Thank you for the update. Just saw on the Telugu Wikipedia village pump
that they have created 97 new articles and expanded about 50 articles.
In addition to this a small Wiki Academy was also organised on March 8 at
Golden Threshold, Hyderabad.
Nice to see active participation across the board!
On Monday, 1 April 2013, Netha Hussain <nethahussain(a)gmail.com> wrote:
The Women's History Month events, which ran during the month of March
India, has concluded. The event happened in Malayalam, English, Telugu,
Kannada and Hindi language Wikipedias.
The inagural event of the Women's day celebrations happened in Nirmala
Institute of Education, Goa. The workshop was led by Nitika Tandon and
Rohini Lakshane and arranged by Harriet Vidyasagar.
Two online edit-a-thons were conducted on English
Wikipedia during the
second and third weekends of March. 14 users participated in
edit-a-thon and 5 users in the second.
A Wikipedia workshop for women was conducted in
Ernakulam, Kerala to
familiarize women with Malayalam Wikipedia. The workshop was
Ernakulam Wikimedians and led by Ditty Mathew.
Free Software Movement of Karnataka conducted a
workshop for women in
Jyothi Nivas College, Bangalore on 9th March 2013. Eight
volunteers and 26
participants signed up for the event. Nine new articles were created as a
part of the workshop.
Led by Pavithra, Wikimedians from Bangalore organized
Workshop for Women at ServeLots Infotech. 14 participants registered
the event, and 9 of them participated.
A women for Wikipedia event was conducted in IIT-M, Chennai by FSFTN and
India on 31 March 2013. The event was coordinated by Anupama
Srinivas and Bala. Three new articles were created during the
hands-on-workshop conducted as part of this event.
In Malayalam Wikipedia, 26 users signed up for the event. 107 new
created and 13 articles were significantly expanded. 14 users
participated in the event in English Wikipedia, 19 new English articles
were created and one article was expanded. Two users signed up on Telugu
Wikipedia for the event.
The women's day events were given good coverage by the media. Links to
articles on various newspapers are given below:
1. Times of India: http://goo.gl/t3E8d
2. Times of India Crest:
3. Prajavani (kn): http://goo.gl/NSssJ
4. Loksatta (mr):
5. Kannada Prabha (kn) :
Led by Srijana Timsina, Nepali Wikiwomen are
conducting Women's day
edit-a-thon in English and Nepali language Wikipedias.
Articles which are
primarily of importance to Nepali women will be created during the
Thanks to all Wikimedians who helped us to make this event a grant
success. All of
you who created or significantly expanded articles would
soon receive barnstars from us!
User: Netha Hussain
Student of Medicine and Surgery
Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode
Blogs : nethahussain.blogspot.com