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World Milk Day: Know the history and significance of this day


Team Udayavani, Jun 1, 2020, 5:10 PM IST

World Milk Day which is celebrated every year on June 1 was first commenced by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations to highlight the global importance of milk

The Day provides an opportunity to focus attention on milk and to publicise activities connected with milk and the milk industry. Milk has various nutrients which are necessary for the growth of the body. It makes bones stronger and gives us energy.

The first World Milk Day was held in 2001 to recognize the importance of milk as global food

This year the theme is called the 20th Anniversary of World Milk Day. 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 the communities

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.

M Venkaiah, Vice President of India, in a tweet said, “Greetings on World Milk Day.The day recognizes the importance of milk as a global food, and celebrates the dairy sector.India being the largest milk producer in the world, dairying holds a special place in our rural economy. #WorldMilkDay”


In light of the global pandemic, it is advised for organizers to host social media campaigns or online events.

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