Muktijuddho E-Archive, a digital public library on the 1971 Liberation War, have been launched on Monday.
Educationist Shyamali Nasreen Chowdhury, widow of martyred intellectual Dr AFM Alim Chowdhury, inaugurated the e-archive at a function at Jatiya Press Club (JPC) Conference Lunge in the capital, BSS reports.
"The e-archive will help the young generation and others to know the true history of the country's Liberation War. The nation cannot be freed completely from the darkness even today as military ruler Ziaur Rahman initiated the distortion of the country's history," she said.
Professor of Dhaka University Philosophy Department Professor Nasreen Chowdhury, journalist writer Mostafa Hossain, Dr Alim Chowdhury's daughter Dr Nuzhat Chowdhury, Ganajagaran Manch spokesman Dr Imran H Sarker, Muktijuddho E-Archive President Shanta Anwar and Trust Director Sabbir Hossain, among others, addressed the function.
The e-archive comprises around 4,000 books and 5,000 photographs on Liberation War, different documents of the contemporary periods, newspaper cuttings on different important incidents during and after the Liberation War, gazette of freedom fighters, documentaries and video-footages.
Anyone can get information from the e-archive with this link https://liberationwarbangladesh.org/ free of cost as it is open for all.
A group of youths imbued with the spirit of Liberation War have built the archive in the ten years with utmost hardworking and sincerity.
President of the archive Shanta Anwar said the archive began its activities on 2007 with the name "Bangladesh Liberation War Library and Research Centre".
The Muktijuddho E-Archive started broadcasting for test-transmission in 2014 while it has been registered with the name "Muktijuddho E-Archive Trust" in 2016.
Director Sabbir Hossain said some 10 lac readers have already registered with the e-archive while new information is being added in the archive every day.