Today, when the whole world is struggling with this corona epidemic, in such a situation, the importance of medical personnel especially nurses is evident. The whole world is bowing before the immense enthusiasm and duty of these warriors and saluting them in their own way. The significance of international nurses day is more today to express our heartfelt gratitude to them.
International Nurses Day is celebrated every year on 12th May. The contribution of nurses in giving life to the sick is not less than that of the doctors. The nurse serves the sick with body and mind. Nurses save the patient’s life regardless of their own care. This day is dedicated to his contribution. Also, the day is a tribute to Florence Nightingale, the founder of nursing in the world.
International Nurses Day is celebrated every year on 12 May in memory of Florence Nightingale, the mother of modern nursing. He served the patients and patients heartily with the wounded soldiers carrying lanterns during the premia war, due to which he was called ‘Lady with the Lamp’.
Born in the British family on 12 May 1820, Florence Nightingale is remembered for her service spirit. He founded St. Tomas Hospital in 1860 and a nightingale training school for nurses.
Dorothy Sutherland, an officer in the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare, first proposed to celebrate Nurses Day in 1953. It was announced by US President DeWitt D. Eisenhower. It was announced to celebrate 12 May in January 1974 as International Day. On 12 May, Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was born on this day. It was decided to celebrate her birthday as International Nurses Day. Since 1965, the day has been celebrated every year by the International Council of Nurses as International Nurses Day.
Nurses play a major role in improving the health of people. Nurses are trained to help patients become psychologically, socially and clinically fit. The contribution of nurses is underlined on this day. This makes the world aware of the importance of nurses. Nurses are viewed with respect in society. The National Florence Nightingale Award is given every year on 12 May. It was started in 1973 by the Ministry of Family and Welfare, Government of India.
The award recognizes the commendable service of nurses. A total of around 250 nurses have been awarded this award so far. The award is given every year by the President of the country.
In our country also, the nurses are engaged day and night in the service of the patients suffering from corona-pandemic. Seeing these warriors working away from their family, it seems as if angels have come to earth to save the entire human life. Let us on this day, encourage them by honouring with our heart.