AFMC Pune’s College of Nursing Celebrates 54th Batch Commissioning with Grand Ceremony

The Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) in Pune marked a momentous occasion today with the Commissioning Ceremony of the 54th Batch of Nursing Graduates from its esteemed College of Nursing. The event, held at Capt Devashish Sharma Kirti Chakra Parade Ground, AFMC, Wanowrie, Pune, witnessed the transformation of twenty-seven Nursing Cadets into Lieutenants in the Military Nursing Service.

A Beacon of Excellence

The College of Nursing at AFMC is renowned for its commitment to training and grooming Nursing Cadets to the highest standards of professionalism, infused with military ethos. The four years of rigorous training culminated in this significant event, where the newly commissioned officers took their oath and embarked on their professional journey.

Distinguished Reviewing Officer

Lt Gen Narendra Kotwal, AVSM, SM, VSM, Director and Commandant of AFMC, presided over the ceremony as the Reviewing Officer and Chief Guest. The event commenced with a grand parade, reviewed by Lt Gen Kotwal and the parade commander. The commissioning of graduates followed, conducted by Lt Gen Kotwal, Maj Gen D Vivekanand, SM, Dean and Deputy Commandant of AFMC, and Brig S Gita, the Principal of the College of Nursing. The oath of affirmation was administered by Principal, College of Nursing AFMC.

Honoring Excellence

The alankrit parade showcased the grace and poise of the newly commissioned officers, led by the parade commander. Distinguished guests, including HsOD of AFMC, civil dignitaries, parents, teachers, and officers from Pune Garrison, witnessed this momentous occasion. The Chief Guest, Lt Gen Kotwal, awarded prizes to the meritorious graduates for their outstanding achievements in academics and all-round performance.

Notable awards included the prestigious Lt Gen KS Master Memorial Silver Medal presented to Lt Ragnee Kumari for securing the first position in the final year Basic BSc Nursing University examination. Lt Karnabi Shankar received the Gen Cariappa Rolling Trophy for being the Best All-Round Nursing Student, and Lt Simranjeet Kaur was honored with the Silver Jubilee Rolling Trophy for being adjudged as the Best Bedside Nurse in the batch.

A Call to Service

Addressing the newly commissioned Nursing Officers, Lt Gen Kotwal emphasized their vital role as members of healthcare teams and urged them to be committed and render selfless service to their clientele in various AFMS hospitals. He congratulated them and extended his best wishes for all their future endeavors.

Lt Gen Kotwal also commended the faculty of the College of Nursing for their unwavering dedication and proficiency in mentoring the nursing trainees into skilled professionals and compassionate individuals, ready to serve the nation with honor and distinction.

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