India celebrates National Doctors' Day, expresses gratitude for their indispensable service
Zee Media Bureau/Ritu Singh
New Delhi: Medical Profession is considered as one of the noblest professions worldwide. To recognise the same, every year, July 1st is celebrated in India as National Doctor's Day. The day is dedicated to all the doctors to express gratitude for their indispensable service to humanity. It's a day to remind them and acknowledge the vital part that they play in our lives.
National Doctor's Day is also celebrated as a tribute to the legendary Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, a physician and the former West Bengal Chief Minister.
He was born on July 1st, 1882 and died on the same day in 1962. The legendary physician was also honoured with the Bharat Ratna in 1961. He is remembered till date for actively involving himself in starting many institutions, hospitals and was fully dedicated to the upliftment of Indian society.
The red carnation was chosen as the official symbol of Doctors Day because of the color of the flower is in spirit of characters of medical profession. It represents adoration, charity, sacrifice, bravery and audacity.
It is a tough job being a doctor as the fate of human lives remain sealed in their hands. Also the effective utilisation of doctors is significant for nation-building and strengthening India's health-care. Everyday they go through myriad challenges and work hard under tremendous pressure. So this day seems like a perfect day to recognize their selflesss service and express our genuine gratefulness for guiding us, for being patient and for their ability to touch and heal lives.
#ThankYouDoctor became a trending topic on the micro blogging site Twitter, to honour all the doctors, who relentlessly make efforts to sustain the lives of their patients.