PRINT TECH WILL BOOST THE PRINTING INDUSTRY OF NORTH EAST: IT MINISTER KESHAV MAHANTA
NORTH-EAST PRINT TECH-2017 INAUGURATED
Guwahati, 8th of June, 2017:
The Second North East Print Tech-2017 organised by the Printing Technologist Consortium of North East, in association with NORTH EAST NEWSPAPER SOCIETY, has been inaugurated by the Minister of Science and Technology & IT, Government of Assam, Mr Keshav Mahanta at the Maniram Dewan Trade Centre, Guwahati today. Inaugurating Second North East Print Tech, 2017, Keshav Mahanta, Minsiter for Science & Technology and IT, Government of Assam stated that it will boost the economy of the state as it will bring together all printers, businessmen, technologists and the customers in one platform. The printing technology may be referred to be the mother of all technology and the window of knowledge.
He further stated that emergence of IT and implications of it in printing industry have changed the printing world now-a-days. The printing technologists of the NE would be benefitted by the exposure of New and latest technology of printing in this fair, he said. He also said that the Department of IT, Government of Assam will extend all possible help for the development of printing technology in the region.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri H.V. Sheth, President, Indian Printing, Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (IPAMA), New Delhi IPAMA, New Delhi stated that Assam has vast scope with regard to the printing technology and this fair will surely boost the economy of the region.
Welcoming the guests on the occasion, Mr Pranab Talukdar, President of Printing Technologist Consortium of NE said that this fair would help in creating awareness about the latest technological developments of printing technology among the people of the region.He said that it would also help in entrepreneurship development in the printing sector in northeastern region. He thanked the government of Assam for introduction of Diploma course in Printing Technology in Nalbari polytechnic.
Advisor of North East Print Tech, SR Marak offered vote of thanks on the occasion.
Mr Prabin hazarika, Chairman, Trade and Commerce, Government of Assam, Mrs Rita Saikia, MD of Genesis Printers, Mr Anil Deka, Secretary, North East Print Tech and a lot of other distinguished guests were also present on the occasion.
It is worth mentioning that Printing Technologists Consortium of North East, the premier organisation of the printing technologists of the region is devoted to the all-round development of the printing sector in the entire North-eastern region. This event is significant as there is the long history of printing in the North East, especially in Assam. ‘Orunodai, a monthly journal in Assamese was brought out as early as in 1846 from Sivasagar. Therefore, this event is expected to relive this long tradition of 170 years with a view of giving the much needed impetus to the growing printing sector.