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Thu Feb 10 03:51:04 UTC 2011

grant to Sanskrit Bharathi

>>>   182.  To develop Sanskrit Wikipedia, Rs 1 crore would be provided as a
grant to Sanskrit Bharathi.


On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 10:51 AM, Hari Prasad Nadig <hpnadig at>wrote:

> Just checked with my sources in the government - and what I hear is that
> the allocated funds *isn't* for Sanskrit Wikipedia, but a project "on the
> lines" of Sanskrit Wikipedia, but perhaps with editing control.
> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 10:45 AM, Prashanth NS <prashanth.ns at>wrote:
>> 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.
> The government usually prefers a project with editing control rather than
> one without any direct control over content decisions made.
> --
> Hari Prasad Nadig
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