The Paediatric Nursing Department of JSS College of Nursing, Mysore has organized the “World Breastfeeding week-2012” on 09.08.12 at Paediatric OPD, JSS Hospital, Mysore. Dr. Narayanappa HOD, Paediatric Department, JSS Hospital, Mysore was the Chief Guest and Prof. Sheela Williams, Principal, JSS College of Nursing, Mysore presided the ceremony.
The Chief Guest Dr. Narayanappa inaugurated the Health Exhibition and video show on “Breast-feeding practices and its benefits” at 10.00 am. After the inauguration the chief guest commented on the exhibition and appreciated the efforts of the students and faculties of JSS College of Nursing. He expressed that since 20 years we the health professionals are celebrating the World Breastfeeding Week and have struggled to create awareness on benefits of breastfeeding among the public. It is very important to arrange health exhibition and awareness campaign to achieve 100% success of exclusive breastfeeding. Also he said that since today is Immunization day and more and more people get the benefit of this exhibition. Later Prof. Sheela Williams thanked the chief guest and appreciated the staffs and students for the effort.
After the inauguration the staffs of Paediatric Nursing Department and the students of JSS College of Nursing continuously encouraged the public to get benefit of the exhibition and shown videos on the breast feeding practices. The exhibition was continued up to 4.00pm and more than 600 people got benefited from the exhibition.