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Thirty Nine Nursing Cadets Commissioned into Military Nursing Service

by Raju Vernekar
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IT Correspondent
Mumbai, Feb 19:

In an impressive ceremony, thirty-nine nursing cadets from the College of Nursing, INHS Asvini, located at Colaba in South Mumbai were commissioned into the Military Nursing Service after completion of four years of training.
Surgeon Rear Admiral Anupam Kapur, NM, Commanding Officer, INHS Asvini reviewed the passing out parade held on Wednesday. Congratulating the newly-commissioned officers, he urged them to maintain the tradition of being service-oriented and nurture the ethics of Military Nursing Services (MNS). 
Brigadier Omana Kuriakose, Principal Matron, INHS Asvini, the senior-most Nursing Officer of the unit, administered the oath of service to the newly-commissioned Nursing officers.
The Reviewing Officer also felicitated meritorious students. Lt Payal Mahajan was awarded the DGMS Rolling Trophy and Pushpa Mallik Trophy for securing the first position, scoring 86.07% in the BSc (Nursing) examinations. Lt Aditi Jasrotia and Lt Neha Dhobal shared the second position with 85.68%, while the third position was bagged by Lt Simran Raturi with 85.60%.
The College of Nursing, established in 2010, is affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik, and offers four years degree program and one year PG Diploma course in five nursing specializations.
Oman Navy delegation in Mumbai
In another development, a four-member delegation headed by Rear Admiral Saif bin Nasser bin Mohsin Al Rahbi, Commander, Royal Navy of Oman (CRNO), visited Headquarters, Western Naval Command, Mumbai on Wednesday and Thursday.
During the visit, Rear Admiral Al Rahbi called on Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command, and discussed matters of mutual interest with him. The two leaders also examined ways of enhancing cooperation in the maritime domain between the two navies. The delegation visited Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd and had an opportunity to visit places of cultural interest in South Mumbai.
Age-old socio-economic linkages and the strong defence relationship between India and Oman have been foundational to the strong bonds of cooperation between the two navies, a Defence spokesman said. Before arriving at Mumbai, the Royal Navy of Oman delegation visited New Delhi and interacted with senior authorities and officials related to national defence and international security.

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