1 July : The nation celebrates and pays tribute to all the doctors on the occasion of ‘Doctors Day’ on 1st July, 2009.’Vaidya’ or ‘Hakim’ as known in the olden times or ‘Doctor’ as known in the contemporary society has always been a person who devotes his life alleviating anguish that people suffer from.
Theyhave saved and cured innumerable lives but we always tend to forget them till we suffer the next distress.National Doctor’s Day pays tribute to this section of the society who dedicates their lives to relieve the sufferings of others.
The first Doctor’s Day observance was on 30th March 1933, in Winder, Georgia.In India, the Doctor’s Day is observed on 1st July every year, which pays tribute to Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, who was born on this day in 1882.
He was instrumental in starting many institutions including hospitals for the treatment of several thousand patients.
Doctor’s Day is celebrated on the 30th of March every year in Western countries. This day is celebrated there because this was the day when anaesthesia was first used for surgery by Dr. Crawford W. Long.
President George Bush Sr. signed a resolution to make 30th March the official "National Doctor’s Day” in 1990.
This first observance included the mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors. The ‘red carnation’ is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctor’s Day.
The day gives an opportunity for everyone to acknowledge and appreciate the responsibility, the dedication and the contribution of the medical community to each and every one.
People express the gratitude they have for the doctors and acknowledge the commitment and dedication shown by the doctors towards the society.