Shanti Teresa Lakra was given the National Florence Nightingale Award, 2010 by the Vice president of India on 12 May 2010 for her service to India’s tribal community. In 2001 Lakra was posted to a sub-centre in Dugong Creek which is an island in Little Andaman. She began working with the Ongees, an indigenous Andamanese people with red eyes, dark black skin and curly black hair. She has been working with a primitive, endangered people on an island in one of India’s remotest corners.
On 12 May 2010 that is celebrated worldwide as International Nurses Day, India awarded 24 nurses across the country. The award is given to the outstanding nursing personnel who are employed in Central, state, union territories and voluntary organisations.
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