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Elections 2015/Nominations/Gyanaranjan Sahu

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Nomination form for Wikimedia Chapter Executive Committee Elections-2015

(To be initiated by Proposer and updated by Seconder and the Candidate wishing to contest for Election and submitted as per the due date)

Proposal details

Name of the candidate: Jnanaranjan Sahu

Membership ID (can be updated by Candidate later): INDI-643

Member Since (can be updated by Candidate later): 2015

(As per Wikimedia Chapter by-laws, a Member for election to Executive Committee should have been member for at least 3 months before the date of the meeting of the AGM/Election).


Name:Sailesh Patnaik

Signature(Use Wiki Signature):--Saileshpat 19:44, 22 October 2015 (IST)

Membership ID: 624


Name:Srikant Kedia

Signature(Use Wiki Signature): Odisha1 23:37, 22 October 2015 (IST)

Membership ID:INDI-11

Acceptance by the Candidate

Short Profile* (including past involvement in Wikimedia activities in not more than 100 words):

  • I am Jnanaranjan Sahu from Bhubaneswar Odisha. I work as a software developer at an organisation along with a volunteer of Wikipedia.
  • I have been associated with Wikipedia since 2011. I am more active in Odia Wikipedia outreach programs.
  • I am part of the Odia Wikipedia community who have been organised more than 15 outreach programs like workshops and wiki events.
  • I work one a tool to modernize the encoding converters of Odia character.
  • I am also a regular contributor in Wikimedia commons.

Position Statement/Letter of intent* (in not more than 200 words):

  • I want to involve myself more in Wikimedia India Chapter activities. Creating awareness of Wikipedia in all types of digital platforms. I have a personal goal to make all Indian language Wikipedia more rich by initiating different ideas to bring more contributors.
  • This post can make me more closer to my goals as I'll get directly involved in Wikipedia India chapter activities.
  • I hope to make the Wikimedia India Chapter activities more transparent and effective.
  • I am from a small Wikipedia community and I want to let others know that each Wikipedia member is important regardless their origin, state and language by reflecting my success in the Wikimedia India chapter involvements.

Conflict of Interest disclosure (if any)

  • No Conflict of Interest.

I Jnanaranjan Sahu, solemnly affirm to hold the aims and objectives of Wikimedia Chapter in highest esteem and strive to the best of my ability in serving the cause of Wikimedia Chapter.

Place: Bhubaneswar

Date: 24th October 2015

Signature(Use Wiki Signature):----Jnanaranjan Sahu 23:47, 24 October 2015 (IST)

Name: Jnanaranjan Sahu