For Whom is Doctors Day recognized:
Doctor’s day is an occasion marked to pay tribute to the physicians and their contributions to society. Not just the doctors, the day is also meant to commemorate the medical industry and its advancements, most noteworthy – nurses, wardens, technicians, assistants. Though if we talk about today, there are many doctors who are not particularly ethical, however, there are many, many who understand the true worth and value of the profession that they have chosen. Therefore Doctor’s Day is precisely meant to celebrate and thank such doctors.
The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
When is it Celebrated:
It is observed on various days across the world. In India, the same is celebrated on 1st of July. It was started by the Government of India in the year 1991. The first ever Doctor’s Day was observed in the year 1933 on March 30 in the US state of Georgia. Consequently 30th March, National Doctors Day was proclaimed by George Bush, President of the United States of America on 21st February 1991.
How it Started:
Dr. Charles B. Almond’s wife, Eudora Brown Almond, wanted to have a day to honor physicians so the first ever Doctor’s Day was observed in the year 1933 on March 30 in the US state of Georgia. On this first day in 1933, greeting cards were mailed and flowers placed on the graves of deceased doctors.
The symbol of Doctor’s Day is a red carnation because the flower stands for love, charity, selflessness and sacrifice, traits that a doctor must hold.
Why is Doctors Day on 1st July in India:
In honor of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy’s birth and death anniversary. A Bharat Ratna awardee, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy was a renowned physician. freedom fighter and former chief minister of the state of West Bengal of India.
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