Dear Suswetha,

We are going through hard times, and it looks as if this crisis will take months to subside. People are under lockdown and are seeking information over the internet more frequently than ever. A lot of fake news regarding the virus and the pandemic are circulating over the internet. At the same time, many of our community members are at home, and they probably have more time than usual to devote for volunteering. Is there any possibility that we can run the Project Tiger writing contest once again, ideally, starting next month? We could perhaps give more importance to articles related to COVID-19 during the contest, but we could also work on other topics of interest as well. 

Just an idea - I would like to know what the community and CIS think about this.


On Sun, 29 Mar 2020 at 12:41, Suswetha Kolluru <> wrote:

Dear all,

Hope this email finds you well and safe. You are aware of the very unfortunate coronavirus outbreak globally and in India. Earlier we informed you that on-site/offline CIS-A2K events were postponed.[1] In this email, we will give you some more details about the Project Tiger 2.0 community workshop.

You know Project Tiger edit-a-thon[2] has completed some time ago, and we were supposed to work on organizing a community skill development workshop. However, following WMF suggestion[3], recommendation by the central and state government in India, and after a detailed discussion with Project Tiger team, we want to inform that we can’t conduct Project Tiger workshop due to the current circumstances, and we will be exploring a new date for the workshop once life gets back to normal in India.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please write to or reply to the email.

Thanks for understanding and please stay safe.






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