ational Doctor's Day is celebrated to commemorate the contributions of the gods on earth. India observes doctor's day on July 1 in honour of former West Bengal Chief Minister, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, who was also a physician. Quotesmessages.com
Who is Bidhan Chandra Roy?
Roy, born on July 1, 1882, was a renowned freedom fighter and a highly respected physician, who completed FRCS and MRCP simultaneously in two years and three months. He is the main architect behind turning Durgapur, Kalyani, Bidhannagar, Ashokenagar and Habra into key cities. The recipient of India's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna in 1961, Roy was also friends with Mahatma Gandhi'.
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On his 80th birthday in 1962, he breathed his last.
Doctor's Day in other countries
Doctor's Day is celebrated on February 27, March 30, August 23 and December 3 in Vietnam, the US, Cuba and Iran, respectively.
Here's some inspirational quotes, wishes, messages and greetings to share with your personal physician:
It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. — Jesus Christ
The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity. — Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. — Erma Bombeck, American humorist
As a doctor, an educator, an innovator and someone who has dedicated his professional career to making things work better and to helping people - I am ready to lead. — Donald Berwick, former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services