With the ongoing pandemic, the importance of celebrating doctors day is at its greatest now, more than ever. The world has realized the importance of doctors and to celebrate this spirit, here’s all about the National Doctors Day in India.
National Doctors Day in India – History and Significance
Why do we celebrate Doctors Day on 1st July in India? Every year, the doctor’s day is celebrated on 1st July in India. As the name suggests, this day marks the importance of doctors. It honours them for their round the clock servicing and expresses gratitude towards all medical professionals who treat the health of patients above their own.
In India, the National Doctors Day is celebrated on July 1 each year to honour the birth and death anniversary of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.
Some facts about Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy
- He was a great physician, educationist, philanthropist, freedom fighter, and politician.
- Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy was the second Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1948 till his death in 1962.
- Dr. Roy was honoured with the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, on February 4, 1961.
- He was deeply interested in learning medicine and kept trying to submit his application at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in England, even after being rejected 30 times.
In his memory, the government of West Bengal announced a state holiday on 1st July 1991, urging the central government to announce a national holiday. And so, to honour his commitments and the work done by all doctors, India has marked the special celebration for doctors on July 1.
National Doctors Day Theme 2021
In India, the Doctor’s Day is celebrated by the Indian Medical Association. This association announces a theme every year.