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16 December 2014

Dear Members,

At the outset, on behalf of Wikimedia India Executive Committee for 2013-14, I would like to thank you all for the support for the Chapter during the past year, as we strive hard to complete the difficult phase of the Chapter. I am glad to report that the huddle phase is now complete, as the Chapter is financially healthy, staffed and has conducted AGM and Elections for EC of six vacancies successfully. I would like to place on record my thanks to all co-founders and EC team members,volunteers from members and community, , WMF staff, WMF board members and partners and consultants for all the contributions and support towards reaching this important milestone.

Last weekend we had inducted the newly elected EC members with an EC Induction Workshop at SAIACS CEO Centre, Bangaluru. Induction Workshop was conducted under guidance of Founding Member Arun Ramrathnam. Thanks a lot to Arun for making himself available two days from his busy schedule for workshop & exploring wide spectrum about Wikimedia movement to new EC. Along with him Previous EC Members Karthik Nadar, Nikita Belavate were present for the same where they also tabled their valuable experience. Arjuna Rao Chawla & Navin Francis shared their precious thoughts over Telephonic Conversation. As part of it, we have completed the office bearers' elections for the 2014-15. I would like to introduce the new team that has taken charge.

The results of the office bearer elections are as follows:

  • Dr. Abhiraj Suryawanshi : President (dr_abhiraj at
  • Jayanta Nath : Secretary ( jayanta at
  • Sanket Oswal  : Treasurer (sanket_oswal at
  • Dr. Ekbal Bappukunju  : Member ( ekbalb at )
  • Priyanka Tiwari  : Member (priyanka.tiwari at
  • Yohann Varun Thomas  : Member ( yohannvt at )
  • Nikhil Kawale  : Member ( nikhil.kawale at

We are confident that under the new EC's leadership Wikimedia Movement and Chapter in India will grow to greater heights in the years to come. We request you all to extend the support and actively engage with Wikimedia India to achieve the vision of sharing free knowledge with every one for building a Knowledge Society.

Please join me in wishing the new team all success.


Jayanta Nath, Secretary, Wikimedia India