Priyo Mukti Pin: Largest digital archive of Liberation War
Internet-based news producer Priyo Limited claims to have taken steps to build the largest digital archive of the Liberation War. They are going to archive every minute incident, all under a single mapping with contribution from every individual. They have named this prodigious project 'MUKTIPIN'. Individual data will be accepted till February 28 next year and the top hundred data entrants ranked on accuracy will get 10,000 tk reward each along with certificates and other gifts. Priyo has unveiled the 'Priyo Pins' map with a unique feature- "Mukti Pin" in the month of December 2017 to gather data of specific localities regarding Liberation War.
People can create pins on the map of Bangladesh with the "Mukti Pin" feature to describe the facts about Liberation War around that specified locality of the pinned map according to their own experience and fact-based knowledge. Interested ones can enter data in the following webpage- priyo.com/muktipin. Mobile apps have also been introduced for easy participation. The number of entries has already gone towards four digits.
One of the most responsible jobs of archiving history is ensuring its truthfulness. The documents that would be used would have to be verified to make them acceptable. For this purpose, Priyo has respected figures like Professor Emeritus Anisuzzaman, Professor Dr Mohammad Kaykobad, Professor Dr Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, Dr Gowher Rizvi in its advisory panel. Research institutes have already been registered for the operation.
Throughout the year Priyo Limited took arrangements and preparations for this vast event. At the heart of Priyo Mukti Pin event is a roadshow throughout the country. The roadshow will be accompanied by field level activation in every 130 institutes of 64 districts, covering 140 listed prominent war zones of the country. Through this campaign the Mukti Pin team will move to the major points of liberation war. In the process activation sessions will be held in each of these major points. During the activation a series of pre and during event promotion, content contributing contest will be arranged while providing free internet data for enthusiasts. Participation from community leaders at each local point will be ensured for achieving countrywide participation. Beside roadshows, public awareness programmes, media advertising and other necessary steps have also been planned and implemented.
Participation from every corner of the country could make this huge task possible and through this platform, Bangladesh is going to get her first most organised, device friendly, interactive, largest and most importantly, verified collections of the liberation war documents in an everlasting digital format. Priyo is expecting that every patriotic citizen from Bangladesh would do their best to accomplish this big task.