[Wikimediaindia-l] ToI front page: Rs 1 cr for Sanskrit WP

Prashanth NS prashanth.ns at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 05:15:29 UTC 2011

Yea. I remember that announcement 2 years back and then it got converted
into an internal project.

But, a good opportunity for advocacy here. Perhaps some chapter members
should meet the department officials and try and get co-opted into the
decision-making process. Often, it is lack of information and trust that
scares them. Unlike 2 years, back with the chapter in place and most of us
quite well networked, we should get involved closely and see if we can get
them to invest in improving the sanskrit and kananda wikis.

Strangely, I don't see this in any other paper other than TOI? Anybody got
another link?

Prashanth N S
Faculty, Institute of Public Health, Bangalore ( http://www.iphindia.org )
Asst. Director (Research), Karuna Trust & VGKK

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On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 10:38 AM, Hari Prasad Nadig <hpnadig at gmail.com>wrote:

> Personally, I'd be careful not to jump to conclusions just because they've
> used the word "Wikipedia" in the announcement.
> Two years back, the budget said "Rs XYZ Crores for Wikipedia in Kannada"
> and that turned out to be for a project the government wanted to do "on the
> lines of" Kannada Wikipedia, but one that had full editing control. They did
> not even know that there was an already existing Kannada Wikipedia. The
> project was later named "KaNaja" (http://kanaja.in).
> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 10:20 AM, <bnewstead at wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> Times of India in Bangalore front page article about the Karnataka budget
>> says there is Rs 1 Cr for Sanskrit Wikipedia.
>> Anyone know anything about this?
> --
> Hari Prasad Nadig
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