Doctors Day

Updated: Jun 30 2002, 05:30am hrs
July 1 is observed as Doctors Day in the country. It is celebrated as an opportunity to raise public awareness about doctors role in our daily lives. It is also a day when people across the country can acknowledge the commitment and dedication of medical and health care fraternity to the society. Doctors Day came into being in 1991 when the Government of India recognised July 1, the birth anniversary as well as the date of demise of famous physician, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, who was also honoured with Bharat Ratna. Incidentally, the government also confers Dr B C Roy National Awards on eminent people in medical field.

On the occasion of the Doctors Day, ITC Greeting Cards Business, in association with SOS Childrens Villages of India, has introduced an exclusive range of nine SOS CVI cards. The cards will enable one to express ones gratitude towards doctors. The exclusive range of nine designs of SOS CVI Greeting Cards will be sold directly to corporate clients and to consumers through select outlets.

Says Chand Das, chief executive, ITC-Greeting Cards Business: We are obliged to the doctors for their selfless services to mankind and for being the catalysts in bringing about social transformation. Doctors Day provides us with one opportunity to thank them and appreciate their commitment towards a better and healthy society.