World Milk Day Quick Facts
|World Milk Day ()
|01 June 2001
|Food 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.