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Chandy inaugurates digital library in T’puram

Chandy inaugurates digital library in T’puram

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday inaugurated a digital Library with over one lakh digitized pages of newspapers and magazines published centuries ago.

Speaking on the occasion, Chandy said the new facility would help research students in journalism.

The library was set up by Kesari Memorial Journalist Trust under the district unit of Kerala Union of Working Journalists with a government assistance of Rs 20 lakh.

"The attempt of media persons is a welcome step especially in the wake of Kerala became Indian's first digital state...

The main objective of the government is to expand the usage of the new technology in more sectors," he said.

More books, periodicals and newspapers would be added to the Library, KUWJ District Secretary C Rahim said.

The digitized form of various periodicals, including 'Vidha Vilasini', published in 1897, is also part of the library.

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