We’re all revved up to come together for the 2nd edition of the National Milk Day bike rally to pay tribute to Dr. Verghese Kurien, the milkman of India. Get ready to cover over 2500+ KMs, from Jammu to Gujarat to meet the farmers whose lives have been impacted by him.
Here’s how day 1 of the National Milk Day rally looked, where our riders set off on a journey of a lifetime from Satwari, Jammu. They travelled across North India to the Amul Milk Plant in Batala to honour the life of the revolutionary Dr. Verghese Kurien and meet all the farmers on the way, whose lives he has helped transform.
Day 2 commenced from the astounding Golden Temple, through the lush fields of Punjab, to reach the Rangarh Village Dairy Cooperative Society where they discovered the impact of Dr. Kurien’s work on India’s Dairy Sector. They then continued on to Wagah Border showing their support to our armed forces and were greeted with a most vivacious bhangra performance in Ludhiana. With all the excitement of the day behind them, the riders reached Chandigarh last night and will travel across Ambala and Rohtak today.
Another day, another successful and enriching experience! On day 3, our riders visited the dairy plants of brands like Verka and Vita, followed by a visit to National Dairy Research Institute in Karnal and the Rock Garden in Chandigarh. Our riders will now gear up to take on Delhi next.
Our bikers made their way to the Mother Dairy plant in Delhi followed by a quick halt at India Gate. They even visited the Amul Banas Dairy, Faridabad where they were addressed by the IDA President. Their next destination is Manesar from where they will move onwards to the royal state of Rajasthan. The sixteen bikers have a clear objective to their travels across North India and Gujarat, which is to celebrate Dr Verghese Kurien’s birthday.
Day 5 of the bike rally started with our bikers reaching Amul Mehsana Dairy at Manesar, Haryana, where they were greeted with a warm welcome. They then proceeded to Jaipur to end the day with a vibrant cultural programme. Next, their journey will take them to Ajmer and Udaipur, where they will discover the exciting activities in store for them.
In the royal state of Rajasthan, our National Milk Day rally riders travelled from Jaipur to Ajmer. Their visit took them to Saras Dairy in Jaipur to witness the contributions of the great Milkman of India. Next stop on this enriching journey, Udaipur, the city of lakes!
In #Rajasthan the National Milk Day rally travelled from Ajmer to Udaipur. At Udaipur they visited the Saras Dairy plant where they watched a cute puppet show besides other dance and music events. They enter Gujarat next
The rally that started from Jammu on 17th Nov has finally entered Gujarat through Himmatnagar. From Udaipur, they travelled to Sabar Dairy in Himmatnagar and also to Panchmahal Dairy in Godhra.
Day 9 was an ambitious #journey for our bikers. They #travelled from Himmatnagar to Palanpur at Banas Dairy then to Mehsana, then stopped at Madhur Dairy at Gandhinagar to then reach Amul Fed Dairy (AFD).
Another group of eighteen riders assembled in Bhuj from where they embarked upon the second leg of the National Milk Day bike rally. From there, they made their way to the Rann of Kutch and through Rajkot all in a day’s journey. Don’t lose track of their progress and keep coming back for updates!
The #Gujarat leg of the National Milk Day rally travelled from Rajkot early in the morning to visit some Village Cooperative Dairy Societies, meet with the locals and some channel partners. They then visited Savaj Dairy, Junagadh. Next they travel onwards in the heartland of Gujarat to Amreli and then Bhavnagar.
Our bikers on the Gujrat route of the National Milk Day bike rally visited many Village Co-operative Dairy Societies, on the way from Junagadh to Bhavnagar. They will now make their way to Surendranagr before reaching Ahmedabad to join the riders from the North India route of the rally.
Our bikers are travellers in the truest sense-- they started from Bhavnagar and came all the way to Ahmedabad to meet the Jammu leg riders who have been travelling for almost 400kms!
The two bike gangs met in the middle in Ahmedabad to complete the final leg of the race to Anand. Here, they celebrated Dr. Kurien's 97th Birth Anniversary with much fanfare and enthusiasm, bringing this incredible rally to the perfect close.
Re-live the magical, thrilling experience of our beloved bikers day-to-day in this compilation video, as they celebrate Dr. Kurien's 97th Birth Anniversary in style.
Dr. Kurien’s “billion-litre idea” gave birth to the world’s largest agricultural dairy development programme, that made dairy farming India's largest self-sustaining industry. Fondly known as the Milkman of India, Dr. Kurien is the man behind the flourishing state of Indian milk and the dairy industry.
Set off an epic journey from Jammu in the north or Bhuj in Gujarat, all culminating at Anand, to celebrate the man behind India’s Milk Revolution, Dr. Kurien.View itinerary
Inspired by Dr. Kurien’s impactful contribution to all the Indians, bikers set out on an epic journey, starting from either Jammu in the north or Bhuj in Gujarat, where all roads will lead to Anand to celebrate the man behind India’s Milk Revolution.