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Grants/Telugu Wikipedia Mahotsavam 2013

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This Wikimedia India grant was funded in the fiscal year 2012-13. Please provide a report when the project has been completed. Use this sample report as a template
Grant contact name
Rahimanuddin Shaik
Grant contact username or email
Grant contact title (position)
Chair, SIG Telugu
Project lead name
Rahimanuddin Shaik
Project lead username or email
Project lead title (position), if any
Chair, SIG Telugu
Full project name
Telugu Wikipedia Mahotsavam 2013
Amount requested (in INR)
Provisional target start date
10 April 2013
Provisional completion date

Budget breakdown

Food(on all event day) - Rs. 50,000/-
Travel & Stay : Rs. 80,000/-
Event Management : Rs. 30,000/-
Printing & Stationery costs : Rs. 40,000/-
Total cost : Rs. 2,00,000/-
TOTAL EXPENSES : Rs. 2,00,000

Project scope

The organizers have received support from Thatre Outreach Unit of UOH and the institute will be providing the venue for the event. The project volunteers will arrange for the proper organization and execution of the event.

TOU is potentially an institute which can support Wikimedia activities in Andhra Pradesh, India.

We are expecting ~1000 participants at this point of time.

Project goal

The goal of this project is to make inroads for outreach and to establish a strong community of Wikimedia volunteers in Andhra Pradesh. Though the focus would be on Telugu, but there will be efforts made to create an overall awareness of Wikipedia. The project volunteers intend to use the interest created by the event in order to attract a very keen group of participants to the celebrations and to reach out to the general public through print, electronic and internet media.

Non-financial requirements

This event will help sensitize the general public of the Hyderabad towards Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Our focus would be on communicating to the public that Wikimedia projects require participation from the general public and these wikis are editable by anyone with internet access.

This event falls within the scope of the Wikimedia Foundation's strategy to increase readership and participation in the parts of the developing world.

Other benefits

This event will be a part of the decennial year celebrations of Telugu Wikipedia. We expect to have a good understanding about the quantity and quality of interest in Wikimedia projects in this part of the world.

Measures of success

High levels of participation at the event, increase in Wikipedia readership and contributions from Hyderabad and good coverage in the news media, including cover articles in at least one media house. Invitation for organising Wikiacademy at at least 2 media houses and several schools.

Team members (optional)

  1. Rahmanuddin