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Opinion SGPC Gets Latest Machine To Print Guru Granth Sahib


1947-2014 (Archived)
Jun 17, 2004

SGPC gets latest machine to print Guru Granth Sahib
Varinder Singh
Tribune News Service

Amritsar, December 12
Guru Granth Sahib will now be printed on an ultra-modern Germany-made
and fully computerised four-colour offset printing machine that has
been acquired by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC)
at a cost of Rs 4.5 crore.

The SGPC was already equipped with three two-colour offset printing
machines. The new machine has been acquired and installed by the SGPC
at its new golden offset printing press based at local Gurdwara
Ramsar Sahib, in its bid to keep pace with the latest printing
technology in the world.

The newly installed machine was inaugurated by SGPC chief Avtar Singh
at the SGPC press here today. The first print which came out of the
machine was that of a golden picture of the Sanctum-Sanctorum. The
work for installation of the new machine, it was learnt, was
undertaken by Baba Labh Singh Ji of Quila Anandgarh wale who was also
assigned with the 'kar sewa' of the new building of the SGPC printing
press. "We have installed the machine with an objective to bring
about new printing technology in respect of printing of Guru Granth
Sahib. The new machine has the capacity to print 3,000 to 15,000
pages per hour," said the SGPC chief, adding the machine has already
started functioning.

He also honoured Baba Labh Singh, Baba Harbhajan Singh, Daljit Singh
SDO and Bibi Kulwinder Kaur for their contribution towards the project.