Mumbai Mudrak Sangh: Committed To The Future Of The Print Industry
Fifty years, ago, an Association of printers was formed. The name: Mumbai Mudrak Sangh (MMS).
The primary responsibility of MMS was to co-ordinate, motivate, innovate, improve, expand and elevate the state of the industry. MMS hoped to achieve this through meaningful mobilisation of the printers abilities towards achieving excellence and creating mutual trust.
MMS was fortunate to have many stalwarts from printing industry as their Presidents. They built the reputation of MMS as a principal organisation in the city of Mumbai who looked after the interests of printers.
In order to have a close relationship with printers’ providers, MMS broad-based its membership. Not just that. With a view to help printers in Navi Mumbai, MMS extended its jurisdiction.
Today, MMS is affiliated to the Maharashtra Mudran Parishad (MMP) and is an important constituent of it. MMS has organised seven MMP conferences including the Silver Jubilee conference. Above all, MMS has supported MMP to initiate Panvel Printing Institute in Panvel by donating Rupees Twelve Lakhs (Rs 12,00,000) from the proceeds of two conferences held in Mumbai in the year 1988 and 1993.
MMS is a key participant in the working of the All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP) and attends Governing Council meetings and conferences. MMS’ representatives have been elected office bearers of AIFMP.
MMS is very particular about the needs of its members and renders many useful services. Seminars are held for expert advice. These can range from Sales Tax Consultant who simplify Sales Tax Laws. Or host Joint Seminars with Bombay Master Printers Association on exercise and customs related matters.
MMS’ popular magazine, Print Bulletin is published every month and distributed to all members free of cost. The Bulletin comprises comments on current affairs and technology trends which are relevant to the printing industry. Regular columns on economics as well as personality profiles are a regular feature in Print Bulletin. Similarly, White Papers and new series on labour laws are presented by eminent authors.
For the benefit of members, industrial visits are arranged. These guided tours play a vital role for members to get acquainted with new technology.
Members’ get-together are arranged, periodically, to facilitate Fellowship among printers.
Thus MMS has established itself as a premier Association in the printing industry; and occupies a vital position in the landscape of Mumbai.
In the past four years, MMS has hosted the Printers Day Celebrations on 24th February. This event has acquired a unequivocal branding among the print fraternity. MMS has invited prominent speakers and industry representatives to deliberate on key policy, as well as technology issues which affect our industry.
This is just the beginning …