Appreciate the efforts, Ananya. As said by Sanket, you are an unsung hero,
not only of Bengali Wikipedia but a lesson to all on how innovative
projects can be initiated from India.
On 3 Sep 2016 11:31 p.m., "Arun Ganesh" <arun.planemad(a)gmail.com> wrote:
This is so amazing. Thanks for highlighting such a beautiful project!
On Sat, Sep 3, 2016 at 10:05 PM, Sanket Oswal <sankoswal(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Greetings from Wikimedia India Chapter!
> It gives us immense pleasure to announce
that the featured Wikimedian
for the month of September is Ananya Mondal.
> Ananya Mondal, the unsung hero of Bengali Wikipedia who is often
as the butterfly-wikipedian, for starting the initiative of Wiki
Loves Butterfly, the first ever project in India to take photographs of
butterflies. She started editing on July 2015 and in just 13 months she has
more than 9,051 edits globally. With special interest on topics related to
butterfly, venomous snake and biochemistry she made over 90 articles on
Bengali language Wikipedia.
> She got the idea of doing Wiki Loves Butterfly, when she discovered that
Wikimedia Commons does not have enough photographs of butterflies. Over the
course of 6 months, the project helped in getting more than 602 pictures,
53 articles on butterflies. She is now interested to work on Wikispecies,
to help there improve coverage on West Bengal associated butterflies.
> You can find the full excerpt on the home page of WMIN (
> You can nominate any Wikimedian whom you think should be featured here.
> Or if you want to mail us, please feel to contact me or Yohann -
> Sanket Oswal
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