Dr. Kurien Award

The 'Dr. Kurien Award' has been instituted to honour individuals who have contributed significantly to the development and growth of the Indian dairy industry. This is the highest award and is given once in two years which consists of a memento, a citation and a cash prize of Rs. Two Lakhs. It is named after Dr. Verghese Kurien, who pioneered the White Revolution in India. In the early 70s, Dr. Kurien launched the Operation Flood programme, the largest project for dairy development in the world, which demonstrated how food aid could be effectively employed as an instrument of development. It is the result of Dr. Kurien’s pioneering work that the Indian dairy industry has today emerged as the largest milk producer in the world. Indeed, he can be called one of the greatest contributors to the economy of rural India. The award recognises achievement of dedicated individuals and institutions and provides impetus for further progress in every field associated with Indian dairying.


'Dr. Kurien' Awardees

Name of the Recipient
Award Year
Mr. Harichand Megha Dalaya
1991
Dr. Noshir Navroji Dastur
1992
Mr. Motibhai R. Chaudhari & Mr. Babubhai Chunilal Bhatt
1993-1994
Dr. (Miss) Amrita Patel
1995-96
Mr. Arun D. Narke
1997-98
Mr. Jashvantlal Saubhagyachand Shah
1999-2000
Mr. Sylvester Da Cunha
2001-2002
Mr. S.K. Paramasivan
2010
Mr. Mandava Janaki Ramaiah
2012
Mr. Deepak Tikku
2013
Mr. Parthibhai Galababhai Bhatol
2016
Mr. P. T. Gopalakurup
2018

Patronship

A person who has been a member of the Association with outstanding academic or professional achievements in Dairy Science and/or technology or one who has rendered signal service to the cause of the Association and/or dairying or dairy industry for many years may be awarded the Patronship of the Association. A Patron shall be nominated for life, and shall be entitled to have all the rights and privileges of a Life Member of the Association.


Patrons of Association

Name of the Recipient
Award Year
Dr. Zal R. Kothavala
1978
Mr. Tribhuvandas K. Patel
1978
Dr. Maganbhai Patel
1979
Dr. Lall Chand Sikka
1979
Dr. P. Bhattacharya
1979
Shri D.N. Khurody
1979
Dr. Verghese Kurien
1981
Mr. B. Sivaraman
1986
Dr. K.K Iya
2005
Dr. (Miss) Amrita Patel
2006
Dr. R. Nagarcenkar
2012
Prof. (Dr.) K. Pradhan
2013
Dr. R. P. Aneja
2013
Mr. Animesh Banerjee
2017
Prof. (Dr.) A.K. Srivastava
2017
Mr. R.S. Sodhi
2017
Dr. R.M. Acharya
2018
Mr. R.G. Chandramogan
2018
Dr. R.S. Khanna
2018

Fellowship

A person who is a Life member of the Association and has been a member for not less than last five consecutive years, who has actively participated in the affairs of the Association and who has rendered valuable services to dairying and dairy industry by way of research, teaching extension, administration and development may be awarded the Fellowship of the Association.


Fellowship Awardees

Name of the Recipient
Award Year
Dr. C.P. Anantha Krishnan
1978
Dr. K.P. Basu
1978
Dr. Noshir Navroji Dastur
1978
Dr. K.K. Iya
1978
Dr. H. Laxminarayana
1978
Shri Gopala Menon Gopinath
1979
Dr. G.B. Singh Kahion
1979
Dr. C. Krishna Rao
1979
Dr. Surendranath Ray
1979
Mr. A.K. Ray Chaudhuri
1979
Dr. D.S. Saraswat
1979
Prof. M.R. Srinivasan
1979
Mr. N.S. Dave
1980
Dr. M.R. Marathe
1980
Mr. Y.V. Salpekar
1980
Mr. G.M. Jhala
1986
Dr. R.P. Aneja
1989
Dr. (Miss) Amrita Patel
1989
Mr. H.M. Dalaya
1989
Dr. N.C. Ganguli
2005
Prof. K. Pradhan
2006
Mr. V.P. Gandhi
2006
Mr. Deepak Tikku
2008
Dr. B.N. Mathur
2008
Dr. V.D. Mudgal
2008
Dr. S.P. Agrawala
2008
Dr. K.G. Upadhyay
2009
Dr. T.K. Walli
2009
Mr. Sridhar K. Bhat 2010
Dr. B.K. Joshi 2010
Dr. C.S. Prasad 2011
Dr. J.V. Parekh 2011
Dr. K.T. Sampath 2011
Dr. J.B. Prajapati 2012
Mr. N.A. Shaikh 2012
Dr. H. Chennegowda 2013
Dr. M. L. Naware 2013
Mr. S.D. Pandit 2013
Dr. Suresh Kumar Singla 2013
Dr. M.P.G. Kurup 2013
Prof. G.S. Bhat 2013
Mr. Raj Kumar Porwal 2013
Dr. A. Elango 2013
Shri B.K. Ramaiah 2015
Dr. Nagaraj V Belavadi 2015
Prof. Dr. P.A. Shankar 2015
Dr. K.P. Ramesha 2015
Dr. R.S. Gandhi 2015
Mr. Ravi Shankar 2016
Dr. R. Rajendra Kumar 2016
Dr. H.K. Desai 2016
Dr. Velugoti P. Reddy 2016
Mr. K.L. Arora 2016
Mr. N.B. Marathe 2016
Dr. Bhupinder Singh 2016
Dr. P.N. Thakar 2016
Dr. B.M. Mahajan 2017
Dr. Sumit Arora 2017
Dr. D.N.Gandhi 2017
Prof. B.V. Venkateshaiah 2017
Mr. C.P. Charles 2017
Mr. Harish Kumar Gupta 2017
Dr. Ashish Kumar Singh 2017
Mr. Madhav Vasudeo Patgaonkar 2017
Mr. K Shyju Sidharthan 2017
Dr. Rajendra Kokane 2017
Prof. A.K. Bandyopadhyay 2017
Dr. N. Balaraman 2018
Dr. R. K. Malik 2018
Dr. R. Chattopadhyay 2018
Dr. P. I. Geevarghese 2018
Mr. D. V. Ghanekar 2018
Dr. Latha Sabikhi 2018
Mr. Dilip Sarda 2018

Best Dairy Woman Award

This is an annual award, instituted in 2016, is bestowed to the best dairy women — one each from all the four zones of IDA.


'Best Dairy Woman' Awardees

Name of the Recipient
Zone
Award Year
Smt. Lilly Mathew
South
2016
Smt. Manju Jakhar
North
2016
Smt. Sharda Devi
East
2016
Smt. Surekha Suresh Shegunashi
West
2016
Smt. Veda Seetaram Hegde
South
2017
Smt. Mamta Choudhary
North
2017
Smt. Suman Kumari
East
2017
Smt. Ramilaben Govindbhai Patel
West
2017
Ms. Jini P. B.
South
2018
Smt. Nitu Yadav
North
2018
Smt. Rubi Thakur
East
2018
Smt. Prachi Abhaya Patil
West
2018