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 credited 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.
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Sanket Oswal
Wikimedia India