2nd Intake of Defence Services Medical Academy
Essence of democracy will be deeper if people have
greater sense to abide by rules, principles, laws
Courage, sacrificing spirit make soldiers dare discharge
The graduation day of DSINPS is a pride for the Defence
Services Medical Services, for, new forces will join
the DSMS on the day. As you are going to discharge
duties in the medical corps, I would like to impart
to you what you should know in all seriousness.
The aims of the DSINPS is to produce medical professionals
possessing physical and mental ability, needed for
safeguarding Our Three Main National Causes, and nursing
and paramedical skills.
You have already been trained to become qualified
nurses endowed with physical and metal might. As you
have already completed your studies BSc (Nursing)
degree will be conferred on you.
As you have studied military science, I will now
explain the nature of military duty and the responsibilities
of a nurse.
In the battle field, we, the soldiers, are always
ready to sacrifice life for our comrades-in-arms,
because of the esprit de corps. Besides, you will
have to nurse a wounded soldier and safe his life
under enemy fire during the battle. You will be able
to discharge such a daring duty only if you have the
camaraderie spirit. And it is also the courage and
the sacrificing spirit to face danger that make you
dare discharge the combat duty. First aid is the most
important work of a nurse in every battle, and deep
in your soul is the fact that mental treatment is
more effective than the medical treatment in rehabilitating
a patient in the base medical hospital.
And it signifies the nobility of the nursing profession.
Hence, I would like to urge you to discharge your
duties in accord with the motto skilled and
helpful medical soldiers.
Our Tatmadaw is a patriotic armed forces. You must
have the ability to protect and safeguard the air,
land and water territory of the nation together with
the members of the Army, Navy and Air Force. The Tatmadaw
has the power to launch a conventional war with its
four aspects of military operation, and if required,
it can employ peoples militia strategy including
guerrilla tactics. In this context, arrangements are
under way to train every military personnel to be
skilled in infantry warfare. So, you should have the
skill to serve as junior infantry leaders. A patriotic
soldier must be dutiful in every sector he is assigned
to in the State as well as in the Armed Forces. Because
it is a must for all of you. You will continue to
attend infantry platoon commander course, infantry
company commander course and infantry battalion commander
course according to your rank.
Every endeavour of the Tatmadaw members is for non-disintegration
of the Union, non-disintegration of the national solidarity,
and perpetuation of sovereignty. With goodwill and
national outlook, you will have to serve the health
care services of the villages covered by the five
rural development tasks at every place you are assigned
to. Health and longevity is the most important requirement
for every race, because it will help raise the education
level. Based on the intellectual level of the entire
people, an enduring democratic state will emerge stage
by stage. The essence of democracy will be deeper
if people have greater sense to obey the rules, principles,
and laws. Thus, I would like to urge you all to collectively
take part in the drive to build a discipline-flourishing
democratic nation, while keeping in the fore Our Three
Main National Causes.
As you all know, our country had suffered the impact
of the divide and rule policy of the colonialists
for many years. In consequence of it, the danger of
Union disintegration still casts a shadow on our country.
Since yore, our ethnic groups numbering over one hundred
have been living in unity and amity at every corner
of the country. To this day, the national ethnic groups
are living in solidarity in all the states and divisions.
This being the case, the State Peace and Development
Council is holding the National Convention after laying
down the seven-point Road Map. Now, the delegates
to the National Convention are holding discussions
in coordination in connection with the formulation
of basic principles and detailed basic principles,
given every approach to the equal portion of rights
which the national people have never enjoyed before.
Putting their own interest first rather than that
of the country, a handful of people holding pessimistic
attitude towards the National Convention are plotting
wicked schemes and committing misconduct to bring
a halt to the ongoing National Convention. Therefore,
you all will have to acquire four outlooks, political,
economic, administrative and defence, while joining
hands with the entire mass of national people for
the successful implementation of the seven-point Road
Besides B.Sc. Nursing, such degrees as B.Sc. Pharmacy,
B.Sc. Pharmacology (Diagnosis), B.Sc. Pharmacology
(Radiology), and B.Sc. Pharmacology (Physical treatment)
will be taught at the Defence Services Institute of
Nursing and Paramedical Science in future.
Brilliant students will be granted scholarship for
post-graduate courses at home and abroad. Therefore,
you will have to work hard to set a shining example
of good male nurses.
Since you are all military male nurses, you are responsible
to uphold the 12 fine traditions and the prestige
of the Tatmadaw. Our Tatmadaw is patriotic one. It
was formed with the offspring of the people. Therefore,
it is always ready to sacrifice itself for the people.
The members of the Tatmadaw will take great pains
in defence of the country, when it comes to personal
interest, whether they get their salaries and food
rations. Only then will you be able to establish a
significant life of Tatmadawman.
So noble and exemplary is your profession, for you
all are the ones who will engage in disease control
and prevention, health promotion, medical treatment
and rehabilitation. Moreover, you all are to work
hard to become ones who can be of great help to the
drive for the health and fitness of the entire national
You all are to take care of the health of national
people living respective regions in conducting health
care on a national scale. You will thus acquire the
knowledge of health management.
To sum up, you all are to:
safeguard Our Three Main National Causes, which
is the national policy with Union Spirit
preserve the 12 fine traditions of the Tatmadaw
as an inherent duty,
try your utmost to become kind-hearted male
act according to the motto of the Defence Ser-vices
be a helping hand for the people while taking
care of public health in line with five rural development
cooperate with the people in the successful
implementation of the seven-point Road Map for the
establishment of a discipline-flourishing democracy.