A tribute to the man who brought Anand to India


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A tribute to the man who brought Anand to India

  1. 1. Dr.Verghese Kurien
  2. 2. Dr. Verghese Kurien  Born: 26 November 1921 @ Calicut Then Madras Province, British India.  Alma mater: University of Madras, Michigan State University. Family: Wife- Molly Daughter- Nirmala
  3. 3. His Contributions  an Indian engineer and renowned social entrepreneur, best known as the "Father of the White Revolution“.  Major Contribution- the world's largest dairy development programwhich helped India become the largest milk producing nation.  with about 17 percent of global output in 2010– 11, from being a milk-deficient economy, which in 30 years doubled the milk available per person, and which made dairy farming India’s largest self-sustainable rural employment programme.
  4. 4. Contd…  He founded around 30 institutions of excellence.  Notable are Anand Milk Union Limited (Amul), Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA).  His achievements with the Amul dairy led Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shashtri to appoint him founder-chairman of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) in 1965, to replicate Amul's "Anand model" nationwide.
  5. 5. Career Growth…  After his master's degree, and was quickly deputed to the Government of India's experimental creamery, at Anand in Gujarat.  Was pursuaded to stay back at Anand by Tribhuvandas Patel, his mentor and friend who had brought together Kheda's farmers as a cooperative union to process and sell their milk, a pioneering concept at the time.  in 1965 Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, created theNational Dairy Development Board (NDDB) to replicate the program nationwide citing Kurien's "extraordinary and dynamic leadership" upon naming him chairman.
  6. 6. Contd…  Kurien was mentioned by the Ashoka Foundation as one of the eminent present Day Social Entrepreneurs.  Played a key role in many other organizations, ranging from chairing the Viksit Bharat Foundation, a body set up by the President of India, to chairman of the Board of Governors of Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA).  Kurien's life story is chronicled in his memoir I Too Had a Dream.
  7. 7. The Manthan…   Film-maker Shyam Benegal, then an advertising  executive who used to write the copy for Amul's  brand, would be so inspired by Kurien while on tours  with him, that he conceived a movie with actors  enacting the story of Kurien's work,  called Manthan (the churning of the 'milk ocean').  Not able to finance it, Benegal was helped by Kurien  who hit upon an idea of getting each of his half a  million farmers to contribute a token two rupees for  the making of the movie.   It was critically acclaimed and went on to win  national awards in 1976-77.
  8. 8. The Amul Girl…