26 November: National Milk Day

  • 26 Nov 2021

  • Every year since 2014, Dr Verghese Kurien’s birthday (26 November) is observed as National Milk Day.
  • This year (November 26, 2021), marks his 100th birth anniversary.
  • Dr Verghese Kurien is known as the ‘Father of White Revolution’ and ‘Milkman of India’ for his role in making India the largest milk producer in the world. He was also the brains behind 'Operation Flood,' which led to dairy farming becoming the country's largest self-sustaining industry, as well as the largest rural employment sector.
  • Kurien also helped set up the Amul cooperative society in 1946, in Gujarat's Anand.