National Doctors' Day is celebrated in India on July 1 every year. Internationally, Doctors' Day is marked on March 30 each year. But in India, the National Doctors' Day is a tribute to legendary physician Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, who was also the second Chief Minister of West Bengal. Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy was born on July 1, 1882. The physician died on the same day as his birthday. He passed away on July 1, 1962. Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy was honoured with a Bharat Ratna on February 4, 1961, a year before his death.
Internationally, Doctors' Day was first observed on May 9, 1933, in Georgia, USA. Doctors' Day in India celebrates the selfless service of doctors as also of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. Watch a video on Doctors' Day and Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy here:
Celebrate Doctors' Day in India by sending red carnations to your doctor and his / her spouse to wish them a Happy Doctors' Day! If you belong to a family of doctors, celebrate it with a good dinner at home or out. Surely doctors are the most caring and humble souls who save lives and work relentlessly to heal their patients. Let's salute the doctors of India and the world over! National Doctors’ Day 2017: How doctors are helping their patients have a better medical experience.
By Shweta Parande