National Doctor’s Day 2021: Theme, History, Significance of the day-All you need to know!

National Doctor’s Day 2021: Go through the history and significance of the day which acknowledges the contributions of the doctors and physicians for their dedicated services to the patients. 

Created On: Jul 1, 2021 10:38 IST
Doctor's Day on 1st July 2020
Doctor's Day on 1st July 2020

National Doctor's Day 2021 in India is celebrated every year on July 1 by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to thank and acknowledge the doctors of the country for their dedicated services to the patients. 

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its deadly second wave have once again reminded us of the role of physicians and doctors and the sacrifice and contributions made by them all over the world.  Working round-the-clock shifts and putting their own health in danger, this day gives a perfect opportunity to salute their work. 

Doctor’s Day 2021 is also celebrated to thank doctors and nurses for their huge contribution to medical advancement in India. The day is celebrated to commemorate the birth and death anniversary of former Chief Minister of West Bengal Dr. Bidhan Chnadra Roy.

Significance of National Doctor's Day 2021:

Doctor's Day in India was established by the Government of India in 1991 to be recognized and celebrated every year on the 1st of July as National Doctors Day.

It is celebrated to value doctors and their role in the country’s development. National Doctors day in India is a big awareness campaign offering great opportunities to all to get aware of the roles, importance, and responsibilities of the doctors as well as promote medical professionals to come closer and follow the responsibilities of their profession very dedicatedly.

National Doctor's Day 2021: History

National Doctors' Day is celebrated on July 1 all across India to honor the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was born on July 1, 1882, and died on the same date in 1962, aged 80 years. Dr. Roy was honoured with the country's highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna on February 4, 1961.

The celebration of Doctors' Day is an attempt to emphasize the value of doctors in our lives and to offer them our respects by commemorating one of their greatest representatives. India has shown remarkable improvements in the medical field and July 1 pays a tribute to all the doctors who have made relentless efforts towards achieving this goal irrespective of the odds.

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