- PM Modi called to express gratitude and encourage doctors
- Doctors’ Day marks the birth and death anniversary of Dr BC Roy
- The theme for Doctors' Day this year is 'Save The Saviours'
New Delhi: On the occasion of National Doctors’ Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to social media and extended greetings to all doctors. In a tweet, PM said that India has made remarkable strides in the world of medicine, and has also contributed to making our planet healthier. The Prime Minister also shared an excerpt from his monthly radio address, “Mann ki Baat”, where he remembered eminent physician Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, whose birth anniversary is celebrated as National Doctors’ Day in India.
We are all grateful for the contribution of the doctors during corona times. Without bothering about their own life, our doctors have taken care of us. That’s why National Doctors’ Day becomes even more special, PM Modi is heard saying in the clip from the monthy radio programme.
Quoting Hippocrates, one of the most respected people in the world of medicine, he said,
Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love for humanity. Doctors can take care of us due to the power of this love. So, it becomes our responsibility that we express our gratitude with the same love and encourage them.
On Doctors Day, my greetings to all doctors. India's strides in the world of medicine are commendable and have contributed to making our planet healthier.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 1, 2021
President Ram Nath Kovind called to celebrate the day as a tribute to the dedication of doctors who leave no stone unturned in saving lives.
“Let’s celebrate #NationalDoctorsDay as a tribute to dedication of doctors to treat the ill to the best of their ability. In Covid-19 times, their service has gone beyond the call of duty. We are deeply indebted to these selfless angels who have risked their lives to save ours”, he wrote on social media.
Let’s celebrate #NationalDoctorsDay as a tribute to dedication of doctors to treat the ill to the best of their ability. In Covid-19 times, their service has gone beyond the call of duty. We are deeply indebted to these selfless angels who have risked their lives to save ours.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 1, 2021
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu too acknowledged the selfless service of the doctors working round-the-clock to save others’ lives by risking their own. Mr Naidu made a fervent plea to follow COVID appropriate behaviour to ease the pressure on the medical fraternity.
On this Doctors' Day, I salute all members of the medical fraternity for rendering selfless service and working round-the-clock to save others' lives by risking their own. #DoctorsDay
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) July 1, 2021
Home Minister Amit Shah also hailed doctors’ heroic efforts to serve humanity irrespective of the odds.
“Being a doctor is a pledge to serve mankind. On National Doctor’s Day, we salute the heroic efforts of our courageous doctors who left no stone unturned to serve humanity irrespective of the odds. Time and again, we have witnessed their selfless efforts towards society,” he tweeted.
Being a doctor is a pledge to serve mankind.
On National Doctor’s Day, we salute the heroic efforts of our courageous doctors who left no stone unturned to serve humanity irrespective of the odds. Time and again, we have witnessed their selfless efforts towards society.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 1, 2021
“We are indebted”, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, in a tweet, as he thanked the doctors for their relentless and selfless service.
#ThankYouDoctors for every single moment you spend in saving lives.
We are indebted.
हर उस पल के लिए जो आप किसी का जीवन बचाने में लगाते हैं- #ThankYouDoctors
हम आपके आभारी हैं।
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 1, 2021
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal shared a small video clip thanking the doctors for working round-the-clock especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Saluting the fraternity, CM Kejriwal said, “We cannot repay this debt.”
कोरोना महामारी में हमारे डॉक्टर्स ने कई-कई दिनों तक बिना सोए दिन-रात लोगों की सेवा की है, हम उनका ये कर्ज़ ताउम्र नहीं चुका सकते।
#NationalDoctorsDay पर हमारे सभी डॉक्टर्स को सलाम जिन्होंने इस महामारी में लाखों लोगों की जान बचाकर उनके परिवारों को बिखरने से बचाया। pic.twitter.com/BS7etnb41Y
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 1, 2021
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan also acknowledged the selfless nature of the medical fraternity and paid tribute to saviours of humankind. Dr Vardhan also expressed his condolences for those who lost their lives while answering call of duty.
#COVID19 has only reaffirmed God-like selflessness of doctors!
On #NationalDoctorsDay I join the country to pay tribute to saviours of humankind for their tireless service & express deepest condolences for those who lost their lives while answering call of duty.@MoHFW_INDIA pic.twitter.com/6wlHgr2P4w
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) July 1, 2021
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