Three eminent print teachers get Presidential Print Award during Printed Electronics and Smart Packaging Conference at DCRUST.
To celebrate teachers’ day on 5th of September, 2022, Offset Printers’ Association (OPA) felicitated 3 eminent print teachers with ‘Presidential Print Award’ during international conference on Printed Electronics and Smart Packaging at DCRUST, Murthal. The awards were presented by Prof (Dr) Rajendrakumar Anayath, Vice Chancellor of the Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal to Prof (Dr Ambrish Pandey, Shri B D Mendiratta and Shri B R Chaudhary.
Acknowledging the foundation our teachers lay for our life, Prof.Kamal Chopra, General Secretary of OPA said, “Whatever we are today, we owe it all to our teachers. With this facilitation, we can honour and recognize the teachers’ contribution towards the development and evolution in printing in India. We at OPA took up this initiative to remember the contribution of the masters of this great art.”
Presenting the awards, Dr Anayath said, “Printing is considered to be one of the biggest inventions of mankind and has a long and vast history; in fact, printing existed centuries before the era of Christ. We know of the Cuneiform, one of the earliest known writing systems developed in Sumer (modern day Iraq). We also know wedge-shaped marks made on clay tablets by a blunt stylus cut from a reed which belong to 3100 BC. Then there is Papyrus plant that is paper-like material and was used as a writing surface in Egypt. Ink from lamp-black made in China was in use during 3000 BC.” Dr Anayath thanked OPA for recognizing the work done by print teachers, who have dedicated their precious energy and time towards training the technicians who remained an important part of transformation of the printing history of India.”