Every year, India celebrates National Doctor’s Day on July 1. The history of this day goes back to honor the renowned physician, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was the second chief minister of West Bengal who was rewarded with the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna in the year 1961. Dr. Roy was an exceptional doctor and he contributed to the field of medicine and made it reach higher heights. The country celebrates him and all the other doctors who relentlessly work for the betterment of their patients.
Being a doctor has always been a highly respectable profession. People look up to doctors for help, inspiration, and put their faith in them. Doctors work round the clock, saving hundreds of lives every day. They sacrifice their own lives to protect someone else’s. Becoming a doctor demands diligence, sacrifice, commitment, and hard work in every step of their lives. The world recognizes their strenuous efforts and celebrates their doctors in order to show respect, honor, and compassion.
There are several dates on which National Doctor’s Day is identified in different countries around the globe. Australia celebrates it on March 30 while Brazil commemorates its doctors on October 18 each year. December 3 is recognized as National Doctor’s Day in Cuba. In 2019, the theme for National Doctor’s Day was “Zero tolerance to violence against doctors and clinical establishment.”
The idea behind this day to pay tribute to our doctors for their endless struggle and service to mankind. We often forget how crucial their job is but this day is to remind everyone that these people are the ones striving to keep us healthy and alive. National Doctor’s Day is when you praise doctors and physicians for their dedication, perseverance, and persistence.
A country cannot prosper without efficient doctors. They are the backbone of every progressing and flourishing nation. Medicine has grown and advanced over the years. With the help of medicine and innovation, humans have recovered from deadly diseases that seemed untreatable. This medical advancement has been possible due to doctors who were faithful and hardworking. Doctors have changed the face of medicine. They need to be remembered and honored for achieving the impossible.
This day is not only to honor Dr. Roy for his tremendous hard work and contributions to the country but to celebrate each and every individual who has made their contribution is shaping medicine.