I guess this means the Chapter can receive funding from the Foundation and
other foreign bodies?
On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 12:47 AM, CherianTinu Abraham <tinucherian(a)gmail.com
> A slight correction.
> The date of actual application is 4 NOV 2011 and not 4 Sep 2011. Apologies
> for the oversight!
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 12:14 PM, CherianTinu Abraham <
>> Congratulations and thanks to all who worked behind this !
>> And special Hats off to Arjuna Rao Chavala.
>> Tinu Cherian
>> On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 11:59 AM, Anirudh Bhati
>>> Hi all,
>>> We are very happy to announce that the Ministry of Home Affairs has
>>> granted us prior permission under the Foreign Contribution
>>> (Regulation) Act, 2010 (FCRA) to receive funds from the Wikimedia
>>> Foundation, USA for Chapter programs.
>>> Through this development, we pass the first hurdle of acquiring
>>> limited funds from the foundation for running programs and enabling
>>> volunteers across the country.
>>> The application was made to the Government on 4 September 2011 and was
>>> granted on 13 February 2012.
>>> This would not have been possible without the persistent efforts of
>>> Arjuna Rao Chavala, the President of Wikimedia India. He worked
>>> tirelessly over months properly following up with the government and
>>> did not leave any stone unturned to ensure that we received the
>>> permissions in time.
>>> On this occasion, we would also like to thank our consultant M
>>> Narsimha Rao, Gautam John, Asaf Bartov and Barry Newstead, for their
>>> help and guidance throughout.
>>> We are working out the modalities of actual implementation of getting
>>> funds into Chapter Bank account and will keep you updated.
>>> On behalf of the Wikimedia India,
>>> Anirudh Bhati
>>> Treasurer, Wikimedia India
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