The Milkman of India
Finishes education in India.
Leaves for the US on a scholarship.
Returns. Works for a government creamery.
Finds the job unchallenging.
Joins Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd.
Helps set up their processing plant.
And hence marks the birth of Amul.
Architect of Operation Flood.
Father of the White revolution.
Masterminds the world’s largest dairy development program.
And makes India the greatest milk producer in the world.
The Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 1963.
The Padma Shri in 1965.
The Padma Bhushan the following year.
The World Food Prize in 1989.
The International Person of the Year in 1993.
And the Padma Vibhushan in 1999.
Dr. Varghese Kurien
THE MILKMAN OF INDIA.
Gave a rural nation its identity.
Gave over 10 crore farmers their future.
And the world, “A TASTE OF INDIA”.