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Grants/Bidar Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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This Wikimedia India grant was funded in the fiscal year 2015-16. Please provide a report when the project has been completed. Use this sample report as a template
Grant contact name
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Grant contact title (position)
Project lead name
Project lead username or email
Project lead title (position), if any
Full project name
Bidar Wikipedia Edit-a-thon & QR Code initiative
Amount requested (in INR)
Provisional target start date
11th April, 2015
Provisional completion date
12th April, 2015

Budget breakdown

  • Travel: INR 2554.94 (Train tickets to and fro)

Project scope

From last one year, I have established contacts and built interest in Wikipedia editing and QRcode projects for Bidar. I have been able to find some enthusiasts around Bidar to build pages around the monuments such as Bidar Fort (Unesco world heritage site). Even district administration has come forward to help us with these initiatives. For the first time, I'm going to meet the Bidar virtual community face to face and I would like Wikimedia India to support my travel allowance alone this time, as the two day program is already supported by Rotary Club and district administration, Bidar.

Project goal

Expecting around 150 people to be participating in Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and We are also launching the first QRPedia project board infront of Bidar Fort with the help of District administration of Bidar, Rotary Club and Department of Tourism.

Non-financial requirements

It would be great if the Wikimedia India program manager joins the event. I already have other printed documents and Standee etc to support the event.

Fit to strategy

  • Creating district level Wikimedia community presence
  • Enable wikipedians with physical training
  • Enhance relationship with local administration through physical talks about other projects in the city
  • Creating new wikipedia editors

Other benefits

Media coverage has already started as per the plan, we are expecting detailed coverage for the wikipedia edit-a-thon and also for the QRpedia launch, usage and benefits etc.

Measures of success

  • Launch of QRPedia code and wide media coverage
  • Support of district administration for future projects
  • Media coverage for the work done by the local community
  • Attracting larger audience to edit wikipedia and related articles
  • Wikimedia India introduction to local community in Bidar

Team members (optional)

  1. Omshivaprakash
  2. Pavithra H
  3. Rishikesh Bahadur Desai
  4. Chennaveer
  5. Dr. Khaza
  6. etc...