V-Awards 2013 finalist: In the shadow of a Nightingale

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We take a look at the service rendered by one of the finalists for V-Awards 2013 , a courageous humanitarian -Kamini De Silva.

This humanitarian personality follows the example of celebrated British social reformer, Florence Nightingale who made her nursing profession her life, in simple words, devoted her life to her profession.

This individual not only tends to the sick and feeble during her hours of duty, but also sacrifices here spare time for them. Kamini de Silva, a nursing officer serving at the Kandy General Hospital tends to the patients in the hospital and those out of hospital as well. She is a shining example to the entire staff at the Hospital.

She is also a caring mother and a loving wife and has manged to overcome all obstacles that prevent her from balancing her profession and social service. In her twenty nine years of service, she had devoted 26 year to tend to the patients at the cancer unit at the hospital.

She also works towards creating a healthy society, bearing in mind that humanity is above everything else.