Greetings from Wikimedia India !!!
The Wikimedia Chapter (India) celebrated its first anniversary on 3rd
Organisational Updates Formation of Task Forces:
The formation of the different task forces are still in progress. The
various task forces are a) Fundraising, b) Special Projects, c)
Administration, d) City and Language Special Interest Groups, and e)
Communications, PR & Media Relations.
We are seeking more volunteers for the task forces. If you are interested,
please feel free to contact the respective task force stewards or find more
information here 
The Chapter membership stands at 196 members as of 31 January 2012. Six new
members were added to the chapter membership in this month. We extend a
very warm welcome to the family.
Total donations received in Jan 2012 - INR 10700
Average donations in Jan 2012 - INR 3566
Our application for prior permission under the Foreign Contribution
(Regulation) Act FCRA 2010, with the Government of India is under process.
As the stated time for response is over recently, chapter will be following
up with the authorities. [ As we write this report, our application was
approved by the Government of India]
Internet Relay Chat(IRCs):
From time to time, Wikimedia India conduct planned
online IRC chat
sessions. The IRC on Jan 05, 2011 was anchored by Sudhanwa Jogalekar
the focus on Chapter Specia Interest Groups (SIG) co-ordination . The
IRC on Jan 07, 2010, anchored by Arun Ramarathnam discussed on the Jan 15th
Celebration plans, SIGs and GLAM projects. 
The Wikimedia Chapter Executive Committee had two tele-conference EC
meetings (dated 04 Jan and 18 Jan, 2012) in the month of January.The
Wikimedia India chapter and Wikimedia Foundation had one joint
co-ordination call on 25 Jan 2012, which was attended by Arjuna Rao
Chavala, Naveen Francis, Tinu Cherian and Hisham Mundol. The main agenda
of the call was on Chapter - Foundation India programs Collaboration
The Chapter and Mumbai Conference organisers are working closely for the
closure and audit of accounts related to WikiConference Mumbai 2011.
Community & Special Interest Groups. SOPA and Wikipedia Blackout: The
global community of volunteers who edit the English Wikipedia had decided
to support the protest against the introduction of the “Stop Online Piracy
Act” (SOPA) in the US House of Representatives and the “Protect IP Act” in
the US Senate. To that end, the English Wikipedia was blacked out globally
for a period of 24 hours on 18 January 2012. The black out in India
commenced at 10.30am IST on 18 January 2012. The Press release and
Communication to the members related to Wikipedia Blackout can found here
Wikipedia eleventh anniversary :
Wikipedia turned eleven on the 15th of January 2012. The eleventh
anniversary of Wikipedia was celebrated in different parts of the country
. More than 8 Indian cities and towns and over 200 Wikimedians & Wiki
enthusiasts celebrated this occasion of Wikipedia anniversary, around the
Some of the meetups had a Wikipedia anniversary cake to celebrate the
occasion. Google Hangout was also conducted between different cities
celebrating at the same time.
The New Wikimedia India portal ( wikimedia.in ) was launched on this day.
It is designed to provide quick and rapid access to Indic wikimedia
projects - Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikisource, Wikibooks, Wikinews,
Wikiquote and Commons.
A full collection of images related to the celebrations, around the nation,
can be found here .
A round-up of Wikimedia events, academies and initiatives around the nation
is as follows.
Wikipedia Takes Ahmedabad (3 Jan 2012): Wikipedia Takes Ahmedabad  is a
scavenger hunt for free content photography in Ahmedabad, Gujarat,
organised by Noopur Raval , Anirudh Bhati and Srikeit Tadepalli. The aim
of this exercise is to encourage participants to compete to take
photographs of as many local sights and city specific objects of cultural
heritage as possible for Wikipedia articles. Over 75 participants attended
and around 815 images were uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons as a part of
this initiative .
Wikipedia Takes Mumbai II ( 28 Jan 2012) : This is the second photography
drive in Mumbai.  The event was led by Nikita Belavate, Anshuman
Fotedar and Karthik Nadar and other members of the Mumbai Community. Over
625 images were uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons as a part of this
Wiki Academies/Workshops : Several Wiki Academies were held in different
parts of the nation , organised and conducted by the Chapter, its members
,WMF India Programs and the Wikimedia community in India. .
a) Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi , Kerala (05-Jan) 
b) Workshop at Text100, Mumbai (webcast to Text100 Delhi and Bangalore)
c) SSN College of Engineering, Chennai (11-Jan ) 
d) P S R Rengasamy college of engineering for women, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu.
e) Netaji Subhash Engineering College, Kolkata, West Bengal (25-Jan) 
f) Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal (25-Jan) 
g) Amrita School of Communication, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (28-Jan) (18)
h) Jamia Millia Islamia, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Delhi
i) Kerala Sahitya Academy, Trissur, Kerala (8-Jan) 
j) Jnana Prabodhini - Wikiacademy, Pune (15-Jan) 
A session on Commons was conducted for photography group called
‘Tassavurrati’.  They have successfully started uploading pictures of
their trips (most recent: Surajkund Mela) to the Wkimedia Commons.
- Telugu SIG celebrated the Wikipedia day on 29 Jan 2012 at Hyderabad.
Top 10 contributors in the articles category and non article category were
recognised at the function. 
- Sanskrit Wikipedia saw an excellent editor growth (50%) compared to
last month, and a 234% increase in the number of edits.
- The 1st Delhi Odia Wikimeetup and Academy was conducted on 29 Jan 2012
by Odia SIG Chair and WMF India Programs Consultant , Subhashish
- One of the first Assamese Wikipedia community meetup and Wikipedia
Workshop was held on Jan 29 at Guwahati University, Guwahati, Assam 
Milestones & Anniversaries January 2012
- The Sanskrit Wiktionary <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sa:> has
reached 200 entries with the addition of over a dozen entries all
apparently meaning "sun".
- The Divehi
reached 100,000 page edits.
- The Assamese
reached 500 uploaded files.
- The Bengali
reached 1,000 uploaded files.
- The Oriya
reached 2,000 articles.
- The Bengali
reached 1,000 uploaded files.
- The Urdu Wiktionary <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ur:> has reached
- Wikimedia Commons <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/> has reached
- The Tamil
reached 10,000 page edits.
- The English
reached 40,000 book modules.
- The Marathi
reached 100,000 total pages.
- The Assamese
reached 1,000 articles.
There was a huge coverage for Wikipedia on Indian media in this month,
mainly related to Wikipedia Blackout. A comprehensive list of the coverage
can be found here 
We look forward to your continued support and active participation.
Report compiled by Executive members,SIG chairs and The Communications team.
On behalf of Wikimedia Chapter (India)