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World Milk Day is observed on 1 June

World Milk Day is a day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognize theimportance of milk as a global food. It has been observed on June 1 each year since 2001. 
The day is intended to provide an opportunity to bring attention to activities that are connected with the dairy sector.

Objective of the day:
– To provide information about the need and importance of milk in a human being’s life.
– Various activities are organised on this day to raise awareness about milk and milk products.
– To celebrate the contribution of milk and dairy products in several industries, the economy and people’s lives.
– To educate people about the nutrients that are present in the milk like calcium, protein, vitamin B2, potassium, iodine, etc.
– Several promotional activities about milk and its importance are launched by the International Dairy Federation on its website online.

Milk:
Milk contains valuable nutrients and offers a range of health benefits. It is a white liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals.
Milk is not only consumed by growing children but also by the people of all age groups. It is an important part of our daily diet. It has great nourishing value and a rich source of calcium, protein, fat and vitamin C. Mainly we get milk from cows, buffaloes and from other animals like sheep, goat and camel.

Milk day in India:
The World Milk Day event does not follow a specific theme in the world. Different countries, governments, and non-governmental organisations decide their own theme.
The theme for World Milk Day 2019 in India is “Drink Milk: Today & Everyday”. 
Various campaigns are organised in India at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh and focuses on safe, hygiene milk production and consumption. 

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