Apologies for missing out a key news.
Our Program Director Mr. Ravishankar Ayyakkannu resigned. We all appreciate his endeavours
and wish him all the best for his future.
From: "Priyanka Tiwari" <priyankatwr90(a)gmail.com>
Sent: 16-02-2016 10:53 PM
To: "Wikimedia India Community list"
Subject: Wikimedia India Chapter - January 2016 Monthly Report
Greetings from Wikimedia India!
Wikimedia India would like to share the monthly report of January 2016. Looking forward
for your valuable feedback.
== EVENTS HELD ==
EVENT – Wikipedia’s 15th Anniversary celebration in Hyderabad
Agenda of the event included the following keynote activities:
- 'Introduction to Wikipedia, How to utilize & How to contribute' – by
- Panel discussions on Wikipedia and the Wiki communities led by Wikipedia contributors
EVENT – Workshop organized by Osmania University (OU) on 11th January 2016 at NERTU
Conference Hall (http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Events/Librarians_Workshop
Agenda of the event included the following activities:
- Fifteen Library and Information Science Professionals were identified to participate who
are serious researchers and proactive users of latest tools and technologies and are
invited as resource persons as they are experts in their field.
- Uploading Images/Photos, Copyright issues, Creative Commons were also discussed. Three
Telugu Wikipedians also attended the event and lent their expertise to the event. It was a
learning event as all the participants did a collaborative effort "List of LIS
Journals in India" available at
EVENT – Wikipedia Takes Kolkata (on January 24)
Wikipedia Takes Kolkata is a planned photo scavenger hunt in the spirit of Wikipedia Takes
the City held in Kolkata. This event is aimed at increasing the coverage of free
photographs involving the city of Kolkata so that they can be used in Wikipedia articles
which need pictures, as well as promoting awareness of Wikipedia.
== NEWS ==
- IRC Discussions was held on 10th January 2016 for the bidders of WikiConference India to
take questions from fellow Wikipedians on the organization of the event.
(IRC Chat at http://goo.gl/5w7OZs
- Hosting city for WikiConference India 2016 is Chandigarh as per IRC Discussions by 18
- Wikimedia India hires two admin interns – User:Jim Carter (Rudra Pratap Sinha) and
User:Strike Eagle (Srikar Kashyap Pulipaka) to help in the functioning of the chapter.
- Wikimedia India hires one HR Intern - Ms Ashmita Bose in an attempt to make the
organization more robust and well structured.
== IN THE MEDIA ==
1. Wikimedia Foundation distances itself from Free Basics, Hindustan Times
2. This multilingual edit-a-thon wants to improve Indian content on Wikipedia, DNA
3. Wiki turns 15, free libraries a bonanza, The Times of India (http://goo.gl/WVF2U4
4. Wikipedia initiative Celebrating legacy of Bangalore Blue grapes online
5. Why It's Essential To Grow IndianLanguage Wikipedias, The Huffington Post
6. Kannada Wikipedia not on top of the charts, The Hindu (http://goo.gl/xuQdmY
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Srikar Kashyap for all his endeavours.
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