About Uttar Pradesh State TNAI
Uttar Pradesh – A religious, cultural and historical heritage!
In 1905, there was a meeting of the association of nursing superintendents in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) which can be considered as the first meeting of The Trained Nurses Association India and the dream come true when the TNAI was officially established in 1908.
Uttar Pradesh is one of the most populous states in India as well as the most populous country subdivision in the world. The state is divided into 18 divisions and 75 districts with the capital being Lucknow. The state is bordered by Rajasthan to the west, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi to the northwest, Uttarakhand and Nepal to the north, Bihar to the east, Madhya Pradesh to the south.
In 1950, the Uttar Pradesh state branch was officially inaugurated. Since then, it has been functioning according to the bye-laws of the TNAI. During these years, the state chapter has witnessed many ups and downs. From 1985 to 2000, the state chapter was almost inactive and it was dissolved by the TNAI head quarters. In 2001, the UP state branch had revived as a result of the constant effort of head quarters and the senior nurses in the state. An election was conducted in the same year to elect the new office bearers. Since then the Uttar Pradesh state unit of TNAI has been working tirelessly for the betterment of nurses in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The state unit has started an initiative, ‘Florence Nightingale Awards’ to honor the nurses across the state for their indispensable contribution towards the nursing community. In 2007, during the pre centenary conference at Banaras Hindu University 100 nurses from UP and Uttarakhand were awarded by the state chapter for their exemplary works. In the year 2008, Uttarakhand state branch of TNAI was established with the help of UP state TNAI and is functioning as an independent state branch under TNAI HQs.