General

World Milk Day tomorrow

World Milk Day will be observed in the

country tomorrow 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.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)