The lamp lighting ceremony for the 14th batch of B.Sc (N) and 5th Batch of ANM students of GRT College and School of Nursing was held on 4th January 2023 at the GRT CON Auditorium.
The programme commenced with a prayer song performed by B.Sc nursing students. Dr. Susila C. Governing Council Member, The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Principal, Billroth College of Nursing, Chennai was the Chief Guest of the ceremony. Prof. Chitra AI, Vice Principal, Department of OBG Nursing welcomed the gathering. The august dignitaries on the dais lighted the lamp and inaugurated the ceremony. The dignitaries along with the faculty lit the lamps of 100 BSc (N) and 12 ANM students which symbolizes wisdom, knowledge and compassion, followed by recitation of oath, pledging themselves to uphold the duties as a professional Nurse, pronounced by Dr. Padmavathi, Principal, GRT College of Nursing.
Chief guest, Dr. Susila C. in her address to the gathering applauded the students for choosing the nursing profession and stressed the selfless service that every nurse should possess in their profession. Dean Dr. Meenakshi Sundaram emphasized the importance of commitment and punctuality in the profession. The ceremony ended at 01.00 pm by vote of thanks conveyed on behalf of the organizers by Prof. Sivagami P., Professor to the august gathering of around 300 members.
GRTCON Literary Club organised a Paragraph Writing Practice for the new 1styr studens.A Video Clipings with a Story A Clever Shoe Maker has been displayed on the screen for 10 mts ,after observing the students has given 30mts to write a Paragraph about that story .All the students were enthusiastically participated.
NSS unit of GRTCON organized a general medical camp in coordination with MSSW Chennai. The activities carried out were medical checkup, awareness talk on hygiene and Nutrition and donation of sarees and bed sheets to all the family ( Around 45 ) at soganour tribal village.
As a part of YRC activity GRTCON organized National Youth Day celebration - 2023 at GRTCON auditorium with the theme of viksit yuva: viksit Bharat. Our guest speaker Dr.Rajesh Babu MSc., M.Ed, World Record Achiever in mathematics. Students actively involved by giving speech about Swamy Vivekanandha, by reciting poems about youth’s energy and also by presenting poster prepare on quotes and thoughts of Swamy Vivekanandha. He gave an enlighting speech about "Rules of success" and shown videos on women legends and importance of being energetic person and he motivated the students to create own path, delete the negative people around them. He advised students to work hard for success. It was an Eye opening session to all students. Totally 100 students from final year B.Sc nursing, ANM first and second year actively participated.
As part of SNA, a Pongal celebration was organised at GRTCON campus. Dr. Murugan H.O.D. of Tamil dept. of DG Vaishnava college Chennai, was the chief guest. Celebration included making sweet Pongal and offering to lord Surya Narayana and then traditional Indian folk dances like mylattum, puliattum, oyillattum, parrayattam, silambattum, karagattam and villupattu were carried out. Debate on “youngsters should be guided to education or culture” was conducted under the judgeship of Dr. Kavitha, GRTCOE. Traditional culture was oriented and reminded to everyone. At last firing motivational talk was given by the chief guest. Nearly 450 students and faculty members were actively involved in the program. On the whole it was an awesome event which made the youngsters enjoy as well energise them towards the traditional values.
GRT College of Nursing observed National Voter’s Day on 25.01.2023. Volunteers of the YRC unit organized a rally at Maddur village to create awareness about the importance of voting. YRC Tiruvallur district officials and the Village Panchayat leader Mr. Mani inaugurated the rally and students carried awareness plug cards and educated the public.
GRT College of Nursing observed National Voter’s Day on 25.01.2023. Volunteers of NSS unit organized an oath taking ceremony by all our nursing students to create awareness about the importance of voting and also to create the spirit of voting in each and every individual. All the faculty members also took the oath.
The Red Ribbon Club was inaugurated at GRT College and School of Nursing on 31.01.2023 to create awareness among the youth about HIV/AIDS. Mr. Pugazh, Deputy Director, IEC Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society was the chief guest and gave the inaugural address highlighting the vision, mission and guidelines about the RRC.
B.Sc Nursing first year students took part in the Leprosy day observation held at Arakkonam Government Hospital on 30.01.2023. Awareness about Leprosy was given by the H.O.D. of the Leprosy unit. Following that a pledge was taken and a rally was held inside the hospital campus. On account of World Leprosy day observation B.Sc Nursing 2nd year students visited Gremaltes Leprosy Hospital at Shenoy nagar, Chennai. Our students actively participated in various activities planned by them. It was a blissful moment for all our students to be at a world renowned leprosy care centre. As a part of the YRC activity we organized a leprosy awareness program at Tiruttani municipality. Health inspector second year students conducted a rally and oath taking along with the public to eradicate leprosy. Tiruttani municipality commissioner Mr. Rama Jayam M.com, inaugurated the program.
World Cancer Day is observed on the 4th of February of every year. The SNA and YRC units of GRT College of Nursing organized an outreach program to educate school students about Cancer at Government Higher Secondary School, Amirthapuram. The Associate Professor, Mrs Jayanthy. L., gave a presentation to the students regarding various aspects of Cancer and its prevention and clarified the doubts of the students. Nearly 100 students benefited from the program. Volunteers of the SNA unit of GRT College of Nursing organized a Cancer Awareness program at RSRM hospital Chennai by giving health education using flashcards and posters and also a mime show. It was an exciting session for the antenatal mothers and other women who attended the OP and students received overwhelming responses. Nearly 40 mothers benefited from the program.
GRT College of Nursing- IQAC in coordination with Impetus Healthcare Skills Pvt.Ltd, Chennai organized a two days curriculum enrichment activity on Basic Life Support Training for the first Semester B.Sc (N) students. The trainers assessed the pre-test knowledge and gave both theoretical and skill-based training to all the students individually. Post-test was conducted after the training. Students felt enriched with practical training and enjoyed the sessions. Trainers appreciated the students' attentiveness, discipline, fast learning and interest to learn, and it was a wonderful experience for both students and trainers.
Tamil Nadu Apex Skill Development Centre for Healthcare (TNASDCH) has empanelled GRT College of Nursing as the district training centre for First Responder Training. The training centre was inaugurated by Dr. Alby John Varghese, Tiruvallur District Collector on 23.02.2023. Mr. Sugan Chinna Maran, Head of operations TNASDCH gave brief information about the action plan for Training course. Dr. Meenakshi Sundaram, Dean, of GRT Groups informed us that all the students and faculty members of the GRT groups will be given First Responder Training. Dr Padmavathi. R, the Principal gave a brief note about the Collector's achievements in her welcome address which was motivating to 350 nursing students who participated in the program. Dr. Alby John Varghese in his address thanked the dean for accepting to train all students and staff and appreciated the GRT management for initiating this training centre. He also highlighted the value of the nursing profession and informed that First Aid is the only care an injured person might need and it doesn’t always require expert or sophisticated equipment. A trained person can handle the situation with available resources and avoid major losses. The district collector also released the Bi-annual College of Nursing newsletter. The program came to an end with a vote of thanks from Mrs. Jayanthy. L Associate Professor and national anthem.
International Women’s day was celebrated at GRT College of Nursing on 06.03.2023 with various activities. Students organized panel discussion on Sangakala Pengal, Mimes on gender issues, speech on women legends and songs related to women empowerment were sung. The GRT Management organized motivational speech by Dr.Parveen Sulthana on the topic Peridhunum Peridhu Kel to highlight the importance of service oriented profession and to motivate the young Nursing students. It was a firing and thought provoking speech which highlighted self respect, self reliance, goal achievements, avoiding and handling of deviation which made the students to get goosebumps. Students were made to realize the real life challenges.