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DSGMC to set up modern press to print copies of Guru Granth Sahib

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Delhi Sikh Management Committee (DSGMC) will set up a fully computerized four-colour offset press to print copies of the holy scripture at Rakab Ganj Sahib Complex.

"The new will have the capacity to print 15,000 pages per day which will meet the growing demand of the holy book worldwide, mainly among overseas Sikh devotees," said of said in a statement.

He said the new machine will replace the 20-year-old two-colour which has so far published arund 1 lakh copies of the holy scripture.

"The DSGMC will set up the new machine at a cost of around Rs 8 crore in an attempt to keep pace with the latest It will be made available to Sikh devotees on subsidized rates. Sikh literature, calendar and diaries will also be published in the new printing press," he said.

The new will be set up at newly constructed Bhawan in Rakab Ganj complex.

The work for installation of the new machine is being undertaken by Baba Kashmir Singh Bhuri Wale, who is also assigned with the 'kar sewa' of the new building named Granth of printing press.

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandak Committtee (SGPC) and DSGMC Delhi have exclusive and legal rights for the publication of the authentic version of holy scripture along with other Gurmat literature (philosophy of the Gurus) worldwide.

The SGPC and DSGMC are the world's largest publisher of authentic Sikh religious books and literature.

"The Guru Granth Sahib is the living Guru for Sikhs. It is seen by the Sikhs as the Guru incarnate. The sacred Guru Granth Sahib is regarded as the body of the Guru and is kept on a raised platform under a canopy, covered in clean clothes. Devotees have to be barefoot with their heads covered before bowing before the holy Guru Granth Sahib," said Manjit Singh G.K.

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First Published: Thu, August 16 2018. 17:18 IST
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