JAMMU, Sept 15: Dr Shailla Cannie, Dean and Principal, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi College of Nursing (SMVDCoN), has been conferred with the prestigious National Florence Nightingale Award.
The Award was presented by President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, in virtual ceremony held today at NIC Center, Jammu. The award consisted of a cash amount of Rs 50,000, a certificate and a medal. It is the highest national distinction awarded to nurses.
The National Florence Nightingale Award is the special recognition for outstanding performance and excellence in the field of nursing profession. It also recognizes exemplary service or a pioneering spirit in the areas of public health or nursing education. The Award is given to outstanding nursing personnel employed in Central, State/UTs, private, missionary and voluntary organizations.
The Award becomes more significant as the World Health Organization had designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse & Midwife to mark the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the founder of Modern Nursing.
As head of a prestigious Nursing Institution of J&K, Dr Shailla Cannie has been working for the development of nursing profession through delivery of quality nursing education for over more than 20 years in the UT. She has worked under various capacities in different institutions across J&K. Since 2016, she is the Dean and Principal of SMVDCoN established by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) in 2016.
Dr Cannie is a great example to others. Her inspiration and motivation has built a strong team to provide quality nursing education to students. She is an asset to the organization. Her efforts and professional dedication has raised the name and fame of the prestigious institution i.e. SMVDCoN.
On being conferred the prestigious award, LG Manoj Sinha congratulated Dr Cannie and appreciated her sincere efforts for the development of the girl child and the society. Major General SK Sharma (retired), Chairman, Governing Body (GB), SMVDCoN and Member, SMVDSB, Ramesh Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, SMVDSB and members of the GB of SMVDCN also lauded Dr Cannie for this auspicious recognition.