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.
My name is Anne Gomez <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:AGomez_(WMF)>,
and I'm a senior program manager at the Wikimedia Foundation working on the
New Readers program. We're working to bring more readers to Wikipedia,
primarily in India, Nigeria, and Mexico. Learn more about the program on
I'm excited to announce that Satdeep Gill
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:SGill_(WMF)> will be joining the team
as our Community Outreach Coordinator for India. We know that it's critical
to partner with you on our projects and support yours. Satdeep will work
closely with the New Readers team, including Ravi Ayyakkannu
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:RAyyakkannu_(WMF)>, to make sure that
you are informed of what we're working on and how we can work together.
Satdeep has been in the Wikimedia world for a long time and in many roles,
starting with editing Wikipedia in 2009. He is a key member of the Punjabi
community and served as the program leader for the WikiConference India.
Most recently, he was working as a Strategy Coordinator for the Wikimedia
movement strategy to facilitate discussion with Hindi Wikimedians.
If you have any questions about New Readers, please reach out to me, Satdeep,
or Ravi. We're excited to work with you :D
*Anne Gomez* // Senior Program Manager, New Readers
*Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment. Donate
Thanks for your support to Wiki Loves Uniformed Services (India), and sorry
for the delay in concluding the project.
However, the results are now out.
You can view them at: *https://goo.gl/tkq41k <https://goo.gl/tkq41k>*
Krishna Chaitanya Velaga
Greetings from Odia Wikimedians and CIS-A2K!
With only one day to go for the start of the Bhubaneswar Heritage
Edit-a-thon, we would like to remind you to participate in this
edit-a-thon which aims to create, expand, and improve articles related
to monuments in the Indian city of Bhubaneswar, between 12 October and
10 November, 2017.
Please check out the rules of the edit-a-thon here:
To participate in this edit-a-thon, please sign up here:
Please help spread the word and make this edit-a-thon a success!
The Centre for Internet and Society
I am happy to announce that *User:محمد شعیب *from Urdu Wikipedia has been
selected as the Featured Wikimedian of the Month for October 2017.
is primarily an Urdu Wikipedia editor, who has been *anonymously *editing
since August 2012. Though the user has been reading Wikipedia since 2005,
only in 2012 he started editing when he found some factual errors in an
Urdu article. He counts almost 40,000 global contributions along with being
a bureaucrat and sysop of Urdu Wikipedia.
The user envisions to prosper and build a unique rich online source of free
knowledge in Urdu, and feels that Wikipedia is the way for it. He also
contributes to Wikidata, Arabic and English Wikipedia every now and then.
He says that Wikidata is a great initiative, that if used to its full
potential, make the lives of editors easy. His message to newcomers is; "I
would welcome them to world of free knowledge, and tell them to continue
your contributions, it would be pride for you and your generations as well".
*Krishna Chaitanya Velaga*
Member | Executive Committee
Wikimedia Chapter (India) <http://wiki.wikimedia.in/>
+91 94948 65420 | kcvelaga.blogspot.in
FSFTN celebrates software freedom day on oct 8 at Loyola-ICAM College
of Engineering and Technology, Chennai.
We can have a stall to explain public about wikipedia and other projects.
can anyone volunteer to handle a stall for wikipedia?
Reply here if you are interested.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Karthiga <karthigamm1995(a)gmail.com>
Date: 2017-10-05 20:57 GMT+05:30
Subject: INVITATION FOR SOFTWARE FREEDOM DAY
Free Software Foundation Tamil Nadu (FSFTN) is an organisation working
towards the spreading of the use and awareness of Free (as in freedom)
software and technologies throughout the State. The entirely
volunteer-run organisation comprises people from all walks of life,
including academics, students, IT professionals and developers.
FSFTN regularly conducts workshops on Linux-based technology, free and
open source programming languages, open hardware and other related
topics across the State. One of its major annual events is Software
Freedom Day (SFD). On the occasion of SFD, stalls are put up
explaining what free software is, how to learn and use cutting-edge
technology and the possibilities in the future.
This year FSFTN is organising SFD in Chennai on Oct 8th 2017 at
Loyola-ICAM College of Engineering and Technology, Chennai. We from
FSFTN request all the GLUGs, Tech Communities, Free Software
Communities and Volunteer driven communities like Mozilla, Wikipedia,
etc. to be part of this event and contribute by Exhibiting Stalls or
Providing your valuable presence for the event on that day. We request
you to be a part of the event and together we could spread the essence
of Software Freedom to the students and the general public.
Free Software Foundation Tamilnadu
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Free E-Magazine on Free Open Source Software in Tamil : http://kaniyam.com
Get Free Tamil Ebooks for Android, iOS, Kindle, Computer :
On blissful day of 02 October 2017, Gujarati Wikisource has completed digitization of 100 books. The Journey had begun with a small book "Rachantmak Kaaryakram" written by Mahatma Gandhi and co-incidentally on his Birth day the 100th mile stone was achieved. The first book was started on 18-03-2012 and within period of 5 and half years feat of 100 books were reached by co-operative contribution of community members.
The collection of book on Gujarati Source includes variety of books like Plays, Novels, Short stories, Poetry collection, Autobiography, History etc.
One name needs a special mention on this occasion who has a lion's share in contributions. Wikipedian Mr. Ashok Vaishanv from Ahmedabad is senior citizen, and has contributed in almost all projects regularly & tirelessly. His energy provides inspiration to others to contribute More.
On this occasion we wish to say a Big "THANK YOU" to all the contributors, technical supporters, literature providers etc. for their direct and indirect contribution to the project with out whom this day would not have come so early.