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‘Doctors are called an embodiment of God, for good reason’



Ms. Sinia Sajith, Principal

Apeejay School, Model Town, Jalandhar celebrated the occasion of National Doctors Day, on July 1.

According to the Indian Medical Association (IMA), about 798 doctors lost their lives in the second wave of Coronavirus. As many as 128 doctors lost their lives in Delhi itself, and 115 perished to the virus in Bihar. The apex body has announced the formation of the IMA Benevolent Fund devoted to its member doctors who died while serving on Covid-19 duty.

Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote, “India is proud of the efforts of all doctors in fighting Covid-19.”

On the occasion of National Doctors Day, to give them their due, the students of Apeejay School, Model Town, Jalandhar, celebrated it by felicitating doctor parents virtually. The students put together a colourful event to mark the day.

Through songs, posters, cards and digital presentations, students expressed their gratitude towards doctors. Prominent alumni doctors of the city and parents attended the event. 

When they save a life, doctors are perceived as gods by their patients, especially during these challenging times of a pandemic. Every year on July 1, National Doctors Day is celebrated to thank and acknowledge the invaluable work, commitment and passion that doctors display. On this day, the world honours them for their dedicated service towards mankind.

The day is observed to honour the birth and death anniversary of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, who was a great physician and second chief minister of West Bengal. He was born on July 1, 1882 and died at the age of 80 on the same date (July 1) in 1962.

This day shows gratitude to doctors who have selflessly aided people in time of need and tirelessly worked for the health of their patients.

Explains Ms Sinia Sajith, Principal of Apeejay School, Model Town, Jalandhar: “National Doctors day is celebrated across India on 1st of July every year. This year the staff and students joined our extended Apeejay family that included our alumni in paying our deepest respects and gratitude to all doctors.”

“With the entire world suffering from a terrible pandemic, doctors have been at the forefront of this crucial battle. We acknowledge the sacrifices done by the entire medical fraternity and salute the more than 700 doctors (and their families) who made the supreme sacrifice while taking care of the patients,” she added.

Dr. Saurabh Uppal, leading Paediatrician and an alumni of the school, in his address, stated that Apeejay School, Model Town, had instilled values of hard work, teamwork, respect and dedication thus enabling him to lay the foundation to his dreams and success.

Dr. Suhaani Sareen, another alumni of the school, emphasised on the importance of persistent hard work. She urged the students to continue working towards their goals, giving attention to each small step being taken during their student days.

Along with Apeejay School, the entire nation paid tribute to those doctors who ensured that India did not succumb to challenges that Covid-19 brought.

“Humanity will forever be indebted to the doctors for being the saviours of mankind.” 

– Ms. Sinia Sajith, Principal


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