Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh Wednesday expressed ‘sincerest’ gratitude to the nursing community on International Nurses Day saying that their sacrifices have earned them respect and love of us all, old and young, rich and poor, men and women.
In a message, the Chief Minister said, ‘International Nurses Day is a day to express gratitude to the hardworking nursing staff, who is at the forefront of fighting COVID-19. They have forgotten their own fears and pains in tending to the pains of others. They work silently behind curtains and in the remotest corners of our land, delivering love and care, for a better and lovelier tomorrow for all of us. They make it possible for us to hope and dream for another birth in this lifetime. They give meaning to humanity.”
Stating that nurses are mother, fathers, brothers and listen for our patients, Biren said the state government had overcome the first wave of the pandemic owing to their fortitude, commonest and sincerity.
“I believe it will also be with your grit, resilience and reassuring warm hearts, that we will overcome every other challenge to human health, be it the second wave of the pandemic or even worse. On International Nurses Day today, I join the people of Manipur in expressing our sincerest gratitude and in saluting each one of you. May God give you more strength in caring for us all,” said the Chief Minister.
International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth-the world’s most famous English nurse who founded the key pillars of modern nursing.