Anand remembers Dr Verghese Kurien on National Milk Day
VADODARA/ ANAND,Nov26: Milk city Anand will celebrate the 95th birth anniversary of Dr Verghese Kurien on Saturday.
The Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers Union Limited, popularly known as Amul Dairy, the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation, the National Dairy Development Board and Vidya Dairy will observe National Milk Day on Saturday to mark birth anniversary of Kurien, Father of India’s White Revolution.
November 26 has become a special day in the annual calendar of the dairy sector of the country since 2014.
Two years back, all the dairy majors of the country along with Indian Dairy Association had resolved to observe November 26 as National Milk Day in the memory of Kurien, the doyen of co-operatives.
Globally, since 2001, June 1 is annually celebrated as World Milk Day after the day was designated by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization to publicize activities related to milk and milk industries and raise public awareness about the importance of milk and milk products for everyone throughout life.