September 1, 2017 by admin_kids
Topic: Dr.Varghese Kurian- The Milkman of India
Usage: Essay/paragraph for students
Target Age/Class –Children of 10-15 years, Grade 5-10
Dr.Varghese Kurian,fondly called the ‘Milk Man of India’ is considered as the father of Indian milk revolution and the master architect behind the introduction of the concept of cooperative model, farmer centric diary industry India. He is credited for making India the foremost milk producing nation in the world.
Dr.Varghese kurian was born on 26 November 1921 in Kozhikode district in Kerala. He graduated in Physics from Loyola College, Madras in 1940 and then did his mechanical engineering from the University of Madras. Later, he joined the Tata Technical Institute. He went to USA on a government scholarship to earn his Master of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan State University.He is famously known as the architect of Operation Flood—the largest dairy development programme in the world. He is the founder of the Gujarat Co- operative Milk Marketing Federation, the cooperative organization that manages the Amul food brand. Amul is a global standard truly Indian brand and involves millions of Indians and gives direct control to farmers. Dr. Kurien also lead innovation break through in diary industry like milk powder from Buffallo milk. It was he who introduced for the first time in India ,the concept of Quality packed milk making it available in more than thousand cities throughout the length and breadth of India. For his pioneering contributions, he was presented the Padmavibhooshan, Indian Second highest award in 1999. One of India’s best,Dr. Varghese Kurien passed away in 2012 at the age of 90.