Company head’s digital compilation of poems on Abhinandan

LAHORE, March 1, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Photo released by Pakistan's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on March 1, 2019 shows captured Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman standing at Wagah border crossing during a handover ceremony in eastern Pakistan's Lahore. Pakistan handed over a captured Indian pilot to Indian authorities Friday afternoon as a goodwill gesture to de-escalate tensions between the two neighbors, local media reported. (Xinhua/ISPR/IANS)

A digital version of literary works on Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman compiled by the UAE-based Industrialist and Aries Group Chairman Sohan Roy was released here on Friday.

The digital volume includes 25 poems composed in the various south Indian languages, English and Hindi.

“When companies take the responsibility of the digital release of literary works, it takes the burden of huge expenses away from the writers’ shoulders. By this idea, we can get back our great era of literature and the creativity of our writers and poets would be greatly enhanced,” Roy said at the launch.

The Aries Group has come forward with this digital initiative in an effort to boost Malayalam literary writing which has been affected by the huge expenses of printing, as well as by the lack of interest in such literature among the young generation.

These poems can be read using the app POETR