Friday, November 26, 2021, marks the a hundredth birth anniversary of Dr Verghese Kurien, who’s also referred to as the ‘Father of White Revolution’ within the nation. Every year since 2014, Kurien’s birth anniversary has been noticed because the National Milk Day.
The late social entrepreneur, who was born on November 26, 1921, in current day- Kozhikode, Kerala, performed an instrumental function in making India the biggest milk producer on the planet. He was additionally the brains behind ‘Operation Flood,’ which led to dairy farming changing into the nation’s largest self-sustaining trade, in addition to the biggest rural employment sector.
Kurien additionally helped arrange the Amul cooperative society in 1946, in Gujarat’s Anand, and, in later years, grew to become synonymous with it.
These, together with additional contributions to the dairy trade, earned Kurien the moniker of the ‘Father of White Revolution’ and the ‘Milkman of India.’ He was thus a recipient of a number of awards, together with the Padma Vibhushan (1999), World Food Prize (1989), Krishi Ratna (1986), Padma Bhushan (1966), Padma Shri (1965), Ramon Magsaysay Award (1963) and so forth.
This year, as half of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Union authorities will commemorate the National Milk Day by distributing the National Gopal Ratna Awards in a ceremony on the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) campus in Anand.
Parshottam Rupala, the Union minister for Animal Husbandry and Dairy, will confer the awards to the winners in varied classes.