During the course of the acclaimed ‘International Conference on Printed Electronics and Smart Packaging’ held in DCRUST Murthal, the biographic book ‘Imprint of a Printer’ was released. Based on the life of the printing mogul of India Prof. Kamal Mohan Chopra, it is penned by a veteran journalist PPS Gill, who served as the former Information Commissioner of Punjab and the Bureau Chief of The Tribune – a prestigious newspaper published from Chandigarh. The foreword of the book is written by the famous Israeli inventor of Digital Printing, Benny Landa. It was released by His Excellency Shri Bandaru Dattatraya, Hon’ble Governor of Haryana.
Based at Ludhiana, the former President of All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP), Prof. Chopra is presently serving as the Chairman of World Print and Communication Forum (WPCF) which is the apex body of the printing world. This feat made him not only the first Indian, but the first Asian to do so. Acknowledging his many achievements in the field of printing, his birthday 22nd October, is celebrated every year as the “National Printer’s Unity Day.”
Speaking on the occasion Prof. (Dr.) Rajendrakumar Anayath, Vice Chancellor, DCRUST, Murthal, said, “Prof. Chopra’s contribution towards the printing industry of the country, is something to be marvelled at. It is a proud moment for me and the University, that this book was launched here and that too by the Chancellor of the University and Hon’ble Governor Mr. Dattatraya.” “It was a pleasure for me to be invited at such a prestigious conference,” said His Excellency Shri Dattatraya who was the Chief Guest at the ceremony. He further added, “One of the biggest highlight of this International Conference for me, was the launch of the book ‘Imprint of a Printer.’”