The country observes November 26 as National Milk Day since 2014 to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Verghese Kurien, the father of India’s white revolution.
This year is also the birth centenary year of Dr. Kurien, also known as the ‘Milk Man of India’, who was the man behind Operation Flood-known as the world’s largest agricultural program.
In addition to establishing numerous institutions that are run by various farmers and workers, Dr.Kurien played a key role in the establishment and success of the popular dairy brand Amul.
Incidentally, India is the world’s largest milk producer, with 22 percent of global production, followed by the United States of America, China, Pakistan, and Brazil.
This year, as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Union government is commemorating National Milk Day by distributing National Gopal Ratna Awards in a ceremony at the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) campus in Anand.