Monday, 4 February 2013

Emedinews:Inspiration:Padma Shri to Shanti Teresa Lakra

 Recently, I met a young nurse Shanti Teresa Lakra who had received a Padma Shri a year after I received it, at the Lady Reading Nursing School, attached to Bada Hindu Rao Hospital. She is a public health nurse who when posted in a tribal area ended up working for them for five years and during this period, she did a lot of service to humanity by serving tribes who were totally disconnected with the outside world. I was so touched with devotion for the cause. In 2010, she received the Florence Nightingale Award which is equivalent to the Dr. BC Roy National Award for doctors. The Florence Nightingale Award was given to her by Vice President Shri Hamid Ansari and after meeting her during the Award function, it was our Vice President who was so impressed with her that he nominated her for the Padma Shri.
 Let the story of Shanti Teresa Lakra be an inspiration for our nursing profession to work for the humanity and to aspire for such awards.

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