I am happy to introduce you to the Featured Wikimediam for April 2018, Sangram Keshari
Odia Wikimedia community.
Sangram is an active Odia Wikimedian from Bhadrk, Odisha. Sangram was introduced to
Wikipedia by his senior at college. He later signed up, and created two articles on
English Wikipedia. Upon knowing about Odia Wikipedia, he started contributing to it. But
as his writing skills were not good, he used to proofread works on Odia Wikisource, and
from that experience he learnt the exact pattern of writing in Odia. He recalls that users
MKar and Psubhashish greatly helped him during his initial days.
From his contributions, it can be said that Sangram is
an ambassador of #100Wikidays challenge. After having participated in Rathajatra
Edit-a-thon, Nabakalebara Edit-a-thon, and Wikipedia Asian Month in 2016 & 2017, he
decided to regularly commit himself towards improving the coverage of information on Odia
Wikipedia. His first challenge was
which he started on 8 March 2017 i.e. International Women's Day. Having successfully
completed it on 15 June, he took up another
on 13 July. Immediately after its completion 20 October, he took up his third
on 21 October, and completed it on 28 January 2018. As this journey continues, he is now
amid of his fourth
which was started on 29 January. With these, he aspires to complete his WikiYear some day.
Sangram is a graduate in Computer Science and Engineering, and is now working as an editor
at an Odia magazine. He also an avid photographer, and maintains a photography club. He
advocates that new editors need to focus on learning the rules of Wikipedia, and
contribute to good quality articles.
Wishing him all the best to to complete his WikiYear;
Krishna Chaitanya Velaga
on behalf of Wikimedia India