35 Nursing Personnel are Honored with National Florence Nightingale Awards by President [ Current Affairs ]


The National Florence Nightingale Awards has been presented by President Pranab Mukherjee to thirty-five nursing personnel from across the country at the award at a function held in Rashtrapati Bhavan on the occasion of International Nurses Day (12 May).

About National Florence Nightingale Award:

  • The Florence Nightingale Award was founded by the Union Health Ministry to honour the selfless services rendered by Nurses with devotion, sincerity, dedication and compassion.
  • The award is called after Florence Nightingale, originator of modern nursing.
  • The day is celebrated as International Nurses Day all over the world and she was born on 12th May 1820.
  • The Award is assumed to the unsettled nursing staffs employed in Central, State/UTs.
  • Nurses working in Government, Voluntary Organizations, Mission institutions and private institutions can also put on with owing reference of troubled State Government.
  • The Award comprises 50, 000 rupees cash award, a certificate, a citation certificate and a medal.

- Published on: May 13, 2016