Vice presidents of the AIFMP discuss diamond jubilee plans

The team of four at the helm of the All India Federation of Master Printers reveal their outlook

25 Oct 2012 | By PrintWeek India

Tushar Dhote, vice president (west), AIFMP
“I wish to continue the good work started by my predecessors and bring together print associations in western India under AIFMP’s umbrella and encourage them to participate in AIFMP activities. We will create a platform for the printers to voice their concerns and find appropriate solutions for the problems. Organising workshops, road shows and technical seminars to promote technical aspects of contemporary print technology and to spread awareness among fellow printers so that they can organise themselves to maximise the profitability of the printing industry will be one of the primary things on our agenda.”

Asok Pal, vice president (east), AIFMP
“This is a very special year for AIFMP as an organisation as we complete 60 years of existence, it will be celebrated on a grand scale. Going forward our main job will be to look after the interest of the eastern zone and to execute AIFMP’s policies to the best of our capabilities. We have a plan in place to increase the membership in the eastern zone with surveys and seminars. Our region has shown bullish growth, North East is growing because of Central Government policies. Orissa, Bihar and Jharkhand are also showing positive signs of growth. These are indicators of a successful and productive times to come.”

Nagasundar, vice president (south), AIFMP
“It is important to take steps for better co-ordination among the print associations. We should reach out to the remotest parts of the country so that the printing fraternity gets the benefit of the latest available technology. We are formulating plans to create a big conclave of printers in our region.  This will help in gauging the activities required to further the cause of the AIFMP. Another important aspect would be holding technical seminars with the sole purpose of enriching the knowledge of our fellow printers. This should be a regular affair region-wise.”

Joginder Singh, vice president (north), AIFMP
“In our first office bearers’ meeting, We have proposed establishment of the Jammu Printers Association with co-operation of the Jammu and Kashmir government. We will try to create a cluster and support technical seminars and workshops. The print industry in India is growing rapidly powered by the latest technological advancement.

This is also AIFMP’s diamond jubilee year. The last 60 years has been a long journey with its share of ups and downs. It is a landmark year which should be celebrated by honouring our predecessors who have made a substantial contribution to the Indian print industry.”