- India observes National Doctor’s Day on July 1 every year
- Padma Shree awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik gave an artistic tribute to doctors
- Mumbai Police gave the title of ‘superheroes’ to doctors
New Delhi: India marks July 1 as National Doctor’s Day to thank doctors and physicians for their dedicated and valuable service round the clock. The role of doctors and medical caregivers has become even more pivotal during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as they fight COVID-19 from the frontline while the majority of the people stay home to contain the spread of the contagious SARS-CoV-2. Recognising the efforts of the medical fraternity and thanking them for their relentless service, internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik shared one of his artworks.
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The sand art showcases a stethoscope which is a symbol of doctors and is accompanied by a message ‘a salute to the heroes’. Padma Shree awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik had created this sand art earlier in April at Odisha’s Puri beach as a tribute to doctors, nurses and all other health workers who are tirelessly fighting the battle against COVID-19 around the world.
Have A Look At The Sand Art
Salute to our doctors, nurses & all health workers, who have been fighting tirelessly in this battle against #COVID19 around the world . My SandArt with message “A salute to the heroes “ at puri beach in india . pic.twitter.com/e8OYLzmK7Y
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) April 23, 2020
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Another sand art shows two doctors with a stethoscope around their neck and a mask on their face. Mr Pattnaik shared the pictures of sand art on social and media and captioned it as, “On National #DoctorsDay .Our respect and gratitude to all the doctors who working tirelessly to save our lives. Sharing one of my sand art. #StayHomeStaySafe”
On National #DoctorsDay .Our respect and gratitude to all the doctors who working tirelessly to save our lives . Sharing one of my SandArt. #StayHomeStaySafe pic.twitter.com/f9yEZklT38
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) July 1, 2020
Mumbai Police, known for sending out awareness messages in the form of humorous and quirky content on social media also thanked the doctors and compared them with superheroes. On Twitter, Mumbai Police shared a picture that has capes and masks of popular superheroes including Captain America, Superman, Ironman, and Batman hanging. Among them is a doctor’s coat with a stethoscope. The picture was captioned as, “The doctor’s apron is no less than a superhero’s cape. We thank all the doctors for their selfless service to this city.”
The doctor’s apron is no less than a superhero's cape.
We thank all the doctors for their selfless service to this city. #NationalDoctorsDay pic.twitter.com/g4nle2L3r5
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 1, 2020
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About National Doctor’s Day
The first National Doctor’s Day was celebrated in July 1991. In India, July 1 marks the birth and death anniversary of the great physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. The day is organised by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and focuses on showing gratitude to the doctors for their selfless service and saving lives. The theme of this year’s Doctors Day is ‘Lessen the mortality of COVID 19’.
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