Lamp Lighting Ceremony

T. John College of Nursing conducted Lamp Lighting Ceremony for the I yr. B.Sc.Nursing students on 4th March 2010. The ceremony was presided by our Chairman Dr. Thomas P. John, Mrs. Mary Jose, Nursing Director, Apollo Hospital was the Chief Guest who lighted the Lamp for the fresher. Mrs. P. Neelavathi, Principal, T. John College of Nursing gave the welcome address and also lighted the Lamp for the fresher. Former Campus Director Wg.Cdr.(Rtd.) David Yohan, Academic advisor and Campus Director Wg.Cdr.(Rtd.) P. Sambasivan was the Guest of Honor. The parents of the fresher also attended the ceremony.

Essence of the Lamp Lighting Ceremony

In the days of Florence Nightingale, the flame of the candle was used to light her way as she made her rounds to the sick. To the injured, her visits brought feelings of comfort and friendliness. The bright flame has come to symbolize knowledge, enlightenment, experience and hope. Florence Nightingale is pictured as the Lady with the Lamp, the "ministering angel" to the distressed soldiers of the Crimean War. She did in fact walk the wards alone at night carrying her Turkish lantern consoling them in their deepest distress.