The event will be co-organized by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, the NDDB, and other institutions established by Dr Kurien, according to a statement from the Ministry of Animal Husbandry and Dairying.
Since 2014, November 26 has been observed as ‘National Milk Day’ to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Kurien, widely regarded as the father of India’s white revolution. Few people are aware that Kurien also founded 30 or more institutions that are all administered by farmers.
Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister for Animal Husbandry and Dairy, will inaugurate and launch the IVF Labs in Dhamrod, Gujarat, and Hesaraghatta, Karnataka. Rupala will also present National Gopal Ratna Awards to the country’s Best Dairy Farmer producing indigenous cattle/buffalo breeds, Best Artificial Insemination Technician, and Best Dairy Cooperative Society (DCS), Milk Producer Company, and Dairy Farmer Producer Organization.
According to the announcement, the Department’s ‘Iconic Week,’ a week-long celebration of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, would conclude with the celebration of National Milk Day.