Ravi Srivastava receives Print Shree Award 2023

Conferred by Offset Printers Association

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Ravi Srivastava (M) receiving the Print Shree Award 2023. Photo India education

The Offset Printers Association (OPA) has conferred the Print Shree Award 2023 — a prestigious award in the field of printing, packaging, and innovation — on Ravi Srivastava of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA).

Ravi Srivastava, publication officer of INGCA, which is under the Ministry of Culture, GOI, was recommended by the award committee in recognition of his achievements and performances for the growth and welfare of the printing and packaging industry of India.

Srivastava has devoted his time and energy to building alliances, especially for the former printing students. He is a print technologist from the Northern Regional Institute of Printing Technology (NRIPT) and has educational excellence in printing and packaging technologies. In the past, he has been associated with print media and was the production head at The Times of India Group for more than 19 years and at India Today Group for about 11 years.

An OPA said, “The Offset Printers Association has the honor to present Ravi Srivastava, who has been recommended by the award committee as an eminently qualified person for the Print Shree Award 2023 in recognition of his exceptional achievements and performances for the growth and welfare of printing and packaging industry of India.”

Presenting the Print Shree trophy, Govind Bhargava, former president of AIFMP and chief guest of the occasion, appreciated the activities of OPA and persuaded other associations to follow in the footsteps of OPA.

Bhargava said, “The OPA is always on the front foot while working for the printing sector. By organizing print competitions for the students, they are trying to promote print education in India and on the other hand, by honoring the deserving talent, they are filling the gap between the talent and the persons who recognize the talent.”

Sachidanand Joshi, member secretary, IGNCA, expressed happiness for Srivastav and congratulated him on receiving the award. He said, “Srivastava is doing good work for the organization.”

While thanking OPA for the recognition, Ravi Srivastava in his address appreciated the efforts of Kamal Mohan Chopra, president of the World Print Communication Forum (WPCF) for networking between the printers and for persuading the younger generation to adopt printing as a career.

“With this recognition now, I must work more vigorously for the cause of printing and print education. I am thankful to the managing committee of OPA for bestowing such an honor,” Srivastava said.

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