Yesterday, I and Jayanta, went to the Guild office as they told to phone or
meet for the availability of stall. Nitika wanted to go there but the time
for the meeting was mismatched with her flight schedule.
No development has been come out from our meeting. They still asking for
money Rs. 2 or 4 Lakhs for a stall as they asked at the first meeting with
me. Even there is no other option like sharing a stall, IT pavilion etc.
On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 9:17 PM, Hisham <hisham(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
> I am also more than willing to personally come down to Kolkatta and meet
> up with any officials - if you think it will help in any way. Just let me
> Many thanks.
> On Jan 10, 2012, at 7:23 PM, Nitika wrote:
> > Hey Jayantha, Biswarup,
> > Do you think a letter from the foundation or chapter will help? Or maybe
> if Hisham speaks with the GUILD office directly? I'm just thinking of
> various ways to work around this. This is a great opportunity for us to do
> a massive outreach in Kolkata and it will be a pity if we loose it. I'll be
> more than happy to help in anyway possible. Please let me know.
> > Thanks
> > Nitika
> > On 10-Jan-2012, at 5:10 PM, Jayanta Nath wrote:
> >> Hi all.
> >> Biswarupda and myself went to GUILD office regarding our stall
> >> at Book fair, but they still not not confirming our stall. We met Mr.
> >> Ramen Guha, senior member, the Guild and he was requested to comes in
> >> after 15th Jan for Stall distribution.
> >> So there are some red-tape for stall booking with GUILD, the organizer.
> >> are still finding some way out to get our Wikipedia stall. But they have
> >> demand unacceptable amount Rs 2,00,000 ($ 4000) for our stall. We
> >> one letter in Bengali for concession for our Stall to GUILD (PFA).
> >> Our community fell that we are shootout this matter during this time
> >> We are trying to contact our local IT Minister, Govt of West Bengal, Mr.
> >> Partha Chatterjee, to resolve this issue smoothly.
> >> Jayanta