GUWAHATI, June 8 - The Second North East Print Tech-2017 organised by the Printing Technologist Consortium of North East in association with the North East Newspaper Society was inaugurated by State Minister of Science and Technology & IT Keshav Mahanta at the Maniram Dewan Trade Centre here today.
In his inaugural speech Mahanta said the event would help boost the economy of the State as it is bringing together printers, businessmen, technologists and customers on one platform. Printing technology may be regarded as the mother of all technology and the window of knowledge, he added.
Mahanta stated that the emergence of IT and its implications in the printing industry have changed the printing world totally. �Printing technologists of the North East would be benefitted by exposure to the new and latest technologies of printing at the fair. The Department of IT, Government of Assam will extend all possible help for development of printing technology in the region,� he asserted.
Speaking on the occasion, HV Sheth, president, Indian Printing, Packaging and Allied Machinery Manufacturers' Association (IPAMA), New Delhi, said Assam has vast scopes with regard to printing technology and the fair would surely boost the economy of the region.
Welcoming the guests on the occasion, Pranab Talukdar, president of Printing Technologist Consortium of NE, said that the fair would help in creating awareness about the latest technological developments of printing technology among the people of the region. He added that it would also help in entrepreneurship development in the printing sector in the north-eastern states.
Prabin Hazarika, Chairman, Trade and Commerce, Government of Assam; Rita Saikia, MD of Genesis Printers; Anil Deka, secretary, North East Print Tech and other distinguished guests were also present on the occasion.
Over 40 pan-Indian companies are participating in the four-day event. Apart from display and demonstration of all modern printing machinery in pre-press, post-press and allied machinery, several workshops on printing technology and allied subjects have also been lined up during the four-day event.