS, Dr. Manju Vatsa, Principal, College of Nursing, AIIMS, New Delhi and Dr. Mridula S. Khanikor, Principal, Regional College of Nursing, GMC, Guwahati were on dais as Chief Guest, President, Principal and Guests of Honour respectively.

Prior to the foundation day, a Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) programme was also held at Jubilee Hall RMS Imphal. Prof. S. Sekharjit Singh declared the CNE programme open. Resource persons were Dr. Manju Vatsa, Principal of College of Nursing, AIIMS, New Delhi and Dr. Mridula S. Khanikor, Principal of Regional College of Nursing, GMC, Guwahati.

Dr. Manju Vatsa delivered a talk on “Quality Assurance in Nursing Education & Services” and Dr. Mridula S. Khanikor on “Leadership in Nursing”. Professor N. Damayanti Devi, Principal i/c, College of Nursing, RIMS, Imphal and Prof. AK. Joy Singh, Prof. of Department of PMR were the chairpersons during the first session and Prof. H. Shanti Singh, Medical Superintendent i/c, RIMS Hospital, Imphal and Prof. Ng. Brajachand Singh, Prof. & Head of Microbiology Department were the chairpersons of the second session respectively. Many delegates from RIMS and RIMS Hospital, Directorate of Health Services, Govt. of Manipur, Govt. & Private Hospitals and Institutes apart from the staff and students of the College of Nursing, RIMS & faculty of RIMS attended the CNE programme. The interactions between the delegates and the resource persons were very educative and beneficial to all present.

The Vice Chancellor of Manipur University, Prof. H. Nandakumar Sarma, who was speaking as Chief Guest of the 3rd Foundation Day celebrations pointed out that there were some problems in the beginning of the College but all these have been shorted out in consultation with the officials of RIMS. The Vice Chancellor also expressed happiness that the Nursing students would be exposed to a better academic atmosphere since there are several streams in this college.

In his Presidential address, Director of RIMS, Prof. S. Sekharjit Singh lauded the effort of Principal in-charge of the College of Nursing which was facing various problems. Now with the team work under the supervision of the Nursing College Development Committee, the institute emerging as one of the best, he noted.

Making it clear that the College of Nursing will remain as a part of RIMS and shall never be parted, Director Prof. S. Sekharjit Singh expressed pride and satisfaction that Doctors from RIMS are serving everywhere in the country in general and the north east states in particular.

Principal of Regional College of Nursing, GMC, Guwahati, Dr. Mridula S. Khanikor who was also present during the celebrations as one of the guests of honour observed that people in other parts of the country feel jealous of Manipur since the players from the state have been dominating the sports scene. Likewise, one day the Nurses from the College of Nursing RIMS would surely dominate the region.

Principal of College of Nursing, AIIMS Dr. Manju Vatsa was also present on the dais. Earlier during the function Principal in-charge Prof. N. Damayanti Devi presented the milestones and achievements of the College of Nursing with clarity and concisely.

During the function, prizes were distributed to the students who secured positions in University examinations, as well as to those students who secured highest marks and 75% or more marks in individual subjects.

Lecturers and Tutors who were appointed recently against the sanction post by the appropriate Selection Committ ee which included the Ministry’s representative and subject expert from outside the state following the Institute’s Recruitment Rules were introduced during the celebrations.  Newly admitted 2nd batch freshers of B.Sc. Nursing were also introduced during the celebrations. The memorable day ended with a colorful cultural evening presented by the students of the College of Nursing & professionals.

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