President Pranab Mukherjee presents Florence Nightingale Awards to 35 nurses

President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the National Florence Nightingale Awards to 35 nursing personnel from across the country on the occasion of International Nurses Day.

The National Florence Nightingale Awards were presented at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

About National Florence Nightingale Award

  • The Florence Nightingale Award was established by the Union Health Ministry to honour the selfless services rendered by Nurses with devotion, sincerity, dedication and compassion.
  • The Award is given to the outstanding nursing personnel employed in Central, State/UTs.
  • Nurses working in Government, Voluntary Organizations, Mission institutions and private institutions can apply with due recommendation of concerned State Government.
  • The Award carries 50,000 rupees cash award, a certificate, a citation certificate and a medal.

May 12: International Nurses Day

The award is named after Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing. She was born on May 12, 1820 and the day is celebrated as International Nurses Day all over the world.

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