Modern Printing Press to Print copies of Guru Granth Sahib soon: DSGMC
| Indian Observer Post - 08 Sep 2018

Modern Printing Press to Print copies of Guru Granth Sahib soon: DSGMC

Indian Observer Post

New Delhi, September 7, 2018New Delhi: Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management  Committee (DSGMC) will set up ultra modern fully computerized four colour offset printing press to print copies of  Sikh holy scripture Guru Granth Sahib ji  at  Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib  Complex in Delhi,  as per the Sikh religious code.

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee, Amritsar and DSGMC Delhi only, has exclusive and legal rights for publication of the authentic version holy scripture Guru Granth Sahib ji    along with other Gurmat literature, (philosophy of the Gurus) worldwide,

The SGPC controls all rights for the legal printing of the Granth Sahib which is now done  in Amritsar and New  Delhi only in the entire world. The SGPC and DSGMC are the world’s largest publisher of authentic Sikh religious books and literature said Sh Manjit Singh G.K., President Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee here today.

He further said, “The DSGMC will set up new machine at the cost of around  Eight crore rupees in a bid to keep pace with latest printing technology in the world. The Sikh holy scripture Guru Granth Sahib ji is integral part of Sikh ways of life  in day to day life besides it  is used at the time of marriage, birth and death by  Sikhs worldwide.”

The new printing press will have an optimum capacity of printing fifteen thousand pages per day which will meet the growing demand of holy book worldwide mainly among overseas Sikh devotees. The new machine will replace twenty years old  two colour printing press which has so far published approximately one lakh copies of holy scripture guru granth sahib ji.

 “The Holy Guru Granth Sahib ji  will be made available to sikh devotees on subsidized rates  and besides it sikh literature like calender, dairies etc will also be published in the new printing press to propagate the Sikhism,” said Manjit Singh G.K.

The new golden offset printing press will be set up  at newly constructed Guru Granth Sahib Bhawan in Gurdwara Rakab Ganj complex. The work for installation of the new machine is being   undertaken by  Baba Kashmir Singh Bhuri wale who is  also assigned with the ‘kar sewa’ of the new building named as Granth Sahib Bhawan of  printing press.

The new  Press will be  changed from analogue to full digital press; from conventional to computerized print operations and from monochrome press operation to a full process quality colour printing operations which is capable of not only  of good quality in minimum  time but also high volume delivery. 

Use of ultra modern machines will save time, reduce production cost and, most significantly, improve the quality DSGMC President said.

The 1,430-page Holy Guru Granth Sahib ji which consists of holy verses of Sikh Gurus and 30 other saints like Kabir, Ravidass, Namdev etc will be printed and delivered to devotees in accordance to strict adherence to the 'Reyat Maryada' (Sikh religious code of conduct).

“The Guru Granth Sahib is living Guru for Sikhs.  It is seen by the Sikhs as the Guru incarnate.  The sacred Guru Granth Sahib is regarded as the body of the Guru and is kept on a raised platform under a canopy, covered in clean clothes. Devotees have to be barefoot with their heads covered before bowing before holy Guru Granth Sahib ji,” Manjit Singh G.K., President DSGMC, said.  


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