MMS announces new management committee

Prakash Canser roped in as new president MMS

Incoming president Prakash Canser being felicitated

Mumbai Mudrak Sangh (MMS) has announced its new management committee, elected during the association’s annual general meeting held on 30 September 2020. The committee will serve a two-year mandate until the next elections which are due in September 2022.

Outgoing President, Tushar Dhote extended a warm welcome to the members at the 56th Annual General Meeting and announced the newly elected managing committee members for the year 2020 to 2022. In his address, he congratulated the new team and assured the members his whole hearted support in his new role as immediate past president. He also said that he shall continue his endeavors to achieve the objectives of the Sangh.

Incoming president Prakash Canser in his address said, “I am delighted to welcome the members of our new management committee, bringing together such a wonderful team of enthusiasm, experience and diversity and thank them all for their commitment in agreeing to serve MMS in the years ahead.” Senior member and past president, MMS – Medha Virkar, congratulated team MMS and conveyed her best wishes for success as the elected members prepare to take up the responsibilities and challenges of the high office. Virkar assured her continued support for the betterment of the members of the print industry in her role as senior advisory member and past president, MMS.

Mehul Shah, secretary, MMS appreciated the efforts and excellent work of the previous managing committee members in his address. He showed his faith in the new management committee’s experience and knowledge to help the association and the wider print industry to overcome the challenges ahead. He further mentioned that the outgoing president Dhote has set extremely high standards and has taken MMS to greater heights during his tenure. He assured the incoming president Canser that the entire managing committee will support him to incorporate his ideas for the betterment of the print industry and MMS in particular.

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