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Important Days Current Affairs July 1st Week 2020
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Important Days Current Affairs July 1st Week 2020

National Doctors Day is observed on 1 July:
 
National Doctors` Day is celebrated on 1 July each year. The day is observed for honoring Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, the physician and former chief minister of West Bengal. The consciousness raising about the importance of doctors and their important role in our everyday lives is celebrated. 
 
Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy:
 
Dr Bidhan was a distinguished physician and teacher. He has also been a respected advocate for independence. During the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM), he joined Mahatma Gandhi, and later became chief of the Indian National Congress. He was elected twice as chief minister of West Bengal, and remained in office until his death in 1962 for up to 14 years. He was an Alumnus of Calcutta University. He played a key role in the formation of the Indian Medical Association and Medical Council of India.
 
History:
 
Doctors` Day in India was established in 1991 by the Government of India. The aim was to pay honour and respect Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. The day was chosen as it is the birth and death anniversary of Dr. Bidhan. He was born on 1st July 1882 and died on the same date, that is, 1st July 1962. A year before his death, Dr. Bidhan was honoured with Bharat Ratna on February 4, 1961, which is considered to be the highest civilian award in India.
India has shown remarkable progress in the medical field, and July 1 pays tribute to all the doctors who have made unwavering efforts to achieve this goal irrespective of the chances.
 


 

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