World Milk Day is being observed in the country today (Tuesday) as elsewhere in the world.
In 2001, World Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations announced June 1 as World Milk Day.
Since then the day is being observed every year to uphold the importance of milk as global food and encourage people in including milk and dairy product in daily meals.
The theme of the day of this year is ”Sustainability in the dairy sector with messages around the environment, nutrition and socio-economics.”
Department of Livestock Services under Fisheries and Livestock Ministry will observe the day across the country, said a press release today.
As part of the observance, Milk Week will be observed from June 1 to 7. Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim will formally inaugurate the programme of the Milk Day and Milk Week 2021.
Consciousness raising campaign will be conducted different city points including Khamarbari intersection here through well-decorated vehicles, t-shirt and milk will be distributed.
A seminar will be arranged tomorrow under the joint arrangement of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and Department of Livestock Services marking the World Milk Day.
As part of the weeklong programme, poor people will be fed milk free, livestock offices will conduct campaign to provide suggestions in dairy product diversification at district and upazila level, exhibition of livestock will be arranged and livestock treatment and vaccination campaign will be carried out and worm medicines for livestock will be distributed free.
Media dialogue and consciousness raising campaign will be arranged.