June 1 is observed as World Milk Day with the aim to raise awareness about milk and its importance as a global food. National Dairy Development Board will also observe this day. World Milk Day is been observed on June 1 each year since 2001.
World Milk Day in India especially is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm. Milk and dairy are a major part of lives in India and this day gives them the opportunity to discuss various aspects of milk & dairy products in India.
This year, the initiative has completed 20 long years, the theme is simply called ‘the 20th Anniversary of World Milk Day’. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no major events have been organised by the committee but the Global Dairy Platform has been asking the participants to talk about the benefits of dairy and along with highlighting the problems in accessing milk and dairy products in several parts of the world.
The day encourages the benefits of dairy products related to health and nutrition, effectiveness and attainability, and the passion of the sectors and commitment to feeding our communities.