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Reports/Wikimedia India/Oct-Dec2012

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WMIN activity report for Oct-Dec 2012

Admin & Legal

Training and induction of new EC

After the elections in September, a common meeting of the outgoing and incoming Executive Council members was conducted. This had outdoor group activities, induction training and also interaction with our consultant. New office bearers were decided and roles and responsibilities of the new EC members were defined. Our Executive Manager was also present and participated in the activities.


Membership as of December 31, 2012 is 185.

Amount of donations received during Oct-Dec 2012 was INR 500.

Abhijit Jayanti was appointed as Hyderabad SIG chair.

Technology & Cultural Updates

Wiki Loves Monuments

  • WLM India results were announced on November 3, 2012.

  • WLM Global results were announced in December 2012. First and Sixth prizes were won by Indian entries.

Grant Usage

Approved Grants

  • Wikimeetup Bangalore 50 - 13 October, 2012 - INR 19,100
  • Wikipedia Workshop for Women, Mumbai - November 4, 2012 - INR 10,000
  • Wikipedia Workshop for Women, participation grant for Netha Hussain - November 4, 2012 - INR 8329
  • Wiki Vana-Vignana Yatra Event - December 8-9, 2012 - INR 17,600



  1. Bangalore meetup #50 was organised at TERI. The keynote speaker was WMF board member Bishakha Datta. It was a milestone event for the Bangalore Wikimedia community. City SIG chair Radhakrishna and other wikipedians were involved in its organisation.
  2. A Wiki Academy was organised in IIT Chennai on October 6, 2012. Speakers/Facilitators were Arjuna Rao Chavala and T. Sujatha (Telugu Wikipedian). Executive Manager of WMIN Sowmyan Trimurthi also attended.


  1. The Wikipedia Workshop for Women took place on November 4, 2012 in Vidyalankar Institute of Technology (VIT), Wadala. More than 70 female participants attended the workshop. The people who volunteered in organizing this workshop were Bishakha Datta, Moksh Juneja, Karthik Nadar, Pranav Curumsey, Pradeep Mohandas, Anshuman Fotedar, Aditi Juneja, Harriet Vidyasagar, Nikita Belavate, Netra Parikh, Noopur Raval, Netha Hussain, Rohini Lakshane. A detailed report on the community mailing list is available at
  2. Kannada Wiki Meetup - 6
  3. Wikipedia Bangalore Meetup 51 - November 18, 2012


  1. Wiki Vana vignana yatra was organised by the Malyalam Wikipedians on December 8-9, 2012. A public report is available here
  2. Wikipedia Bangalore Meetup 52 - December 2, 2012