Ahmad Mughira Nurhani, president, Print Media Association of Indonesia-PPGI (centre) was also present during the occasion.
The other members of team OPA for the year 2019 are Kushal Kumar Jain, Jain Packwell (sr vice-president); Gagandeep Singh, Pal Box Factory (vice-president); Gulshan Chawla, Navya Press (vice-president); Hans Raj Chopra, Roop Rang Printing Press (finance secretary); Amarjot Arora, Amarjot Box Factory (secretary); Manoj Kalra, Fine Packages (joint secretary). Executive Members are Nitin Malik of Nitin Packers; Arjun Pandit of Neeldhara Transfers; Bhupinder Singh of Print World; Rohan Oberai of Pacific Packers and Neeraj Kumar Gupta of Media Care.
The annual general body meeting was held during InterPrint Expo India at Chandigarh on 16 December 2018.
Before electing the new leaders, the general secretary said all the progress made by OPA has been made possible only due to team work.
OPA distributes Rs 10,00,000 to printers
The Offset Printers Association (OPA) recently distributed the grant-in-aid of Rs 10,00,000 to the delegates who visited SinoFolding Carton Exhibition at Dongguan, China in April 2018 under the banner of OPA. The visit to this exhibition was supported by the government of India, ministry of MSME, under IC Scheme. Under the scheme, 100% air fare is reimbursed to the eligible delegates.
The cheques of the grant to these 31 delegates were distributed during InterPrint Expo India at Chandigarh jointly by Dr Rajindrakumar Anayath, vice-chancellor DCR University, Murthal and Ahmad Mughira Nurhani, president, PPGI, Indonesia.
Speaking on the occasion, Kamal Chopra, general secretary, OPA, said, till date, 23 events have been organised with the support of the ministry of MSME and 963 printers have benefitted from the grant received from the government from time to time. OPA perhaps is the only association in India to distribute more than Rs 2.2 crore till date.
Dr Anayath said, “I have seen the working of this association and would like to say that OPA is the leading association working for the welfare and growth of the printing and packaging industry.”