131st birth anniversary of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, the second chief minister of West Bengal has been celebrated in Durgapur along with the entire state and country on yesterday. Celebration of the birth anniversary of Dr. B.C.Roy is of great significance for the people of Durgapur, because the industrial town of Durgapur had been the brain child of Dr. Roy.
Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy was born on July 1, 1882 at Bankipore in Patna, Bihar and died on the same date in 1962. So in that way, July 1st is both his birth and death anniversary.
Durgapur Municipality Corporation (DMC) organized a function at the Information Centre in DMC’s City Centre office. A separate function was organized by the B.C.Roy Memorial Committee in front of Netaji Bhavan. The dignitaries present in the function reminisce the contribution of Dr. B.C.Roy in giving Durgapur a permanent place in the map of India.
Durgapur Steel Plant organized three separate functions to commemorate the birth anniversary, of the great visionary, Dr. B.C.Roy. At Ispat Bhavan, the administrative building of Durgapur Steel Plant, CEO of DSP Mr. P.K. Singh garlanded the statue of Dr. Roy in the buildings’ ground floor. Mr. Singh describes Dr. Roy as the founder of modern Bengal. He also reminded that all those who are directly or indirectly linked with DSP must not forget that they all are here because of this great visionary man who dreamt of establishing a steel plant here.
The day is also celebrated as Doctor’s Day in the entire country, because of the fact that Dr. Roy was a legendary doctor. Functions were organized at DSP’s Main Hospital in Steel Township.
Many NGO’s also organized, functions at various places in Durgapur, to celebrate the birth anniversary of Dr. Roy, the founder of Durgapur. A blood Donation Camp was organised by B.C.Roy Co-operative and SD Hospital Durgapur on account of the birth anniversary of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.