SMG bags International award!


Sakal Media Group’s Marathi daily ‘Sakal’ was presented the international level World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) award for the best colour printing here on Tuesday.

Sakal Media Group’s Director (Technology) Bhausaheb Patil received the award from WAN-IFRA’s Chief Executive Officer, Vincent Peyrègne; Deputy Chief Executive Officer Manfred Werfel and Chief Operating Officer Thomas Jacob. Those present at the ceremony included Sakal Media Group’s Chairman Pratap Pawar and WAN-IFRA’s Research and Material Testing Center’s Chief, Anand Shrinivasan.

The award was presented during the World Publishing Expo 2016 being held here. The Expo has two sessions, Print World 2016 and Digital World 2016.

With this award, Sakal has been included among the newspaper groups having best printing in the world. Around 128 newspapers from 26 countries in the world had participated in the contest, including 31 newspapers from India.

Sakal has bagged the award in the Regional Language category.

In all 85 newspapers have won the membership of the international Newspaper Colour Quality Club for the years 2016 to 2018.

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