OPA covers 14 cities during first leg of Print Yatra 2018

The 2018 edition of Print Yatra, initiated by the Offset Printers Association (OPA), has completed its first leg, during which it covered 14 cities traversing a distance of approximately 800km.

01 Jun 2018 | By Rahul Kumar

Organised by OPA, Print Yatra is a social awareness road show for the printers to guide them about the latest developments.

The first leg of Print Yatra 2018 started from Ludhiana on 26 May.

“The idea behind the initiative is to network with the printers located in various parts of the country, who are working in constant isolation, given the fact that Indian printing industry is still an unorganised sector,” Kamal Chopra, General Secretary, OPA, said.

He added that with the current number of print shops estimated at 250,000, Indian printers still lack networking with each other. “With this visit, we persuade printers to form associations so that there can be effective networking. Such networking is required not only to understand the common problems and facilities offered by the government but also for the overall growth of this industry,” he added.

Starting at Ludhiana on 26 May, the Print Yatra visited Jagraon; Moga; Talwandi; Faridkot; Sri Mukatsar Sahib; Jalalabad; Fazilka, Abohar, Malout with night stay at Bathinda.

On 27 May, it started again from Bathinda and covered Barnala, Sangrur, Dhuri, Samana, Patiala and Malerkotla before reaching back Ludhiana.

During the second leg on 2and 3 June, the Print Yarta 2018 will cover Nawan Shahr, Hoshiarpur and some parts of Himachal Pradesh.

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