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Manav Rachna International School, Ludhiana observed Doctor’s Day on 1st July, 2015. The students with happy faces joined back after spending their refreshing summer vacation. Doctor’s Day is celebrated on July 1 all across India to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. This observance fulfills a need to show the doctors and physicians in our lives how important they are to us and how invaluable their treatments are that cure us.

Ms. Poonam Saxena, Counselor of team MRIS welcomed the children with a Doctor’s Day speech in the morning assembly and gave a Power Point Presentation on Doctor’s Day to share the significance and the idea behind the Doctor’s Day. She shared how the term Doctor’s Day emerged. She also enlightened students about the idea behind the Doctor’s logo and the importance of a Doctor in our life. The school doctor’s presence in the assembly created a sense of admiration among the children. The children thanked the doctor for helping them in all types of aches and daily health problems with which they suffer. The school doctor visited the Early Years’ students to apprise them regarding the Doctor’s Day. He told the children about the importance of first aid and necessary items required in the kit. The doctor shared his duties with the children and the role of a doctor. He made them comfortable so that the children do not hesitate to visit him. The doctor did a role-play activity where he asked a student to play the role of a doctor and others acted like his patients. He gave them the opportunity of wearing his stethoscope which helped them to get involved in the act thoroughly. The students felt the doctor’s stethoscope with great excitement.

Ms Shilpi Gill, Vice-Principal at Manav Rachna International School, addressed the children and welcomed them back in the morning assembly. She discussed the importance of doctors in our life. She encouraged the students to see a doctor in any case of emergency and shared her childhood experience of being afraid of painful injections and the difficulty she faced while swallowing a pill. It was to motivate the children so that they should visit the doctor without any hesitation, whenever they feel the need. Ms. Gill, was very interactive with the children and asked them about the new things they had learnt during vacation. The students shared the fondness of “Joy in June”, the holiday homework booklet given to them for spending their vacation effectively. Ms. Gill made sure that the students were comfortable on the first day of school and requested staff members to cooperate with the children in every possible way. The team MRIS always puts a step forward to make the school a happy zone for all; as well as keep enlightening the students about the importance and significance of various occasions in our life, like the essentiality of Doctor’s Day.