Printing conference held without `chief guest` Narendra Modi
New Delhi: An annual conference of printing industry, which ran into controversy after some of the participants pulled out protesting against an invite to Narendra Modi, was held here on Saturday, without the Gujarat Chief Minister.
A Gujarat Government official said Modi, who is in the national capital for BJP`s National Executive Meeting, had not accepted the invitation to be the chief guest and a keynote speaker at the day-long conference.
It was third edition of conference of the printing industry -- "Romancing Print 2013" -- to find new avenues for business.
First held in 2011, the conference was developed with the intention to focus on core elements of the printing business and was based this time on the theme "Care".
"By `Care` we mean those aspects that can help you remain in business as well as increase profit margins and find new vistas in the field," said Conference Chairman Satish Malhotra.
Those who addressed the conference included motivational speaker Shyam Taneja, Heidelberg`s Ashokan Krishnamoorthy and journalist Vijay Kumar Chopra.
Earlier this week, several members of the All India Federation of Maste Printers, which organised the event, withdrew from it to protest the participation of Narendra Modi as the chief guest.
Two of the media partners for the event - Mumbai-based Printweek India and Delhi-based Indian Printer and Publisher (IPP) - had withdrawn their support to the event, according to Indu Chandrasekhar of Tulika Books.
The conference was organised by All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) in association with PRESSIdeas.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: Analysis of Indus water treaty between India and Pakistan
- DNA: US army's joint exercise with Indian Army and their consolation on Uri attack
- India- America joint military exercise begins in Ranikhet
- India to activate laser walls on LOC to stop infiltration
- Panel discussion on 'Most Favoured Nation' status India accorded to Pakistan in 1996
- SETBACK! Sedition case against 200 Congress workers for shouting 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans during rally for Uri martyrs
- Five takeaways from Sushma Swaraj's speech at UN General Assembly
- Did Arvind Kejriwal tweet in favour of Pakistan over Uri attacks? Here is what Twitter says
- Reliance Jio impact: Vodafone offers 10 GB data at 1 GB rate
- This Hindu-dominated village in West Bengal is not allowed to organise Durga Puja as Muslims don't want it