Delhi Printers’ Association elect new office bearers

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Delhi Printers’ Association elect new office bearers
L-R: Rajesh Sardana of Cambridge Press

The Delhi Printers’ Association elected new office bearers for for the year 2018-19 at its recently conducted annual meeting on 28 April 2018. The elected office bearers are Rajesh Sardana of Cambridge Press as the president, Mahinder Budhiraja of Emkay Printers as the general secretary and Kewal Kumar Singhal of Santosh Offset as the treasurer.

Sardana who was elected as the president, is a graduate from Delhi University and he joined The Cambridge Press when he was 18 years old. This printing press is one of the oldest printing presses of India as its inception was in the year 1925-1926. Sardana has been a printer for more than four decades in this printing press.

Budhiraja was born in Bathinda (Punjab). He pursued his education in Delhi and entered the printing business by the name of Emkay Printers in 1975 which he has been running successfully with assistance from his son Mr. Anuj.

Ever since Mr. Budhiraja joined DPA he has been participating in various activities by serving not only as joint-secretary, vice-president and treasurer, but also as convener of the association’s annual Printers’ Day as well as free general health and eye check-up camps from time to time.

Lastly, Singhal is one such entrepreneur who has the knack for indulging in business as well as politics. He was born at Gwalior, MP on 3 April 1965. He graduated in commerce from Delhi University. though his father ran a paints business. Singhal displayed his aptitude for printing line and set up a company in the name of Santosh Offset in 1986. His press specializes in printing of quality mono and corrugated cartons. In order to expand his printing unit Singhal ventured into import and trading of printing and binding machinery under the name Santosh Overseas.

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