Dr. Kurien

Father of the White Revolution

Can you guess, who I am referring to here. He is known as the ‘Father of the White Revolution’, the world’s largest agricultural development programme. He has founded organisations Amul, Institute of Rural Management Anand. He has been awarded Padma Vibushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. Today, he would have celebrated his 94th birthday, if he were alive. He is none other than Dr.Verghese Kurien.
Google celebrates his 94th birthday with Google Doodle on Dr.Verghese Kurien.Some other institutions under him were Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd and National Dairy Development Board. Operation Flood brought India on the global dairy production map covering over 72,000 villages in India producing milk.
The below ad of Amul captures it all-

In Dr. Kurien’s words, ‘India’s places in the Sun would come from the partnership between wisdom of its rural people and skill of its professionals’.

As an entrepreneur Kurien says- My philosophy of life is to do as much good as I can to those who are less fortunate, but I would like to live my life as a common man’.

Dr.Kurien

 

Today, on his birthday, India celebrates National Milk Day for his invaluable contribution to the dairy industry.

Image source-http://www.dudhsagardairy.coop/

 

On Twitter, you can show your appreciation to the farmers using #TweetToFarmer and #FarmersFirst.
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