The book has been penned by veteran journalist PPS Gill, who served as the former information commissioner of Punjab and the bureau chief of The Tribune, a prestigious newspaper published from Chandigarh. The foreword of the book is written by the famous Israeli inventor of digital printing, Benny Landa. It was released by Bandaru Dattatraya, Governor of Haryana.
Based at Ludhiana, the former president of All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP), Prof Chopra is presently serving as the chairman of World Print and Communication Forum (WPCF), the apex body of the printing world. This feat made him not only the first Indian, but the first Asian to do so.
Acknowledging his many achievements in the field of printing, his birthday on 22 October is celebrated every year as the National Printer’s Unity Day.
Speaking on the occasion Rajendrakumar Anayath, vice-chancellor, DCRUST, Murthal, said, “Prof Chopra’s contribution towards the printing industry of the country is something to be marveled at. It is a proud moment for me and the university that this book was launched here and that too by the chancellor of the university.”
“It was a pleasure for me to be invited to such a prestigious conference,” Dattatraya said. “One of the biggest highlights of this international conference, for me, was the launch of the book Imprint of a Printer.”