Today, 26th November is National Milk Day.Today, 26th November is observed as 'National Milk Day'. It is the day on which the 'Milk man of India' Dr. Varghese Kurian was born in the year 1921. He was an Engineer and a social reformer. He made revolutionary change in the Milk production sector of this country. He organized milk production sector in the form of co-operative set up and lakh of farmers got benefited from that. A set up called Dairy Development Board was established under his leadership and was made its Chairman. And he continued in that position for 34 years. About 30 farmers' organizations were established and several farmers benefited from them. Famous "Amul" is his brain child. Now it is a world famous brand name in milk products.
Government of India recognized him by awarding Padmashree, Padmabhushan and Padma vibhooshan. He had received World Good Prize in 1989 and Magsassay award in 1963. Dr. Kurien passed away on 9th Sept. 2012.
FAO celebrate June 1st as International Milk Day.