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DSGMC sets up fully computerised offset printing press to print copies of Guru Granth Sahib


Press Trust of India New Delhi
TheDelhi SikhGurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has set up an eco friendly, fully computerisedfour colour offset printing press to print copies ofthe Sikh holy scripture Guru Granth Sahib to meet the growing demand worldwide.
The Committee supplies Sikh religious books and literatureto NRI sikhs in around 50 countries around the globe. The new machine will meet the growing demand of Guru Granth Sahib and other religious literature worldwide, saidManjinder Singh Sirsa, DSGMC president.
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committtee (SGPC), Amritsarand DSGMC, Delhi,only haveexclusive and legal rights for publication of theauthentic versionofthe Guru Granth Sahibalong with other Sikh religious literature, in the whole world, he said

"The new carbon nuetral, energysaving printing press has been set up at a total cost of around Rs 8 crore. It hasoptimum capacity of printing fifteenthousand pages per hour," Sirsa said.
The new machine meeting ISO 9001quality management standard and ISO 14001 environment management standard, will reduce carbon dioxide emission per sheet, said a DSGMC spokesperson.
Itreplaced 20-year oldtwo colour printing press whichpublished approximatelyone lakh copies of Guru Granth Sahib in its life span.
Thenew offset printing press has been set upat the newly constructedGuru Granth Sahib Bhawan in Gurdwara Rakab Ganj complex.
Use of the ultra modernmachine will save time, reduce production cost and, most significantly, improve the quality, Sirsa said

The highly revered 1,430-page GuruGranth Sahibcomprises holy verses of Sikh Gurus and 30 other saints like Kabir, Ravidass, Namdev among others, he added.

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First Published: Jul 28 2019 | 2:50 PM IST

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