National Doctors’ Day: 1 July [ Current Affairs ]
The National Doctors’ Day is celebrating on 1 July every year across to increase the awareness about the doctor’s role in day-to-day life. It marks the birth anniversary (and death anniversary) of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy (1182 - 1962).
Importance of the day:
- The importance of the day seeks to honor legendary physician, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy whose birth and death anniversary matches on the same day.
Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy:
- Born on 1 July 1882 in Patna, Bihar and died on 1 July 1962 in Kolkata, West Bengal.
- Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy was a very respected physician and a well-known freedom fighter.
- He was the second Chief Minister of West Bengal and continued in his post for 14 years from 1948 until his death in 1962.
- He is often conceiving the great architect of West Bengal. He had founded five cities of West Bengal Durgapur, Bidhannagar, Ashokenagar, Kalyani and Habra.
- Dr BC Roy was also a member of the Brahmo Samaj. He was a graduate of the Medical College Calcutta from the University of Calcutta.
Awards and Honours:
- His contribution to the country was rewarded by a Bharat Ratna award in February 1961. The Union Government has instituted Dr BC Roy National Award in his memory.
- Published on: July 4, 2016