My India — National Days
National Doctors’ Day 2017
The National Doctors’ Day is a day celebrated in health care organizations to recognize the contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities.
The National Doctors’ Day is celebrated in India on July 1 to honor the legendary Indian 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 BC Roy was honoured with the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna on February 4, 1961 for his works in the medical field.
On behalf of his memory Indian Medical Council instituted Dr B C Roy Award in the year 1962.This is very prestigious award given to medical practitioners across India.
The day is celebrated for contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities. On July 1, people all across the nation observe this day to pay tribute to all the doctors who have made their great efforts in saving the life of patients.
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.
Doctor’s Day in other Countries
- Doctor’s Day is celebrated on February 27 in Vietnam.
- In United States March 30 is recognized as National Doctors’ Day in honor of anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. On March 30, 1842, in Jefferson, Georgia, Dr Crawford Long used ether to anesthetize a patient, James Venable, and exercised a painless surgery.
- In Iran August 23 is observed as National Doctors’ Day in honor of Avicenna. He was a Persian polymath who is regarded as one of the most significant thinkers and writers of the Islamic Golden Age.
- In Cuba December 3 is recognized as National Doctors’ Day in honor of Carlos Juan Finlay. Carlos Juan Finlay born on December 3, 1833 was a Cuban physician and scientist recognized as a pioneer in yellow fever research.
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Happy National Doctors’ Day 2017
We pay our tributes to doctors on National Doctors’ Day.
National Doctors’ Day 2017
Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy
(July 1, 1882 – July 1, 1962)
Bidhan Chandra Roy, MRCP, FRCS (July 1, 1882 – July 1, 1962) was the second Chief Minister of West Bengal in India. He remained in his post for 14 years as an Indian National Congress candidate, from 1948 until his death in 1962.
He was a highly respected physician and a renowned freedom fighter. Bidhan Roy is often considered the great architect of West Bengal, who founded five eminent cities, Durgapur, Kalyani, Bidhannagar, Ashokenagar, and Habra. He was an alumnus of the Medical College Calcutta of the University of Calcutta. He is one of the few people in history who was able to complete his FRCS and MRCP degrees simultaneously (within only two years and three months). In India, the National Doctors’ Day is celebrated on the date of his birth (and death) 1st July every year. Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy constituted a trust for his properties at Patna for social service and made eminent nationalist Ganga Sharan Singh (Sinha) the trustee. He was awarded Bharat Ratna on February 4, 1961, India’s highest civilian honor. He was also a member of the Brahmo Samaj.
GoldenTwine Informatics pays homage to Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy on his birth anniversary.
Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy Jayanti
On July 1, 1962, his 80th birthday, after treating his morning patients and discharging affairs of the State, he took a copy of the Brahmo Geet and sang a piece from it. 11 hours later Dr BC Roy died at midday past three. He gifted his house for running a nursing home named after his mother, Aghorkamini Devi. The BC Roy National Award was instituted in 1976 for work in the area of medicine, politics, science, philosophy, literature and arts. The Dr BC Roy Memorial Library and Reading Room for Children in the Children’s Book Trust, New Delhi, was opened in 1967. Today, his private papers are part of the Archives at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, at Teen Murti House, Delhi.
Later he joined the Calcutta Medical College as a teaching staff, afterward he moved to the Campbell Medical School, and then to Carmichael Medical College*. He was a most famous physician and renowned educationist as well as a freedom fighter as he joined the Mahatma Gandhi during Civil Disobedience Movement. Later he became Indian National Congress leader and then Chief Minister of West Bengal.
Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy’s Recommendation Letter
My father, Dr Narendra Nath Pal (October 9, 1902 – August 30, 1954), was a student of Dr BC Roy at *Carmichael Medical College. He graduated in 1930 and worked as Dr BC Roy’s assistant for 4 years. Dr BC Roy wrote one letter to my father on January 23, 1942, besides the following Recommendation Letter given to him in 1934. They are my pride possessions.
Graphic Quote Art — Dr B C Roy Quote
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Home to the Indus Valley civilization and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history.