During the special General Body meeting, The Association of Printers organized a seminar on protection and preservation of Environment. The seminar was held at Batala Club on 18th August under the chairmanship of Mr. Hardip Singh Bhatia, President. Prof. Kamal Chopra, Chairman PAMEX was the Chief Guest.
Harbakhash Singh, former President of the association presented the environment issue and said, in order to ensure a sustainable future, we all need to assume responsibility for our actions and commit ourselves for creating positive social and environmental changes. He said, it is a monumental task and education is the only key to make it happen. A healthy environment and availability of enough natural resources ensures sustainability of life on earth. Small adaptation in our lifestyle can contribute towards shrinking of our individual Carbon footprints, S Harbakhash Singh said.
S Gurmukh Singh, presented his talk on the water pollution problems and said, clean and healthy water is the prime requirement, but we are all responsible for the adulteration in this remarkable gift of nature. Ground water is being affected because of our living systems. There is need for rain water harvesting and at the same time the system of irrigation needs to be altered. We must take lesson Israel and start drip irrigation everywhere, which will not only save the water but is the proved best way of cultivation.
In his presentation, Prof. Chopra stressed the need of working together in a cluster and to adopt the latest techniques and machinery to remain competitive in the market. Producing in largest possible quantities at minimum possible cost, and to reduce the wastages is the only secret of success. Our survival depends on either working together or producing something different to remain unaffected from the global competition. Prof. Chopra suggested the means and methods to produce different from the present machines and materials to avoid the growing competition.
More than 85 printers from the city and surrounding areas were present during this meeting. Earlier welcoming the gathering Mr. Hardip Singh Bhatia said, it is our honour that printers in such a large number are present today, we are gathered here to know and understand the future printing and how to cope with the increasing pressure. He said, Batala is small town and we are facing stiff competition not only within ourselves but from the neighbouring bigger cities also.
Prof. Kamal Chopra said, to boost the knowledge it is essential to visit exhibitions and trade shows concerning our stream. Exhibitions are just like knowledge centres, where you can learn the latest techniques and ways and means to withstand the increasing competition. He invited the printers to visit PAMEX going to be held at Mumbai during on 6-9 January, 2020. It is your own show and we can discuss the problems being faced by the printers of small cities during this show at Mumbai. He thanked and appreciated the management of the association for the idea for promoting PAMEX during special General Meeting, without any financial liabilities. I wish this message may spread a long way and each and every affiliate association of AIFMP may promote the event during their meetings and other activities.
Among others the meeting was also attended by, Mr. Barinder Singh, Mr. Chander Trehan, Mr. Manoj Khanna, Mr. Ishu Malhotra, Mr. Sarabjit Singh, Mr. Kamal Kumar, Mr. Suresh Kumar, Mr. Ravi Kumar, Mr. Kapil Chopra, Mr. Jairaj Sngh, Mr. Sahil Khanna and Mr. Kasturi Lal etc. Mementoes were also presented to all the members and Mr. Hardip Singh Bhata was declared as the winner of punctuality gift.