Bengaluru : The graduation ceremony of St. John’s College of Nursing was held on 11th March 2022 .The Chief Guest for the function was Dr. M.K. Ramesh, MS, FRCS, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka. The Archbishop of Bengaluru Most Rev. Peter Machado presided over the function.
Rev. Dr. Paul Parathazham, Director, St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences welcomed the gathering and in his introductory talk to the graduates stressed on the need of building character beyond education .The Chief Guest in his speech congratulated the graduates and also their parents for having made a choice to admit their children in this premier institution. He commended the quality of education and services offered by St. John’s academy, and said that they were privileged to graduate from this meritorious institution which stands for integrity and quality . He emphasised the inevitability of change as a constant, the need to develop good communication skills and more importantly build social relationships which will help them in life.
In his presidential address to the graduates the Archbishop appreciated the nurses dedication during the pandemic. He emphasised that nursing is not a profession but vocation to serve the sick and needy. Lt. Col. Prof. Reena Menon, Principal College of Nursing presented the annual report and Rev. Sr. Ria Emmanuel, Chief of Nursing Services administered the oath to the graduates.
A total of 188 graduates received their certificates. Meritorious students were awarded prizes.
The ceremony came to an end on a respectful note with the National Anthem played by the college band