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Parvathisri (right) with her daughter Abirami Narayanan
Parvathisri started editing Tamil Wikipedia in 2011. She picked up Wikipedia editing quite quickly, and created over 500 articles on a variety of subjects including Tamil literature, history, mathematics and biology. Thirty five articles started by her have made it to the main page of Tamil Wikipedia. She is the second woman to become an administrator on Tamil Wikipedia. She is a member of the offline Wikipedia project in Tamil, an effort to bring Wikipedia to schoolchildren who do not have internet access. She has won the prize for being an active contributor in the worldwide media contest conducted by Tamil Wikimedia community. Being a middle-school teacher by profession, she is involved in conducting outreach sessions for her fellow teachers in government-run schools to help them to contribute to Wikipedia. Besides introducing Wikipedia, she also provides orientation about other free online resources in Tamil. Parvathi's daughter, 15 years old Abhirami Narayanan, also contributes to Wikipedia under her guidance. Parvathi was a participant at Wikimania, the annual global conference of Wikimedians, held in Hong Kong in August 2013. Apart from writing articles, she also contributes pictures to Wikimedia Commons. She sees Wikipedia as her first window towards the free culture world.