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National Doctors Day in India - July 1

When the world is struggling to survive a pandemic, there is probably no better time to remember the 'national doctor' whose story is a mix of hard work, talent, success despite racial discrimination, love for his homeland and an unmatched dedication towards his profession. India celebrates July 1 as 'National Doctor's Day' commemorating the iconic and internationally renowned medical practitioner, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy who served as a physician, a freedom fighter, an educationist and a politician.

In India, Doctor's Day is celebrated by the Indian Medical Association, which announces a theme every year. 
  • Theme 2020: The theme of this year is Lessen the mortality of COVID 19.
  • Theme 2019: 'Zero tolerance to violence against doctors and clinical establishments'. 
This day offers an opportunity to express gratitude towards doctors for round the clock service they offer. In India, National Doctors Day is organised by the Indian Medical Association (IMA)
In India, the National Doctor's Day is celebrated on July 1 each year to honour the birth and death anniversary of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was a great physician and also the second Chief Minister of West Bengal.

Key Notes: Indian Medical Association
  • Founded: 1928
  • Headquaters : New Delhi
  • Secretary General : Dr. R. V. Asokan
National Doctor's Day 2020: History and Significance
In India, the National Doctor's Day is celebrated on July 1 each year to honour the birth and death anniversary of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was a great physician and also the second Chief Minister of West Bengal. In his memory, the West Bengal government has announced a state holiday on July 1, urging the central government to announce it a national holiday.

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