World Milk Day Quick Facts

Event NameWorld Milk Day ()
Event Started01 June 2001
Event LevelInternational Day
Observed byFood and Agriculture Organization

World Milk Day Brief

World Milk Day is an international day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, which recognizes the importance of milk as a global food. It is observed on 1 June each year since 2001. The purpose of this day is to provide an opportunity to focus on activities related to the dairy sector.

World Milk Day History

World Milk Day was celebrated for the First time all over the world by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on June 01, 2001. FAO has encouraged people to adopt milk and milk products as a daily diet.

World Milk Day Objective

The Purpose of celebrating this day is to draw public attention to the usefulness of milk around the world and provide an opportunity to focus on milk and promote activities related to the milk and dairy industry. To this day, people are introduced to milk products and people are made aware of their nutritional benefits.

World Milk Day Theme(s)

  • The theme of World Milk Day 2012 was "Drink fresh milk, keep body fit, mind sharp"
  • The theme of World Milk Day 2013 was "Milk for the Prosperity and Health of the Southeast Asia Region"
  • The theme of World Milk Day 2014 was "Milk is the first food for human" and "world class nutrition"
  • The theme of World Milk Day 2015 was "Milk is the first food for human"
  • The theme of World Milk Day 2017 was "Raise a glass for milk"
  • The theme of World Milk Day 2018 was "Drink Move Be Strong"
  • The theme of World Milk Day 2019 was "Drink Milk: Today and Every Day"
  • The theme of World Milk Day 2020 was "The 20th-anniversary celebrations"
  • The theme of World Milk Day 2021 was "Sustainability in the Dairy Sector"
  • The theme of World Milk Day 2022 was "Dairy Net Zero"

More info about World Milk Day

When is National Milk Day celebrated?

The Birth anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien, the father of the white revolution in India, is celebrated as 'National Milk Day'. National Milk Day was celebrated for the first time on 26 November 2014 by the Indian Dairy Association (IDA).

Important facts related to Milk Day in India:

  • India is the world leader in milk production for the last 15 years.
  • Milk production was 398 million tonnes in the year 2011-14, which increased by 16.9 percent to 465.5 million tonnes in the year 2014-17.
  • The income of farmers was Rs 29 per liter in the year 2011-14, which increased by 13.79 per cent to Rs 33 per liter in the year 2014-17.
  • Dr. Verghese Kurien was the father of milk revolution in India.
  • For the first time in the country a new initiative named Rashtriya Gokul Mission has been taken.
  • Its objective is to conserve and develop indigenous bovine breeds.
  • Under this mission, e-Pashu Haat portal was established for the first time in the country.
  • “National Kamdhenu Breeding Centers” are being established in Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh to act as centers of excellence to develop and preserve indigenous breeds in a holistic and scientific manner.

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

Day Event Name - Event Level
01 JuneInternational Child Protection Day - International Day
01 JuneWorld Milk Day - International Day
05 JuneWorld Environment Day - International Day
08 JuneWorld Ocean Day - International Day
08 JuneWorld Brain Tumor Day - International Day
10 JuneWorld Eye donation Day - International Day
12 JuneWorld Child Labor Prohibition Day - International Day
14 JuneWorld Blood Donation Day - International Day
17 JuneWorld Desert and Drought Prevention Day - International Day
18 JuneInternational Picnic Day - International Day
18 JuneGoa Revolution Day - National Day
19 JuneWorld Ethnic Day - International Day
20 JuneWorld Refugee Day - International Day
21 JuneInternational Yoga Day - International Day
21 JuneWorld Music Day - International Day
23 JuneUnited Nations Public Service Day - International Day
23 JuneInternational Widows Day - International Day
26 JuneInternational Drug and Drug Abuse Day - International Day
29 JuneNational Statistics Day - National Day
जून का तीसरा रविवार of JuneWorld Father / Fathers Day (Third Sunday of June) - International Day

World Milk Day FAQs:

World Milk Day is observed every year on 01 June.

Yes, World Milk Day is an International Day that is celebrated every year on June all over the World.

World Milk Day started on 01 June 2001.

World Milk Day is observed every year by Food and Agriculture Organization.

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