Doctors’ Day in India – July 1st

I pass my best greetings to you on Doctors’ Day. I salute your dedication towards profession helping the mankind.

National Doctor’s Day is commonly celebrated in healthcare organizations as a day to recognize the contributions of doctors to individual lives and communities.

The first Doctors Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia.  Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance included the mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors.

Doctor’s Day Flower:

The red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctors Day.

The Doctor’s Day is celebrated on July 1 all across India to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was born on July 1, 1882 and died on the same date in 1962, aged 80 years. Dr Roy was honoured with the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna on February 4, 1961.

Medical Council of India instituted Dr. B.C. Roy Award in 1976 in memory of Bharat Ratna Dr. B. C. Roy. The Award is given annually in each of the following categories: Statesmanship of the Highest Order in India, Medical man-cum-Statesman, Eminent Medical Person, Eminent person in Philosophy and Eminent person in Arts. It is presented by President of India in New Delhi on July 1, the National Doctor’s Day.

Doctor’s Day is observed in various ways like

– Patients greet doctor with greeting cards
– Patients arrange flowers and bouquets which they deliver either personally or through mails
– Special meetings are held to commemorate the day and speak on the contributions of doctors for their performances
– Food or commemorative dinners are arranged by organizations or hospitals to felicitate the medical fraternity

I feel, Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH India) should also institute Dr. B.C. Roy Award for Eminent person in Homeopathy.

Enjoy Doctors’ Day 🙂


Doctors’ Day SMS I am sending:

Best greetings to you on Doctors’ Day
I salute your dedication towards profession

Dr Anil Singhal


SMS messages I received today:

From Dr. Tushita – NOIDA:

Happy Doctor’s Day! 🙂

From Dr. Amit Vora – Mumbai

Courage & Sympathy  in blood,Truth on lips, Love in heart,Talent in brain n Skill in hand-that makes a Doctor,so be Proud 2b One of them
Happy Doctors Day
Dr Amit Vora
PG HOM London:-)

From Dr. Poonam – New Delhi

Happy Doctors day u r invited 4 CME on ARTHRITIS Moolchand Auditorium 4th July 3-5pm -regards dr poonam

From Mr Yogesh Singhal – Delhi

Happy doctor’s day for u n your family

From Dr Amita – Gurgaon

Courage & Sympathy  in blood,Truth on lips, Love in heart,Talent in brain n Skill in hand-that makes a Doctor,so be Proud 2b One of them
Happy Doctors Day

From Dr Prabhat Maheshwari – New Delhi

A DOCTOR is not an angel but just a mediator of great work planned by GOD.
We are choosen for this NOBLE profession
dr maheshwari prabhat k

From Dr MS Garg – Gurgaon

SIR      H A P P Y   D O C T O R         D A Y
Dr M S Garg

From Dr. Alok Mishra – Bhilai

Dr.Alok Mishra

From Dr BS Johri – Delhi

Let’s do our job in His spirits selflessly & without prejudice…and never targetting the reward.. Happy Doctor’s day..
Dr Johri

3 thoughts on “Doctors’ Day in India – July 1st”

  1. I have read several good stuff here. Certainly worth bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how much effort you put to create such a wonderful informative web site. Thank you so much.

  2. “Devahitham Yadayahu”
    “May we live the full span of our lives allotted by God in perfect health”
    Upanishath Shanthi Manthram

    –Close to the WHO definition of health “A state of complete physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing and not merely absence of disease or infirmity”–

    An ambitious definition though..
    after all human race deserve nothing less!!

  3. I am pleased that INDIA celebrates DOCTOR’S DAY to thank doctors for their services to their patients.

    Sadly the present day medical practice has lost all the principles of professional life and is only based ON MONETARY GAINS.

    There is no consideration or compassion while treating the patients,It is a shame and insult to great souls like of DR. B.C.ROY to dedicate this to him.


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