- Actor Amitabh Bachchan lauded the doctors fighting Novel Coronavirus
- Actor Randeep Hooda appreciated doctors’ selfless service to the nation
- We are and will be, forever indebted to you, wrote actor Kajol for doctors
New Delhi: As the nation celebrates National Doctors Day on Thursday (July 1), several Bollywood celebrities took to social media to extend gratitude to all the doctors and health care professionals working tirelessly amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Taking to his Twitter handle, megastar Amitabh Bachchan posted a folded hands picture and wrote, “On International Doctors Day .. salutations and great pride for the Doctors of India, IMA who have fought and continue the fight against this dreaded virus, selflessly at great personal risk .. in the service of the country and humanity.”
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On International Doctors Day .. salutations and great pride for the Doctors of India, IMA who have fought and continue the fight against this dreaded virus, selflessly at great personal risk .. in the service of the Country and humanity pic.twitter.com/ubUHAUSk1C
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 1, 2021
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar took to her Twitter handle and wrote, “Hello. Today is Doctor’s Day. I wish all the doctors and medical staff all the best. The more you are praised, the less it is. I pray to God that you all are always happy and you get success in every work.”
Namaskar. Aaj Doctor’s Day hai.Main sabhi doctors aur medical staff ko shubhkamanaayein deti hun. Aap logon ki jitni tareef ki jaaye utni kam hai. Main ishwar se prarthana karti hun ki aap sab hamesha khush rahein aur aapko har karya mein yash mile.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) July 1, 2021
Saluting the real-life heroes, Kajol tweeted, “Every day you leave behind your loved ones to serve the nation. We are and will be, forever indebted to you. Thank you. Happy #NationalDoctorsDay.”
— Kajol (@itsKajolD) July 1, 2021
Randeep Hooda also extended gratitude to all the doctors and appreciated their selfless service to the nation.
“Not all heroes wear capes, they are the ones who take responsibility of saving millions of lives, working around the clock, keeping their duty above everything! Saluting the real heroes of humanity! Happy Doctors Day, a day is not enough to thank you all! #NationalDoctorsDay,” he tweeted.
Not all heroes wear capes, they are the ones who take responsibility of saving millions of lives, working around the clock, keeping their duty above everything! Saluting the real heroes of humanity! Happy Doctors Day, a day is not enough to thank you all! ????????#NationalDoctorsDay pic.twitter.com/DW4JOPP1yl
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) July 1, 2021
Superstar Ajay Devgn posted a heart-touching video of frontline workers, and how they were tirelessly working to fight the deadly COVID-19. The video was captioned as, “Doctors & Mothers are the two most important people in life, after the Almighty. Today, my thoughts & prayers are with the medical fraternity, who’ve served us selflessly through this pandemic. And, even otherwise. #NationalDoctorsDay.”
Doctors & Mothers are the two most important people in life, after the Almighty????
Today, my thoughts & prayers are with the medical fraternity, who’ve served us selflessly through this pandemic. And, even otherwise.#NationalDoctorsDay pic.twitter.com/zdNxq2TYq8
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) July 1, 2021
Bhumi Pednekar also took to Instagram to salute the doctors and health care professionals. She shared a short clip that features her thanking the doctors for working tirelessly amid the pandemic. The actor captioned the post, “A big salute to all our doctors #NationalDoctorsDay.”
Stars like Sonu Sood, Sidharth Malhotra, Dia Mirza and others also extended heartfelt wishes on the occasion.
National Doctor’s Day is celebrated every year in India on July 1 to appreciate the selfless hard work done by the doctors in the country.
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