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DSGMC to set up new printing press to meet growing demand of Guru Granth Sahib

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) is going to set up a state-of-the-art computerised offset machine to meet the growing demand of Guru Granth Sahib in India and abroad.

The new printing press will have a capacity of printing 15,000 pages per day, said DSGMC president Manjeet Singh.

"The machine will be set up at Rakab Ganj Gurdwara complex," he said.

Only two bodies -- the Siromani Gurdwara Parbhandak Committtee(SGPC) in Amritsar and the DSGMC -- have "exclusive and legal right" for publication of the authentic version of Guru Granth Sahib, along with other Gurmat literature, in the entire world, Singh said.

The new machine will replace twenty-year-old two-colour printing press which has so far published approximately one lakh copies of the holy scripture.

The DSGMC will set up the new machine at a cost of around Rs 8 crore.

The 1,430-page Guru Granth Sahib consists of holy verses of Sikh Gurus and 30 other saints such as Kabir, Ravidass and Namdev, he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sun, August 19 2018. 14:00 IST