Dear Community

Please find below the Monthly report of WMIN for July 2016.
You can find this report on our Wikimedia India page here -


Membership drive completed for the year 2016 - 2017
Membership drive for the year 2016-17 was successfully completed. Another drive will happen in the WikiConference India scheduled on 5th-7th August 2016 for the attendees of the conference


India at Rio Olympics edit-a-thon 2016

Wikimedia India is organizing an online edit-a-thon to celebrate the success of Indian sportsmen at the Olympics

Announcement for Commencement of India at Rio Olympics edit-a-thon 2016

Signing of MOUs for India at Rio Olympics edit-a-thon 2016


Delhi Meetup-13

Proposals by Wikimedia India at WikiConference India 2016


Planning & arranging of meetings with Institutions & Media for Katherine Maher in New Delhi

Wikimedia India is Planning & arranging meetings with Government bodies,Institutions & various Media outlets when she visits New Delhi after attending WikiConference India 2016
Jointly planned along with CIS-A2K, Wikimedia India aims that the visit by Katherine Maher to India,should give a much required boost to the various organizational partnerships being planned by Wikimedia India.

Featured Wikimedian of the month

Featured Wikimedian for July

Raju Suthar  is one of the most active Wikipedians on the Hindi Wikipedia. He started editing in January 2015 & with help from senior Hindi wikipedians, within 2 months he reached an edit count of 3,000.Currently he has an edit count of 6,500+ with almost 750 articles created to his name.
The real story behind this truly inspiring Wikipedian lies in his humble background. Rarely having any access to a laptop, almost all of his edits have been done through a mobile phone ([ Samsung Galaxy S5610]).
Editing on his phone whenever he gets time,raju while sharing his experience has confessed that editing through a mobile phone was very difficult, due to which he regrets that the contributions which he has made to Wikipedia is not enough and wants to do more for the community & his language. With Hindi having one of the lowest Editors per million speakers, Raju says that Hindi Wikipedia is not growing as fast as some of the other Indic Languages, due to which his primary aim is to see that the community grows to its full Potential. He likes writing articles on Topics related to Cricket, his home state of Rajasthan & its history.

WikiConference India 2016 (WCI 2016)

Other Activities & News in India

Wiki Loves Butterfly (WLB)
Wiki Loves Butterfly (WLB) <>  project- On 28th July, the WLB team is going to start its second phase of pictorial documentation (Field work) of the available seasonal species and variety of butterflies along with their behavioral pattern in Jayanti, Alipurduar, North Bengal.India. Currently, the team is developing articles(in Bengali Language) about the butterflies found in the first phase. There are total 25 articles in Bengali developed in 3 months time where three of the users are new. Total number of images contributed in commons is 377 till date.

Wiki Loves Ratha Jatra
This year, a few Wikimedians from Puri are documenting the process of building the  ratha (chariot) making . They are also uploading every phase of  the building process on Wikimedia Common. Many of the images have been already uploaded and a lot more are going to uploaded in the due course of time. All this is uploaded on the Category:Wiki Loves Ratha Jatra <>
You can see the pictures in the project category : <>

Indian Women in Science Editathon
Indian Women in Science Editathon <> was conducted on 16 July 2016 in CES, IISc, Bangalore

17th Kolkata Wikipedia Meetup
17th Kolkata Wikipedia Meetup <> was organized on 9 July,2016 at Academy of Fine Arts 2, Cathedral Rd, Maidan, Kolkata

Open call for Project Grant proposals
In the Media

Yohann Thomas
Wikimedia India