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The 248th Governing Council (GC) meeting of All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) was held in Imphal on Thursday to discuss and share the major challenges faced by the printers in the country.

The main agenda of the meeting, according to general secretary K Rajendran of AIFMP, was to discuss other issues faced by the printers across the country as printing technology continues to change every year.

The meetings were held every year at different zones.

The GC meeting in Imphal was hosted by All Manipur Press Association (AMPA).

Manipur education minister Dr Thokchom Radheshyam also attended the felicitation session during the meeting.

Speaking on the occasion, Radheshyam emphasized that reading habit needs to be inculcated among the people of all ages especially the young minds.

He said if people stop reading and educating oneself and not expand knowledge then life would become insignificant.

Urging the gathering of printers and publishers from across the country to maintain the quality of printed materials, the minister opined that children generally use books roughly without care as a result the pages of the books gets easily split up.

And if the books are of poor quality then the condition of the books in the hands of children does not last long.

Lauding the host All Manipur Press Association, Imphal for organizing the GC meeting of AIFMP at Imphal he said such occasion provides an opportunity for the State to showcase its rich culture, tradition and heritage.

He also said such meeting will also serve the purpose of bringing affinity among the people of the different states of the country.

President Dibyajyoti Kalita of AIFMP, New Delhi led members of AIFMP from 23 states of the country attending the GC meeting.

During the function a souvenir under the theme – ‘Printing – Gateway to Knowledge’ was also released.

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