This is a link I recommend you to bookmark.
This list is useful for outreach & also whenever someone needs Wiki-Help in
a particular city. It would be great if Wikipedians could update this
We have the following completely unrepresented states/UTs:
* Andaman & Nicobar Islands
* Arunachal Pradesh
* Dadra, Nagar & Haveli
* Daman & Diu
* Himachal Pradesh
* Jammu & Kashmir
* Jharkhand (AngPradesh is in Mumbai)
* Punjab (oye, ye ki hoya!)
* Uttar Pradesh
Okay, all you admins, please update your status (Mikey my boy, that means
Abroad, we dont have Indic Wikipedians listed for:
* Asia (other than India)
* Middle East
* North America
* South America
Unless you would like to stay off list, of course that's acceptable too.
May I also request Tinu / list admins to please forward it all the Indic
language & city Wikimedia lists. We need this resource to be as
comprehensible as possible.
As you all remain aware the world's biggest sporting event 'The Olympics'
is set to knock the door, this August. At present, 111 athletes from India
have qualified, the largest ever contingent. More than 311 National
Coaching Camps have been held across India as a part of their
pre-tournament preparation. To celebrate this sporting festival we at
Wikimedia India have decided to promote a virtual-edit-a-ton.
During the primary research, It was observed that a lot many areas on
Indian Sports and 'India at Olympics' for which no article exist. Even if
they do, there presence on Indian languages remain negligible. Considering
this event would be in progression soon, we have decided to promote this
activity. A draft note could be found here
although this is still in the development stage.
While working on Olympics we have made attempts to promote virtual
edit-a-ton on a different theme altogether, we also decided to make the
awards different. For every 15 good articles created by an editor,
Wikimedia India would be planting trees on their behalf in their name
symbolising '*Wikipedia* *India Supports India at Olympics, tree planted by
Wikipedian......*'. Considering tree plantation involves significant time
and human labour, we have partnered with a tree plantation organisation
SankalpTaru <https://www.sankalptaru.org/>. They would be our sponsors for
this event. Pomegranate trees in Barmer, Thar Desert Rajasthan would be
planted. These trees will be planted on a rural farmer's land who would
further nurture these trees under the supervision of SankalpTaru. Once the
harvest starts, the local inhabitants would start earning livelihood by
selling fruits (based on the consent of Wikipedia who is awarded the
respective tree). A virtual forest could also be monitored online here.
<http://www.sankalptaru.org/c/642> This is a novel idea of English
Wikipedian Mr. Rudra Pratap Sinha (User:JimCarter)
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jim_Carter>. Wikimedia India is
further bringing this this idea into practice, more information here </>.
Besides this, we are happy to inform, Niyogi
<http://www.niyogibooksindia.com/> Books has decided to sponsor the
biography of Mr. Prakash Padukone, 'Prakash Padukone Story' <http:///>and
Sir Sunil Gavaskar, 'Cricket's Little Master'
<http://www.niyogibooksindia.com/showcase/259/>. Every participants who
completes 15 good articles would also be awarded a book.
We plan to roll out this event between 29th July, 2016 and 25th August,
2016. In the meantime we request you all to please provide suggestions on
how to make this event effective.
*Disclaimer : This event is totally a zero-budget exercise.*
Executive Committee Member|Wikimedia India
Ph - +91-9711739003|Skype: abhinavsrivastava619
Wiki Username - abhinav619
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Nicole Ebber <nicole.ebber(a)wikimedia.de>
Date: Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 3:30 AM
Subject: [Wikimedia Announcements] Our Visiting Wikimedian initiative #wmcon
To: wikimediaannounce-l <WikimediaAnnounce-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Following up on our Wikimedia Conference report 2016, we have now
published more information about our “Visiting Wikimedian” initiative
that we kicked-off with Teele Vaalma from Wikimedia Eesti this year.
This initiative aims to transfer practical knowledge from the German
chapter to other Wikimedia movement affiliates and provides us with an
Teele wrote a blog post on the movement blog, describing her time in
Berlin and her work to support us in organising the conference. It’s
really worth a read, as she provides insights into cross chapter
exchange and knowledge transfer.
We have also set up a page (on Meta!) that describes the pilot that we
started this year. We would like to continue this for the Wikimedia
Conference 2017 and now start looking for the next Visiting
Wikimedian. We are especially looking for a person who can apply
the knowledge to an upcoming event, for example if the affiliate is
hosting a regional or international conference. If you are interested
in becoming a Visiting Wikimedian, please reach out to me directly
until mid September.
A special thanks goes out to Wikimedia Eesti for being so supportive
of the idea and to Teele for doing such an awesome job!
Referentin Internationale Beziehungen
Adviser to the ED, International Relations
Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
Tel. +49 30 21915826-0
Stellen Sie sich eine Welt vor, in der jeder Mensch an der Menge allen
Wissens frei teilhaben kann. Helfen Sie uns dabei!
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WikiConference India 2016 is just around the corner and all of you who are participating will already be getting ready to come to Landran.
Four community members (Vishwanath Badikana from Kannada and Tulu Wikipedia, Gopala Krishna from Kannada Wikipedia, Pankajmala Sarangi from Odia Wikisource and Muralimohan Kodihalli from Telugu Wikipedia) had reached out to us requesting to support them for their travel and stay for WCI '16. These applicants are from our focus language areas. We discussed about this internally and decided to support them based on their contribution to their respective language Wikimedia projects and the communities. This is not the wiki way of doing things and we apologise for taking this decision. But these requests came late and we did not have a clear plan well in advance to support community members to travel and participate in WCI. Two of the community members, Pankajmala and Muralimohan, have managed to have discussion in their respective language Wikipedias and have got support from their fellow community members, we appreciate. We wish we can support more Wikimedians from all the other language communities. But because of the time and budget constraint, we are being able to support only these four Wikimedians. If any of you have any issue with this please do let us know. We apologise for not being able announce the possibility of we supporting the community well in advance.
Programme Officer, Access To Knowledge
Centre for Internet and Society
@subhapa / https://cis-india.org
The Code of Conduct and Friendly Space Policy for WikiConference India are
now closed for comments.
The final version is available at:
We request all participants and members of the organising teams to
familiarise themselves with the CoC and policy. This code of conduct
applies to the main event, pre-conference and post-conference events,
auxiliary tracks to the main event such as fireside chats, and online
components of the conference such as video conferences, IRC rooms, and
We also urgently need help with translating the document into different
Indian languages before the start of WikiConference India.
(On behalf of the WCI Diversity and Inclusion team)
[image: Rohini Lakshané on about.me]
উল্লিখিত তিন জনকে এই ই-মেলে অন্তর্ভূক্ত করার জন্য অনেক অনেক ধন্যবাদ। যদি
আরও কেউ বাদ গিয়ে থাকেন তাদেরও যোগ করুন।
2016-07-23 21:05 GMT+05:30 Indrajit Das <indrajitdasin(a)gmail.com>:
> আমি থাকছি সেই দিন। আর একটি কথা, আমি শেষ মিটিং এ প্রস্তাব রেখেছিলাম যে
> আগামি দিনের বাংলা উইকিপেডিয়া এর মিটিং গুলোতে দীপাঞ্জান, অরুপ এবং অমিতাভ দা
> কে অন্তর্ভুক্ত করার কথা এবং তাতে সবাই সম্মত হয়েছিল। তাই, এই মেইল এ তাদের কে
> অন্তর্ভুক্ত করলাম। তাছাড়া এর মাঝ আমাকে কোন প্রয়োজন হলে আমাকে আবশই জানাতে
> পারেন। তবে আগামি ১৩ই অগাস্ট এ সবার সাথে দেখা হছে।
> *Thanks & Regards*
> *ইন্দ্রজিত দাস*
> On Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 6:31 PM, Kalyan Sarkar <kalyan(a)wikimedia.in>
>> Dear Wikimedians,
>> We are going to hold the Kolkata Wikipedia Meetup 18 on 13 August 2016.
>> Please see the meetup page for details.
>> Kindly note that the venue is not yet finalized. The preferred venue is
>> Academy of Fine Arts. The alternative option is St. John's Church. In case
>> of St. John's Church the timing would be changed to 2-5 pm.
>> Thanks and regards,
>> Kalyan Sarkar
We are going to hold the Kolkata Wikipedia Meetup 18 on 13 August 2016.
Please see the meetup page for details.
Kindly note that the venue is not yet finalized. The preferred venue is
Academy of Fine Arts. The alternative option is St. John's Church. In case
of St. John's Church the timing would be changed to 2-5 pm.
Thanks and regards,