National Milk Day Quick Facts

Event NameNational Milk Day ()
Event Started2014
Event LevelNational Day
Observed byIndia

National Milk Day Brief

National Milk Day is celebrated across the country on 26 November every year. It is noteworthy that 'National Milk Day' is celebrated on the birthday of Dr. Verghese Kurien, the father of the white revolution in India.

National Milk Day History

In the year 2014, the Indian Dairy Association (IDA) took the initiative to celebrate this day for the First time. The First National Milk Day was celebrated on 26 November 2014, in which various milk producers from 22 states participated. World Milk Day is celebrated by the United Nations on 1 June every year.

India has Achieved a growth rate of 6.28 percent in milk production in the last two years 2014-15 and 2015-16. Due to this the per capita availability of milk has increased from 307 grams per day in the year 2013-14 to 340 grams per day in the year 2015-16. In 1998, India became the largest milk producer in the world, overtaking the United States.

National Milk Day Objective

National Milk Day is celebrated to promote activities related to milk and milk industry and to create awareness among people about the importance of milk and milk products for life.

More info about National Milk Day

Biography of Dr. Verghese Kurien:

Kurien was born on November 26, 1921 in Kozhikode, Kerala. Dr. Verghese Kurien was a renowned Indian social entrepreneur and is still known as the 'Father of the White Revolution' for his 'Billion Liter Idea' (Operation Flood) - the world's largest agricultural development program - today.

Dr. Verghese Kurien is known as the 'Father of White Revolution' in India. This operation gave India more progress than America in 1998 and made it the largest producer of milk from a milk-deficient country.

Important facts about Dr. Verghese Kurien:

  • Dr. Verghese Kurien, also known as Milkman of India, made the country the world's largest producer of milk by removing the shortage of milk.
  • He established 30 institutions, which are run by various farmers and activists.
  • Kurien was instrumental in the establishment and success of the Amul brand.
  • He was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 1963 and the "World Food Prize" in 1989.
  • He was awarded the Padma Shri in the year 1965, the Padma Bhushan in the year 1966 and the Padma Vibhushan in the year 1999 by the Government of India.
  • Dr. Verghese Kurien was awarded the "Carnegie Watler World Peace Prize".
  • Dr. Verghese Kurien was also awarded the "International Person of the Year Award" of America.
  • Dr. Verghese Kurien was also awarded "Krishi Ratna Samman".
  • Dr. Verghese Kurien died on 09 September 2012 at the age of 90.

Important Days of November Month - (National Days and International Days):

Day Event Name - Event Level
10 NovemberWorld Science Day - International Day
11 NovemberNational Education Day - National Day
12 NovemberNational Bird Day - National Day
14 NovemberChildrens Day - International Day
14 NovemberWorld Diabetes Day - International Day
16 NovemberInternational Tolerance Day - International Day
17 NovemberNational Epilepsy (Apasmar) Day - National Day
17 NovemberNational Journalism Day - National Day
19 NovemberWorld Toilet Day - International Day
20 NovemberInternational Child Rights Day - International Day
21 NovemberWorld Fisheries Day - International Day
21 NovemberWorld Doordarshan (Television) Day - International Day
22 NovemberJhalkari Bai Jayanti - National Day
25 NovemberInternational Womens Violence Eradication Day - International Day
26 NovemberNational Law Day - National Day
26 NovemberWorld Environment Protection Day - International Day
26 NovemberNational Milk Day - National Day
नवंबर माह का तीसरा गुरुवार of NovemberWorld Darshan Day - International Day

National Milk Day FAQs:

National Milk Day is observed every year on 26 November.

Yes, National Milk Day is an National Day that is celebrated every year on November all over the India.

National Milk Day started on 2014.

National Milk Day is observed every year by India.

  Last update :  Tue 28 Jun 2022
  Post Views :  10886
  Post Category :  Important Days of November