Printing press plays a vital role in reformation: BOSEM chairman
AIFMP member Krishnan on behalf of all the printing press groups of Manipur appealed to the various government departments to directly deal with the printing houses, instead of giving a contract to a third party.
BOSEM chairman Akham Joykumar on Wednesday expressed the need of maintaining the quality of printing and speed while publishing a book. He also asserted that the printing press plays a vital role in reformation as most useful knowledge is shared through books, newspapers or pamphlets.
He was delivering the chief guest speech during the felicitation of the president of All Manipur Press Association (AMPA) Senjam Surjit Singh for getting elected as the vice-president (East) of All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) for 2021-22, at a programme held at Manipur Press Club in Imphal.
Showing happiness at Surjit being selected as the vice-president (East) of AIFMP, he further expressed the hope that the AIFMP will continue to give more posts to the publishers of Manipur as many of them have the qualities of being prominent publishers.
Addressing the function of GC member of AIFMP, Kh Krishnan raised concern that with the society moving fast towards digitisation, the business of commercial printing in Manipur has started facing a gradual downfall.
However, the demand for printing of packaging is on the rise with the increase in the manufacturing of packaging food products or other items, he pointed out.
Printing of packaging materials has become a primary source for the survival of printing presses in the state, he said, appealing to the entrepreneurs of the state to give printing related contract works to the publishing houses and printing press based in Manipur.
He also informed that the printing press in the state has also acquired all the latest printing technology and well trained staff as well.
Krishnan on behalf of all the printing press groups of Manipur appealed to the various government departments to directly deal with the printing houses, instead of giving a contract to a third party.
Such steps will help in giving more advantages to both the government departments and the printing houses, he added.
The function was also attended by chief advisor of AMPA L Kumar Singh as president, secretary of BOSEM S Mangijao Singh and former president of All Manipur Working Journalists' Union (AMWJU) Bijoy Kakchingtabam as guest of honour.