Even I agree. This will be a major outreach in terms of Wikimedia India
Chapter and the Wikipedia Kolkata Community.
Not necessary to promote only bengali Wikipedia but even english Wikipedia
can be promoted. This is a major outreach and the Chapter really needs to
look into it.
- Lets make this world a better and more informative place*
On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 9:52 PM, Biswarup Ganguly <gangulybiswarup(a)gmail.com
The 'Kolkata Book Fair' has been organized by the 'Publishers &
Booksellers Guild' is one of the most prestigious and active cultural
event in India for last thirty five years. It is the world's largest
non-trade book fair, Asia's largest book fair and the most attended
book fair in the world. Other than books it houses television, radio
and other multimedia companies as well.
I think that, the presence of Wikipedia in physically to the coming
'Kolkata Book Fair 2012' will be a most valuable way to reach a very
large number of well learned persons to increase it's user growth.
It is learned from a verbal reliable source that in 2010 the stall
charge was about Rs. 500/- per squire feet. The minimum space allotted
of 100 sqft. Apart from the fair space there will be other costs (viz.
decorations, lights, projector & computers with mobile broadband etc)
involved to have the exhibition successfully.
I propose for consideration to make a twelve day show to the
'Wikimedia India Chapter' for the exhibition. The detail of the guild
is placed below:
2B Jhama Pukur Lane, Kolkata 700 009
West Bengal, India
Telephone: +91-33-2360 4588, 2354 4417
Fax: +91-33-2360 4566
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