Submitted by Subeditor on Wed, 2016-01-13 10:50 Manipal: About One hundred students of the 26th batch of Bsc nursing of Manipal College of Nursing, lit ceremonial lamps to enter the nursing profession at the Interact Hall here in KMC. The ceremony, held as a tribute to Florence Nightingale - the lady with the lamp,and it formally declared the student’s entry into the nursing profession. Lt Rita Thomas, Nursing Superintendent, KMC Hospital Mangalore was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The fledgling nurses received the light from the Chief Guest Lt Rita Thomas, Dean Dr Anice George and the Associate Dean Dr Judith A Noronha of MCON Manipal. In her address, Lt Rita Thomas said, “Nursing students should be knowledgeable, competent and having a positive attitude.” She also stressed on the importance of good communication and proper time management in nursing students' life. She told them to be proud nurses as they cater to God’s greatest creation - the human being.