Sandip Kumar Sanyal and A Karmeham receive Print Shree Award 2024

At the executive meeting of the Offset Printers Association (OPA), held on 26 January 2024 at Ludhiana, the house presented the Print Shree Award for 2024 to the print veterans Sandip Kumar Sanyal and A Karmeham.

27 Jan 2024 | By Aditya Ghosalkar

(l) Sandip Kumar Sanyal; (r) A Karmeham

The OPA has recognised Sandip Kumar Sanyal as the print leader of Eastern India and bestowed him with the Print Shree Award 2024. The recognition is a result of his activities and commendable endeavours towards generating awareness about the latest innovations and technologies in the East. Also, he is instrumental in conducting the Eastern Print Pack under the aegis of the West Bengal Master Printers Association (WBMPA).

Another recipient of the Print Shree Award for 2024 is the chartered president of the Salem (a district in Tamil Nadu) Offset Printers Association, A Karmeham. He is known for his work on the history of Ziegenbaig at Tarangambadi and the museum concentrates on the impact of Tamil printing history exhibiting machines and accessories from the 19th century. He has done a lot for the improvement of the printing industry of Tamil Nadu, by procuring the UDR worth INR 2.3-crore in 1987-1992. Humble in nature, Karmeham has been selflessly working for the cause of printers in Salem.

Chairman of the World Print & Communication Forum (WPCF) and the brainchild of the ongoing Print Olympiad, Kamal Mohan Chopra said, “OPA remains vigilant and active to recognise the personalities genuinely working for the cause of the printing and packaging sector. Print Shree Award is conferred to a veteran for recognising his endless gallant contributions to the development of the printing sector.”

Gagandeep Singh, vice-president, OPA added, “OPA took up the challenge and instituted awards for recognition of the print luminaries in the year 1998, to honour such revolutionaries of the print world who with their determination and willpower have transformed the printing in India.”

According to a press release by OPA, the bestowment comprises: a plaque, shawl, siropa (a robe of honour) and citation, and will be conferred during the glittering function of OPA sometime later.

Kushl Kumar Jain, senior vice-president, OPA said, “Printing is the mother of all revolution and is the greatest invention of mankind to date. Unfortunately, the talent and hard work of selfless working people remains unrecognised. And, it is a humble effort of OPA to recognise the talent of the deserving persons of print society.”