Lamp Lighting and Oath Taking Ceremony 2018 – Department of Nursing, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences 25th July, 2018
The traditional Lamp Lighting and Oath Taking Ceremony organized by the Department of Nursing for its 11th batch of undergraduate students was successfully took place on 25th July 2018, at the Diamond Jubilee Building of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya.
This year, the ceremony was organized, symbolizing the landmark of undergraduate nursing students of the batch 2015/2016 completing their first academic year and stepping towards the advanced nursing training, thus they were offered with nursing caps and customary three wick lamps that imply the knowledge and the skillful hands inspired by a loving heart. Then, expressing the intention of the ceremony, the students obliged by taking the oath with great vigor and voice laced with pride and confidence promising to abide by the qualities of a professional nurse.
A gathering of distinguished invitees and the parents of the students participated to witness this ceremonial event. Accordingly, the Department of Nursing was truly gratified to welcome Prof. Ann Kurth, the Dean and the Linda Koch Lorimer Professor of Nursing, the Yale School of Nursing, Yale University, USA, as the Chief Guest for the ceremony. The Vice Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya, Prof. Upul B. Dissanayake, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Parakrama Karunaratne, the Dean of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences Prof Mahinda Wickramaratne, Nursing Directors from the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Deans from other fellow faculties of the University of Peradeniya, Directors of affiliated institutes, Heads and the staff members of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Academic staff members from other faculties of the University of Peradeniya and Hospital staff members were also special among the invited dignitaries.
With her unique acumen, Prof Ann Kurth; an eminent role from contemporary nursing academia in the world, made the occasion to inspire and motivate the nursing students to acquire knowledge, skills, caring attitudes and to discharge their bounded duties with compassion while shouldering the sense of responsibility of human lives. It was not forgotten to commemorate the Lady Florance Nightingale; the founder of modern organized nursing practice, thus the chief guest ignited the traditional Nightingale Lamp and garlanded the gleaming statue of the Lady Florance Nightingale, along with the gratitude of all the participants at the event.
The each and every individual contributed their tireless efforts to make this accomplishment a great success. We wish the very best and prosperous future endeavors for the undergraduate nursing students of the batch 2015/2016, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya.