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Jayanta Nath

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Jayanta Nath
Secretary December 2014 -

Jayanta Nath is a Civil Engineering professional based in Kolkata. He started his contributions to Wikimedia / Wikimedia in 2006 as an anonymous editor and registered his username in 2007. Active contributor and Administrator in Bengali Wikimedia projects. Actively involved in Wikipedia activities based out of Kolkata. He have been active in running Kolkata meetups every month for wikipedians along with a core team of wikipedians. His interest is in organising Wikipedian efforts and in outreach. There is a whole lot of outreach work to be done for Indian language wikipedias. In other hand he co-activist of Foss movement in West Bengal through Free Software Foundation and Free Software Foundation of India and West Bengal Free Software Mancha.

He was elected to the Wikimedia India Executive Committee in September 2013 , and currently serves as Secretary.

Email: jayanta at
Wikimedia: User:jayantanth

Sanket Oswal


Sanket Oswal
Treasurer December 2014 -

Sanket Oswal is from Jodhpur. He is pursuing Masters from University of Pune and CA Final from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He was elected to the Wikimedia India Executive Committee in November 2014 and currently serves as Treasurer.

Email: sanket_oswal at
Wikimedia: Sankoswal

Yohann Thomas


Yohann Thomas
Member November 2014 -

Yohann Thomas is a Mechanical Engineer, currently pursuing MBA from Symbiosis, Pune.

He developed a keen interest in Wikipedia after being amazed on how in 2008 the Mumbai Attack Article constantly evolved as the attack progressed. Since then he has been contributing to English Wikipedia. He had his first exposure to the Pune Community in 2012 at Wikipedia Takes Pune and ever since he has been an Active Pune Community Member. He has been a Chapter Member since 2013.He successfully organized the Wikipedia Workshop Pune in January 2014 which was part of the Wikipedia Anniversary Celebrations.

He is Passionate about building strong local communities, which the very foundation of the India Chapter is built on.

He was elected to the Wikimedia India Executive Committee in November 2014 , and currently serves as Member.

Email: yohannvt at
Wikimedia: yohannvt

Priyanka Tiwari


Priyanka Tiwari
Member 2014 Sept-

Priyanka Tiwari is a software engineer by profession. Maintaining equilibrium with different technical fields, she has aligned her fields of interests with cloud security, communications etc. finally culminating into advanced technical business automations.

She has lived in various parts of India with a vast mixture of cultures and communities. She has been actively involved in outreach programs including Wikipedia Summit 2013 and helps to conduct meetups and various awareness programs in Pune. Her interests include increasing women participation in Wikipedia and GLAM projects.

Dr. Ekbal Bappukunju

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Dr. Ekbal Bappukunju
Member 2014 Sept-

Dr. Ekbal Bappukkunju is an eminent figure from Kerala. Emerged from a long medical and academic career as an acclaimed neurosurgeon, he has been the Vice Chancellor of Kerala University, A member of the State Planning Board, Kerala Sastra Sahithya Parishath and several other distinguished positions at various points of time. He has been one of the spearheading activists particularly in Kerala and in India at large, in pursuit of free software, open knowledge and Internet freedom. His page on the Wikipedia will shed more light on his personal profile.

  • Email: ekbalb[at]wikimedia[dot]in
  • Wikimedia: Ekbalb

Nikhil Kawale

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Nikhil Kawale
Member 2014 Sept-

Nikhil Kawale is a young and aspiring student. At present, he is pursuing his higher studies in Bangalore. A prominent representative of the student Wikimedia community from Pune, he was one of the candidates to the EC elections in last year.

  • Email: nikhil.kawale[at]wikimedia[dot]in
  • Wikimedia: Nikhil Kawale

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