1 July: National Doctors’ Day
India on 1 July 2014 observed the National Doctors’ Day. The day is observed to honour legendary physician, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy whose birth and death anniversary falls on the same day. On 4 February 1961, he received the Bharat Ratna.
The doctors’ day gives an opportunity to raise the awareness about the doctor’s role in our daily lives.
About Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy
• He was born on 1 July 1882 in Patna and died on 1 July 1962
• He was a legendary physician who also served West Bengal as its second Chief Minister from 1948 to 1962
• Bidhan Roy is often considered the great architect of West Bengal, who founded five eminent cities, Durgapur, Kalyani, Bidhannagar, Ashokenagar and Habra.
• The B.C. Roy National Award was instituted in 1976 for work in the area of medicine, politics, science, philosophy, literature and arts
Where: across India
What: was observed
When: on 1 July 2014