The National Doctor’s day is celebrated on July 1st and many took to social media to share heartwarming wishes for the doctors who are working tirelessly. Today, Actors Genelia Deshmukh and Riteish Deshmukh pledged to donate their organs.
Genelia Deshmukh shared a video on Instagram where both of them say they have decided to give the greatest gift of life. The caption reads as, “@riteishd and me have been thinking about it for a long time but unfortunately didn’t get down to doing it. Today on Doctor’s Day we pledge to donate our organs. We want to thank Dr Nozer Sherier and FOGSI for inspiring us. The greatest gift you can give someone is ‘The gift of life’. We urge you all to take a part in this initiate and pledge to save lives, pledge to donate your organs.”
The National Doctor’s Day is celebrated in the memory of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, a former Chief Minister of West Bengal and a well-known physician. He was born on July 1, 1882, and died on the same date in 1962, aged 80 years. Dr Roy was honoured with the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna, on February 4, 1961.