National Milk Day is celebrated on 26 November each year, as a tribute to Verghese Kurien, who is also known as the Father of the White Revolution in India. Verghese Kurien pioneered Amul, the biggest producer and distributor of Milk in India, which then went on to become the biggest producer of Milk all over the world. Now days, 220 crore glasses of Milk are drunk everyday in India, and it is possible only because of Kurien. A record breaking, 164 million tonnes of Milk during 2016-2017 was produced and consumed by India, making it the greatest producer in the world. Kurien was basically responsible for the white revolution in India, and to using the country’s potential and using it in a way to make everyone prosper and progress.
Verghese Kurien was born on 26 November 1921, in Madras. He was responsible for initiating the Anand Pattern, in which the 70-80% of the money paid by the consumers of Amul Milk went to the dairy farmers. Through this plan, even the people in rural areas got their share of money and were encouraged to be more productive.
As a result, slowly, India was able to reach the heights of success in the Dairy farming and the production of Milk.