Doctor’s Day is celebrated on July 1st across India to honour the legendary physician and second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was born on July 1st, 1882 and died on the same date in 1962. Dr. Roy was honoured with the country’s highest civilian award, The Bharat Ratna on February 4th, 1961.
This day is celebrated to show special gratitude, love and care to the Doctors. Whenever we fall sick we run to the Doctor immediately. On thinking deeply it can be felt that Doctors are the reflection of God in this world who give us life. It is a real opportunity to understand the relation between Doctors and patients.
It shows how important Doctors and Physicians are in our lives. The celebrations are indicative of the respect that they command in the lives of patients and thus obligate them to fulfill their responsibilities as well.
The large population of India depends on the efficiency and responsibility of physicians to a large extent at all times. The medical field has progressed loads in India over the years and has shown remarkable improvements.
There have been instances of public violence and protests against doctors when they have failed to perform. This holiday could be seen as an approach by the same people as a mark of respect for all those doctors who have relentlessly made efforts to sustain the life of their patients against all odds.
Watch the video of National Doctors’ Day Celebration in Siliguri