Digital book archive Boichitra launched

A digital book archive titled Boichitra was launched yesterday, where books based on the liberation war and novels, poems, essays, children's literature, literature and books based on various other topics will be found.

Zunaid Ahmed Palak, state minister of ICT, launched the app at an event at the ICT Tower in Dhaka on the occasion of the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

In addition to the books in text format, the archive also contains audio-books as well as web links of movies based on books.

There will also be options for discussions on literature and blogging, links of numerus book-based apps, websites, national and international publications.

Palak said that there is no alternative to reading books to build a creative Bangladesh.

"A book or poetry can influence people more than anything else."

Prof Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, renowned writer; NM Zeaul Alam, senior secretary to the ICT Division, and Shomi Kaiser, managing director of Dhanshiri Digital Ltd, also spoke.


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