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Grants/Wikipedia Day 2013 Kolkata

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This Wikimedia India grant was funded in the fiscal year 2012-13. Project report is available.
Grant contact name
Kalyan Sarkar
Grant contact username or email
Grant contact title (position)
Chair, Kolkata SIG
Project lead name
Kalyan Sarkar
Project lead username or email
Project lead title (position), if any
Chair, Kolkata SIG
Full project name
Wikipedia Day Celebrations 2013 (Bengali Wikipedia)
Amount requested (in INR)
Provisional target start date
15 January 2013
Provisional completion date
15 January 2013

Budget breakdown

  • Hall: 2,000/-
  • Cake: 500/-
  • Snacks: 500/-

Project scope

  • Share the progress of the Kolkata and Bengali SIG with the community
  • Celebrate the Wikipedia Day with cake
  • Networking with members through Google Hangout

Project goal

Wikipedia Day Celebrations

Non-financial requirements


Fit to strategy

Wikipedia Day celebrations bring together users, contributors and enthusiasts together in a single place, which enables mutual sharing of knowledge and helps fostering co-operation among themselves. For the last two years we have seen more and more people joining and new editors joining the movement. Wikipedia Day celebrations increases the reach as well as participation.

Other benefits

There is a possibility of outreach through the mainstream media as well.

Measures of success

Number of new Wikipedians joining the celebrations.

Team members (optional)

  1. Jayanta Nath
  2. Biswarup Ganguly
  3. Kalyan Sarkar
  4. Partha Sarathi Banerjee
  5. Sucheta Ghosal
  6. Rangan Dutta