Amar Ekushey Boi Mela (book fair) 2022 was kicked off on Feb 15 and will continue till Mar 17 at Bangla Academy premises and the adjacent venue at Suhrawardi Udyan in the capital. Taking the changed realities into account, Bangla Academy has launched a website on the occasion of Amar Ekushey Boi Mela 2022 so that the visitors and interested people can have a virtual tour and access information and avail other facilities digitally through this website.
The leading ICT infrastructure provider Huawei has provided cloud service to launch the website so that the bibliophiles can access all the information related to the book fair, a press release said on Monday (Feb 28).
This new addition will enhance visitors' as well as publishers' experience in many ways. Enthusiasts will get detailed information about the book fair, stalls, books, events, activities, and locations through this website www.amarekusheyboimela.gov.bd.
Users can also store data, set an appointment time with the stalls when they want to visit, know about when their favorite writer will be at the fair, and can also directly chat with the stalls.
"The whole country is moving towards digital services, and the government is facilitating this transformation. Accordingly, Bangla Academy has launched a website for Amar Ekushey Boi Mela this year so that everyone can access whatever information they need digitally. This is appreciable that Huawei has come forward as a cloud partner in this initiative," Bangla Academy Director General (DG) Mohammad Nurul Huda said.
"Huawei has been participating in the development of ICT sector and serving Bangladesh through introducing world's most innovative technologies, such as Huawei Cloud platform. As part of our commitment, we are happy to provide cloud service to facilitate Amar Ekushey Boi Mela virtual site. We believe that this website will add a new dimension to the book fair and help Bangla Academy in many ways." said Yuying Karl, Director, Public Affairs and Communications Department, Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited.
The online visitors need to complete a free registration with their name, mobile number, address and email address. They can also order for the books to get it delivered at their desired address. Currently this facility can be availed as cash on delivery but the online payment system will be added to the online book selling portal very soon.