Terming him as a scientist par excellence, speakers at a function held at World peace Development And Research Foundation headquarters in Noida praised Dr Verghese Kurien for his visionary approach.
“THE FATHER of 'White Revolution' Dr Verghese Kurien, who transformed India from a milk-deficient country to the world's largest milk producer and the founder of Amul, passed away after a brief illness. Kurien, 90, is survived by wife Molly Kurien and daughter Nirmala,” informed Shivaji Rao Patil, freedom Fighter and former Rajya Sabha Member, while observing two-minute silence at Dr Kurien's death.
“Dr.Verghese Kurien’s professional life was dedicated to empower Indian farmers through co-operatives which saw the birth of Amul, which became a successful cooperative model,” said Sandeep Marwah, President of WPDRF.
The former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri
established National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) to replicate the Amul model across the country and Kurien was made its chairman who led 'Operation Flood' to make India the biggest milk producing nation in the world, besides making Amul a household name.
The meeting was attended by Dr Daman Prakash, former ICA Chief, Dr. Dinesh, Chief Executive of NCUI, B. K. Mishra, MD National Federation of Fishermen’s Cooperative Ltd, R. N. Pandey, MD National Labour Cooperative Federation of India, Subhash Gupta, Chief Executive National Federation of Urban Cooperative Banks and Credit Societies Ltd, Dr. K. G. Wankhede, Chief Executive, Indian Farm Forestry Development Cooperative Ltd., M.Bhav Singh, Dy Gen. Manager TRIFED.
Members of the organization R.K.Singh, Chandra Kant Karare and Dr. Shobha Kulsreshtra were also present.