Amritsar, Punjab: Guru Granth Sahib will now be printed on an ultra-modern Germany-made and fully computerised four-colour offset printing machine that has been acquired by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) at a cost of Rs 4.5 crore.
The SGPC was already equipped with three two-colour offset printing machines. The new machine has been acquired and installed by the SGPC at its new golden offset printing press based at local Gurdwara Ramsar Sahib, in its bid to keep pace with the latest printing technology in the world.
The newly installed machine was inaugurated by SGPC chief Avtar Singh at the SGPC press here today. The first print which came out of the machine was that of a golden picture of the Sanctum-Sanctorum. The work for installation of the new machine, it was learnt, was undertaken by Baba Labh Singh Ji of Quila Anandgarh wale who was also assigned with the ‘kar sewa’ of the new building of the SGPC printing press. “We have installed the machine with an objective to bring about new printing technology in respect of printing of Guru Granth Sahib. The new machine has the capacity to print 3,000 to 15,000 pages per hour,” said the SGPC chief, adding the machine has already started functioning.
He also honoured Baba Labh Singh, Baba Harbhajan Singh, Daljit Singh SDO and Bibi Kulwinder Kaur for their contribution towards the project.