New Delhi: On the occasion of National Doctors’ Day, marked annually on July 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to social media and extended greetings to all doctors. PM Modi shared a one-minute video montage with his voice-over hailing the role played by doctors in saving lives. He said, “Doctors are said to be another form of God and not without any reason. We can never repay their debts.” The video was accompanied by a caption full of gratitude. PM wrote, “Doctors Day greetings to all hardworking doctors who play a key role in saving lives and making our planet healthier.”
Doctors Day greetings to all hardworking doctors who play a key role in saving lives and making our planet healthier. pic.twitter.com/5yFw2nNofV
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 1, 2022
National Doctors’ Day was established by the Government of India back in 1991 in honour of the birth and death anniversary of the physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. Since then, July 1 in India is marked as National Doctor’s Day to show gratitude to all doctors.
On the occasion, Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, remembered Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy and expressed gratitude to all the doctors for their role in alleviating human suffering, saving lives and enabling people to lead healthy lives.
Thanking doctors for their role during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vice President said, “The tireless efforts and selfless sacrifices our doctors have made since the onset of COVID-19 pandemic will always be remembered.”
On #DoctorsDay, I pay my humble tributes to renowned physician Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy on his birth anniversary & express my deepest gratitude to all the doctors for their role in alleviating human suffering, saving lives & enabling people to lead healthy lives. #ThankYouDoctors
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) July 1, 2022
Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya thanked doctors for their relentless service and said, “Your sacrifice, tenacity and unwavering determination can never be compared.”
आज राष्ट्रीय चिकित्सक दिवस पर सभी चिकित्सकों को मेरी हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।
आपके त्याग, तप और अटल संकल्प की तुलना कभी नहीं की जा सकती। #ThankYouDoctors pic.twitter.com/Ek3MMYWqLc
— Dr Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) July 1, 2022
“Doctors bring health and hope”, wrote Union Home Minister Amit Shah on social media as he extended his greetings to the doctors on National Doctors’ Day. He added, “The world will never forget the efforts & sacrifices of our doctors during the toughest times of the COVID pandemic.”
Doctors bring health and hope.
On #DoctorsDay, I extend my greetings to all the hardworking doctors, who have devoted themselves towards the welfare of humanity. The world will never forget the efforts & sacrifices of our doctors during the toughest times of the COVID pandemic.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 1, 2022
Defence Minister of India, Rajnath Singh also wished the doctors’ community and said, “They have selflessly served the people by doing exceptional work, especially during the pandemic. The nation salutes their dedication and service.”
On #DoctorsDay my greetings and best wishes to the doctors’ community. They have selflessly served the people by doing exceptional work specially during the Pandemic. The nation salutes their dedication and service.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 1, 2022
Om Birla, Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha wished doctors continue the commendable job of making the world a healthier place. In a social media post, he wrote, “Best wishes to all doctors on Doctors Day. The day provides us with an opportunity to express our gratitude to the saviours of lives who are committed to the service of humanity. May our Doctors continue the commendable job of making the world a healthier place.”
Best wishes to all doctors on #DoctorsDay. The day provides us with an opportunity to express our gratitude to the saviours of lives who are committed to the service of humanity. May our Doctors continue the commendable job of making the world a healthier place.#doctorsday2022
— Om Birla (@ombirlakota) July 1, 2022
Union Minister of Law and Justice, Kiren Rijiju proudly thanked the doctors for their unwavering efforts and saluted them for their commitment. He said, “Doctors have one of the most noble professions, they serve people with utmost courage, dedication and devotion. Amidst Pandemic, doctors along with nurses and medical staff risked their lives to save others.”
Doctors have one of the most noble professions, they serve people with utmost courage, dedication & devotion. Amidst Pandemic, doctors along with nurses & medical staff risked their lives to save others. On #DoctorsDay, we salute their commitment & proudly say #ThankYouDoctors pic.twitter.com/WkGPwKyhxI
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) July 1, 2022
Member of Indian National Congress, Rahul Gandhi recognised doctors’ dedication, grit and tenacity and expressed his gratitude towards them.
This #DoctorsDay, I salute the dedication, grit and tenacity of doctors across India.
We all owe you a debt of gratitude for your service.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 1, 2022
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