World Milk Day is celebrated every year on June 1 with the aim to increase awareness about milk and cows and its importance as a global food. United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation first celebrate the day in the year 2001. This year the initiative completes its 20th year and that’s the reason the theme is ‘the 20th Anniversary of World Milk Day.’
The day encourages the benefits of Milk dairy products related to Food, health and nutrition, effectiveness and attainability, and the passion of the sectors and commitment to feeding our communities.
The day have great importance in India as in the last few years the country has become the largest producer of milk in the world with more than 150 million tonnes of production and per capita availability of more 300 grams per day.
Milk and dairy are a major part of lives in India and Milk day gives them the opportunity to discuss various aspects of milk and dairy products which is a very common source of consumption in the country.
Taking to Twitter, Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah said, “Greetings on World Milk Day to each person. The day recognizes the importance of milk as a global Healthy food and celebrates the dairy sector as well. India is the largest milk food producer in the world, dairying holds a special place in our rural economy”.
However, this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, no major events have been celebrating by the committee. The Global Dairy Platform has been asking the participants to talk about the benefits of Milk and along with the problems in accessing dairy products in many parts of the world.