Lifetime Achievement Award to Vinod Jain

The West Bengal Printers’ Association (WBMPA) felicitated Vinod Kumar Jain, the founder-chairman of Kolkata-based Secure Print Solutions, with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the office of WBMPA at Kolkata.

17 May 2024 | By Charmiane Alexander

The gold-plated Proud to be a Printer pin was presented to Jain by Prof Kamal Chopra

Jain graduated in Chemical Engineering in 1970 from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.

Tunir Deb, treasurer, WBMPA, said, “Jain has held various posts in our association and contributed a lot to the welfare and development of members and other printers of the region. He remained the chairman, government relations at AIFMP for a long period and with his enormous connection with government bodies, he remained helpful and a guiding spirit for the members of our association. In the past, he remained very active at AIFMP and held many positions like vice-president (East), chairman, government relations, and chairman, finance and taxation. 

Tarun Kumar Ganguly, president, WBMPA, said, “Jain is an asset for WBMPA. He is active in social service and philanthropy and acts as a trustee in various charitable and religious organisations. He was conferred with the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2020 by IIT-Kharagpur for his distinguished and exemplary services. He is a committee member of the economic affairs and taxation committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry, Eastern Region. 

Kamal Chopra of AIFMP said, “Jain is not a person but an organisation himself. I have noticed him working tirelessly for the cause of printers of the country, being the chairman, government relations at AIFMP. He has a vision with energy and determination to accomplish the challenges of printers in the country. He has never charged any travel/stay or any other cost while working for the cause of printers at AIFMP.” 

The gold-plated 'Proud to be a Printer' pin was presented to Jain by Prof Kamal Chopra.  

Jain said, “This recognition means the world to me, and I am deeply humbled to receive such a prestigious accolade. Working unitedly, or collaboratively, is a powerful approach in any endeavour. I am not happy with what is happening at the apex body these days, I feel that instead of leg-pulling, we all must join hands for the overall growth and development of the printing and packaging industry. I am profoundly grateful to everyone who has supported me throughout my journey, whether it be mentors, colleagues, friends, or family. This award is a testament to the collective effort of all those who have believed in me and my work. I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to pursue my passion and make a meaningful contribution to my field. I promise to continue striving for excellence and to inspire others as I have been inspired. Thank you once again for this incredible honour.”