While everyone is locked inside their houses amid the coronavirus pandemic, our doctors, nurses and other paramedical staff have been performing their duties on the frontline. While a lot of people give credit to the doctors, the contribution of nurses remains overlooked. This is the reason why the International Nurses Day is celebrated on May 12 every year. The day which began in 1965 marks the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale who is the founder of modern nursing. On this day, people from all over the world thank nurses and the medical personnel for their selfless service. In the wake of the same, many Bollywood stars like Abhishek Bachchan, Kajol, Sanjay Dutt, and others took to their social media to appreciate their efforts.
Taking to Twitter Junior Bachchan shared a creative artwork and wrote alongside, "Respect and gratitude! Thank you heroes. InternationalNursesDay."
Ayushmann Khurrana shared in a statement: "This year we should all salute them for being our frontline warriors, the real heroes who are fighting coronavirus every single day and saving lives despite being the most at risk. We will be forever in debt to the nurses, the medical fraternity across India and the world for putting themselves on line and coming to work when they could also be staying safe with their families. I only want to say thank you to them and their families from the bottom of my heart."
Lauding the heroes behind the masks, Kajol tweeted, "behind that mask is a hero, who is saving the world in silence. Thank you to all those heroes, thank you to the nurses. #InternationalNursesDay."
Sanjay Dutt thanked the nurses and wrote, "So many lives have been saved because of the selfless work that our nurses and the healthcare professionals are doing. Can't thank them enough for putting their lives at risk to save the lives of others. #InternationalNursesDay."
Yami Gautaum tweeted, "Our heroes #InternationalNursesDay."
Madhuri Dixit wrote: "Along with all the other frontline workers and the entire healthcare community, we're grateful to the nurses who're putting their lives at risk to nurse the world back to health. We should value their efforts & be thankful for everything they're doing for us #InternationalNursesDay."
Dia Mirza shared: "Today we celebrate the nurses in healthcare systems across the globe that lead the fight every single day. As they risk themselves to save lives, you too can help them by Staying Home & Keeping Them Safe!#InternationalNursesDay2020 #StayHomeKeepSafe #Healthcare #CovidWarriors"
Neil Nitin Mukesh wrote: "Salute to all our SUPERHEROES who are selflessly fighting the COVID - 19 pandemic to keep us safe. They have always been the superheroes, they will continue to. HAPPY INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY #nursesday2020"
Producer Ritesh Sidhwani tweeted: "To all those superheroes in scrubs, we are with you, today & always! Thank You for the sacrifices you endure. InternationalNursesDay"
Singer Adnan Sami shared: "Wishing an infinite amount of Love and Respect to all our Nurses for the tremendous work they are doing for us. We are indebted to you beyond words. Thank you for being our extraordinary & relentless warriors with true ‘Super Powers'! #Respect #InternationalNursesDay
Producer Bhushan Kumar shared: "Saluting the nurses and acknowledging their continuous contribution towards saving lives not just today but everyday. We are grateful for your selfless service and pray for your safety. #InternationalNursesDay."
The theme of this day is decided by the International Council of Nurses (ICN). This year it has been set as 'Nurses: A Nurses: A voice to lead - Nursing the World to Health.'
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