India celebrates National Doctor’s Day on 1st July every year on the birth anniversary of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy was a Physician. He was an academician freedom fighter and politician. Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy became a chief minister of West Bengal when India got independence. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1961.
“A Doctor is a person who has extensive knowledge in the domain of medical science. The doctor applies his knowledge to identify the medical problems faced by the patient and cure them with his skills.”
About Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy
When India was suffering from a pandemic that was no better time to remember the Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy’s hard work, talent and success despite racial discrimination and love for his homeland.
Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy was an eminent freedom fighter. He was considered the maker of Modern West Bengal, he founded five famous cities-Durgapur, Kalyani, Bidhannagar, Ashokanagar, and Habra. Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy was born in Patna Bengal Presidency, British India, in 1882. He first did his mathematics after that he studied medicine at the University of Calcutta. He went to England for a higher study where he joined the St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.
Initially, he was denied admission to the London institute. Later he became a member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) and a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), after his post-graduation in 1911. After returning from London he became a facility member of Culcutta Medical College. He was a member of Brahmo Samaj, later he entered into politics and was elected to Bengal Legislative Council and the All India Congress Committee. He was also elected for the Mayer of Culcutta. He played a vital role in the selection National Anthem. Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy became the second chief minister of Calcutta on Gandhi’s insistence and served his duty from 1948 to 1962.
Roy was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1961 for his pioneer work. Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy was known to be a personal physician of Mahatma Gandhi and medical counsellor of Former prime minister Jawar Lal Nehru. Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy passed on his 80th birthday on 1 July 1962.
We can not forget his contribution to the nation. He was one of the great personalities of India who did a lot of work for his nation. He even donated his home to convert it into a nursing home after his mother Aghorkamini Devi was a dedicated social worker.
Role Of Doctor In The Society:
“Medicines cure diseases, but only doctors can cure patients.” -Carl Jung
A doctor plays an effective role in society. With his dedicated work, he cures the medical problem identified in the patients. They do hard work for patient wellbeing, help in quick recovery from the disease and improve their health.
We all had seen the lives of the doctors during the pandemic of covid 19. They worked a lot in the global health crisis. They protected individuals, families and communities in an adverse situation. Doctors had been experiencing high work volume, personal risk and social pressure to meet extraordinary demands for healthcare.
Significant Of National Doctor’s Day:
“When there are tears, you are a shoulder. When there is a pain you are medicine. When there is a tragedy, you are a hope.”
National Doctor’s Day is celebrated to appreciate the importance of doctors in society. This will also help the general population to know the importance and sacrifice of the doctors for their patient care. On this special occasion, we should feel proud to have doctors in our lives. We all should be grateful for their efforts, contribution and sacrifice during covid 19 pandemic.
We all should pay tribute and recognize our doctor’s efforts. They were present there as a soldier for the general population to overcome the medical emergencies and pandemics. No one can forget their contribution during covid 19 pandemic.
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