Workshop for farmers organized
NAGPUR: Vasant Foundation has organized a workshop on production of milk and dairy products on November 26 for farmers in the region to mark the birth anniversary of Verghese Kurien, the founder of Amul and the father of White Revolution in the country. The foundation has been organizing such workshops for the farmers since past 3 years. The one day workshop, which will be free of cost, has been organized for farmers, milk providers, educated unemployed persons.
Kurien was born on 26 November 1921 in Kozhikode, Kerala. He graduated in physics from Loyola College, Madras in 1940. He helped establish the Amul cooperative in 1949, which is India’s largest food brand today. In 1979, Kurien founded the Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) and also was a president of Gujrat Co-op Milk Marketing Foundation from 1973 to 2006.
The government of India honoured Kurien with Padma Shri in 1965, Padma Bhushan in 1966 and Padhma Vibhushan in 1986 for his contribution to the nation. He was also honoured as the ‘Person of the Year’ by the American government.
According a press release from the foundation, only milk production can increase the financial condition of farmers in the country. The farmers cannot depend compeletely on the crops.