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National Doctors’ Day 2021: Know date, history, quotes, wishes and more

The National Doctor’s Day was first celebrated in the year 1991 and ever since people have been saluting the real-life superheroes for their service and dedication towards humanity. 

Why is National Doctor’s Day celebrated on July 1?

July 1 marks the birth, as well as the death anniversary of one of the most renowned physicians in India, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was also the second chief minister of West Bengal. He received the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, on February 4, 1961, and therefore the day is celebrated to honour the personality

National Doctors’ Day 2021: History and Significance

The Government of India established Doctors’ Day in 1991 to recognise the contributions of BC Roy. He played a significant role in establishing medical institutions like Jadavpur T.B. Hospital, Chittaranjan Seva Sadan, Kamala Nehru Memorial Hospital, Victoria Institution (college), Chittaranjan Cancer Hospital and the Chittaranjan Seva Sadan for women and children. 

The day is not just celebrated in India but also in different countries, however, on different dates. In the US it is observed on March 30, in Cuba on December 3.

First time the Doctor’s Day was observed in March 1933 in the US state of Georgia and was celebrated by sending a card to the physicians and offering flowers on the graves of doctors who have passed away.

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