For the first time in the history of India's dairy sector, all the dairy majors have joined hands to celebrate November 26 as National Milk Day in the memory Dr Verghese Kurien, Father of India's White Revolution.
The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), Indian Dairy Association (IDA) along with around 22 state level milk federation's including Gujarat's own - Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) that markets brand Amul will celebrate National Milk Day this Wednesday- Kurien's 93rd birth anniversary.
AMUL is one of the leading milk producers in the country founded by Kurien. Other than that, similar organisations owned and managed by Kurien includes Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), IRMA and NDDB. Milk powder processed from buffalo milk was the a notable invention by AMUL. Seeing his achievements with AMUL, then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri appointed him as the founder chairman of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) in 1965. From 2006 to 2011, he also served as the first Chancellor of the University of Allahabad.