Doctors on earth are like Gods in the heaven. A special day is observed to thank them for their humane services to mankind. Every year July 1 is `Doctor's Day which is very special for every medical practitioner. First Doctor’s Day was celebrated in 1991. Every doctor of any specialization acknowledges the entire medical profession.
The story of Doctor's Day in India is very interesting. The history says, that in the year 1882, July 1st saw the birth of renowned Physician and partisan Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. He is remembered till date for actively involving himself in starting many institutions, hospitals and was fully dedicated to the upliftment of Indian society.
Doctor's Day is observed to pay tribute to Dr B C Roy and salutes the spirit of his dedication. The red carnation was chosen as the official symbol of Doctors Day because of the color of the flower is in spirit of characters of medical profession. It represents adoration, charity, sacrifice, bravery and audacity.
This day is dedicated to all the doctors opportune to remind them of their vital role in our lives. Doctors owe challenge that even a minor mistake could drastically affect a patient s life and commitment to serve them by all their might. People find Doctor's Day a perfect time to recognize the pressure of the job, expressing thanks to doctors for mentoring and to be grateful for their ability to comfort and heal. US and other western countries commemorate Doctor’s Day on March 30 in memory of the day when Dr. Crawford W. Long first used ether anesthesia in surgery to remove a tumor from a patient’s neck.
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