President of India Confers National Florence Nightingale Awards 2022 and 2023

On 22nd June, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu presented the National Florence Nightingale Awards for the years 2022 and 2023 to nursing professionals. A total of 30 nursing professionals were honored with this prestigious award in recognition of their exceptional dedication, duty, and service to the community. The ceremony was attended by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Prof S P Baghel, and other esteemed dignitaries.

About National Florence Nightingale Awards

The National Florence Nightingale Awards are awarded annually by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, to recognize the meritorious services rendered by nurses and nursing professionals to the society.

  • The awards were instituted in 1973 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
  • The National Florence Nightingale Award is a prestigious award that recognizes the contributions of nurses and nursing professionals to the field of nursing.
  • The awards are a testament to the dedication and hard work of nurses and nursing professionals who work tirelessly to provide care to patients and improve the health of the nation.

National Florence Nightingale Awards 2022

1*ANMMs. Namita KalitaAssam
2ANMMs. Sujata Peter TuscanoMaharashtra
3ANMMs. Dimkhanman HangshingManipur
4ANMMs. Tejavath SusheelaTelangana
5ANMMs. Reeta MondalWest Bengal
6**LHVMs. Reliance PyrngapMeghalaya
7NurseMs. Athodo LinggiArunachal Pradesh
8NurseMs. Anita NakraDelhi
9NurseMaj Gen Smita Devrani, VSMDelhi
10NurseDr. Poreddi VijayalakshmiKarnataka
11NurseMs. Hindumbi K.Lakshadweep
12NurseMs. Sebati SahooOdisha
13NurseMr. Neeraj TamboliyaRajasthan
14NurseMs. Ganapathy SanthiTamil Nadu
15NurseMs. Manju KairaUttrakhand
*ANM= Auxiliary Nurse and Midwife
**LHV= Lady health visitors

National Florence Nightingale Awards 2023

1*ANMMs. Suchitra MistryAndaman & Nicobar Island
2ANMMs. Gaytri KumariBihar
3ANMMs. Nagarathna TKarnataka
4ANMMs. Mnajulata MaharanaOdisha
5ANMMs. Suganthi KTamil Nadu
6**LHVMs. Ambika PradhanSikkim
7NurseMs. Firdousa JanJammu & Kashmir
8NurseMs. Geetha A RKerala
9NurseBrig Amita DevraniMaharashtra
10NurseMs. Pushpa Shrawan PodeyMaharashtra
11NurseMs. Irom Chandrabala DeviManipur
12NurseMs. C ZopariMizoram
13NurseMs. Sathiyakani ThangarajPuducherry
14NurseMs. Madhavi Rane ChikhalePunjab
15NurseMs. Abishmita GhoshWest Bengal
*ANM= Auxiliary Nurse and Midwife
**LHV= Lady health visitors


Who can apply for the National Florence Nightingale Awards?

The National Florence Nightingale Awards are open to registered nurses with the Indian Nursing Council who have at least 15 years of experience in nursing.

Who was Florence Nightingale?

Florence Nightingale was an English nurse and social reformer who became known as the “Lady with the Lamp” for her work during the Crimean War. She was a pioneer in nursing education and helped to improve the status of nurses in society.

What did Florence Nightingale do during the Crimean War?

Nightingale volunteered to go to the Crimean War to help care for the wounded soldiers. She set up a hospital in Scutari, Turkey, and introduced many reforms to improve the care of the soldiers. She also developed a system for recording patient data, which helped to improve the quality of care.


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