Brand new press to print Guru Granth Sahib

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) will set up a fully computerised four-colour offset press to print copies of the Guru Granth Sahib at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib Complex in New Delhi.

20 Aug 2018 | By PrintWeek India

The Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib near Parliament House in New Delhi

In a press statement, Manjit Singh GK, president, DSGMC, said, “The new printing press will have the capacity to print 15,000 pages per day which will meet the growing demand of the holy book worldwide, mainly among overseas Sikh devotees."

He said the new machine will replace the 20-year-old two-colour printing press which has so far published around 1 lakh copies of the text.

“The DSGMC will set up the new machine at a cost of around Rs 8 crore in an attempt to keep pace with the latest printing technology. It will be made available to Sikh devotees on subsidised rates. Sikh literature, calendar and diaries will also be published in the new printing press," he said.

The new printing press will be set up at newly constructed Guru Granth Sahib Bhawan in Gurdwara Rakab Ganj complex.

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandak Committtee Amritsar (SGPC) and DSGMC Delhi have exclusive and legal rights for the publication of the authentic version of the Guru Granth Sahib along with other Gurmat literature (philosophy of the Gurus) worldwide.

The SGPC and DSGMC are the world's largest publisher of Sikh religious books and literature.

(Courtesy The Tribune)