|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Nov 17: In the run-up to National Milk Day on November 26, youngsters on motorbikes started their journey from Jammu Milk Plant to meet people and visit places created and inspired by Dr Verghese Kurien. A group of sixteen young bikers kick-started their journey from Jammu milk plant in Satwari, for a 10-day ride spanning a distance of over 2000 Km, to reach their destination in Anand, Gujarat.
Their journey marks the start of celebration of Dr Verghese Kurien's 97th birth anniversary. Every year on November 26, India celebrates the birth anniversary of Dr Verghese Kurien, Father of White Revolution in India, as National Milk Day. This year, GCMMF Ltd. which markets the popular brand 'Amul', flagged off its second edition of motorbike rally. Chief Guest for the event was Shri Ramesh Kumar, IAS (Deputy Commissioner, Jammu). Along with him, Ashok Kumar Angurana (Chairman, JKMPCL) and K M Jhala (Chief Operating Officer, GCMMF Ltd.) flagged-off the mega event. Mayank Tiwari (MD, JKMPCL) and Raveen Chaudhary (Senior General Manager, GCMMF Ltd.) were also present on this occasion. K M Jalla (Chief Operating Officer, GCMMF Ltd.) welcomed the gathering and explained how Dr Kurien made India the largest milk producer in the world.
The purpose of the rally, he said, was to inspire the young generation and make them aware of Dr Verghese Kurien's contribution, for which no one else can take credit but him.