Dibyajyoti Kalita, president of the All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP), was the chief guest of the evening, while Sarada Rajendran, wife of late M Rajendran, founder president of KMPA was the guest of honour.
In his address, O Venugopal coordinator of KMPA expressed his gratefulness to the guest of honour for attending the event despite ill-health, and blessing the gathering.
Speaking at the event, C Ravinder Reddy, vice President (south) of AIFMP, emphasised on the motivation given by KMPA to improve the printing processes in Telangana, through Telangana Offset Printing Association. He also stressed on KMPA’s support in educating the printing students in the region.
Twenty-one senior employees of KMPA members, who have completed over 35 years of service in the print industry, were awarded at the function. The names included AK Puthussery of ST Reddiar & Sons, Radhakrishnan V and EG Sasidharan of Anaswara Offset, and Narayanan Nair of Rajsree Industrial Printer.
In addition, 13 KMPA members, who have been in the print business for more than 50 years, were also felicitated for their contribution to the field of printing. The honoured names were ST Reddiar & Sons, Valavi & Co, St Francis Press, Ambal Offset Printers, Jai Hind Printers, SB Press, St Joseph’s Press, The Swaraj Printers, The Union Press, Ebenezer Printers, Vivid Offset Printers, Spartan Printers, and Viani Printings.
The celebrations also shed light on the tremendous popularity that KMPA's annual flagship conference Print and Beyond has gained.