According to Kamal Chopra, general secretary, OPA, the sixth leg is going to be the longest one as it is going to cover a distance of approximately 1120 km for visiting nine cities of Rajasthan and Haryana.
Flagging off the sixth leg of Print Yatra 2018, Kushl Kumar Jain, senior vice-president, OPA, congratulated the team for its dedication and determination, pointing out that it’s not always easy to leave the business and visit places for such a social cause. “My wishes are always with the team and I do hope for the exceptional outcome from this mission,” he said.
GS Dhillon, who was the team member for fifth leg, said it was satisfying to notice the enthusiasm amongst printers of hill cities, especially meeting the members of the new association at Hamirpur with Rakesh Kumar as president, Anoop verma as general secretary and Jai Pal Sharma as finance secretary.
Hans Raj Chopra, finance secretary, OPA, said, the Print Yatra was initiated to establish networks among 250,000 printers across India. “Through this, we are motivating printers to work together, form associations and come together for overall benefit of the printing industry. The project was initiated in 2010 and until 2016, we have visited 90+ cities and covered approximately 11,000 km in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and parts of South India. It is worth mentioning that due to these efforts, 51 new printers’ associations have emerged, mostly in Northern region,” he added.
Nitin Malik elaborated that during the 2018 edition of Print Yatra, four new printers associations emerged at Samrala and Rup Nagar (Punjab), Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh) and Chandigarh.