National Doctor Day Quick Facts

Event NameNational Doctor Day ()
Event Started30 March 1930
Event LevelNational Day

National Doctor Day Brief

National Doctor's Day was celebrated in India on 01 July 2014. This day is celebrated to honor the famous physician Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy whose birth and death anniversaries fall on the same day. He was the second Chief Minister of West Bengal. He was in this post for 14 years from 14 January 1948 till his death. He was born in Khajanchi Road, Bankipur, Patna, Bihar. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in the year 1961.

National Doctor Day History

The need to underline the importance of doctors was felt by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, a resident of Georgia, USA. Due to his efforts, for the First time on March 30, 1930, 'Doctor's Day' was celebrated in America.

The spirit of telling the importance of Doctors in daily life was the main reason behind celebrating this day. The date of March 30 was chosen for this, because it was on this day in Georgia that Dr. Crawford W. Long used anesthesia for the first time for the operation. That is why since then the practice of celebrating 'Physician's Day' started.

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Why is celebrate National Doctor Day?

National Doctor's Day (Doctors Day) is celebrated in India every year on 1st July to make the general aware about the invaluable service and contribution of doctors to the society. It is celebrated on 1st July on his birth anniversary and death anniversary to pay tribute and respect to the famous doctor of India Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.

Doctor's Day in India:

'Doctor's Day' is celebrated on different dates in different countries. July 01 is dedicated to doctors in India. From the year 1991, in India, this day was started to be celebrated as 'National Doctor's Day'.

July 01 is both the birthday and death anniversary of the country's eminent doctor, freedom fighter and social worker, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Rai. Born on July 01, 1882 in Bihar, Bidhan Chandra Rai was an important soldier of the 'Indian Freedom Struggle'.

After independence, he devoted his whole life to his profession i.e. medical service. He was also awarded India's highest civilian honor 'Bharat Ratna' in 1961 for his tireless efforts and social welfare work. He died on July 01, 1962.

National Doctor's Day Celebrations:

To get acquainted with the contribution of doctors, the National Doctor's Day festival is being celebrated by the government and non-government health service organizations for years. To celebrate this festival, the employees of the health service organization organize various programs and activities.

“North Calcutta and North-East Calcutta Social Welfare Organization” organizes a big program every year to celebrate the grand celebration of Doctor's Day. A discussion program is organized to discuss various aspects of the medical profession like health check-up. Treatment, prevention, diagnosis of disease, proper treatment of disease etc.

Important Days of July Month - (National Days and International Days):

Day Event Name - Event Level
01 JulyNational Doctor Day - National Day
02 JulyWorld Sports Journalists Day - International Day
09 JulyNational Students Day - National Day
11 JulyWorld Population Day - International Day
18 JulyNelson Mandela International Day - International Day
23 JulyNational Broadcasting Day - National Day
24 JulyIncome Tax Day - National Day
26 JulyKargil Vijay Diwas - National Day
28 JulyWorld Hepatitis Day - International Day
28 JulyWorld Nature Conservation Day - International Day
29 JulyInternational Tiger Day - International Day

National Doctor Day FAQs:

National Doctor Day is observed every year on 01 July.

Yes, National Doctor Day is an National Day that is celebrated every year on July all over the India.

National Doctor Day started on 30 March 1930.

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