Nomination form for Wikimedia Chapter Executive Committee Elections-2014
(To be initiated by Proposer and updated by Seconder and the Candidate wishing to contest for Election and submitted as per the due date)
Name of the candidate: Karthik Nadar
Membership ID (can be updated by Candidate later): INDI 222
Member Since (can be updated by Candidate later): 2012
(As per Wikimedia Chapter by-laws, a Member for election to Executive Committee should have been member for at least 3 months before the date of the meeting of the AGM/Election).
Name: Viswanathan Prabhakaran
Signature(Use Wiki Signature):--Sodabottle 06:26, 23 October 2014 (IST)
Membership ID:INDI -293
Seconder: Name: Srikanth Ramakrishnan
Membership ID:INDI -228
Acceptance by the Candidate
Short Profile* (including past involvement in Wikimedia activities in not more than 100 words):
I started by contribution to English Wikipedia in June 2010 and have been active since them with more than 21,000+ edits. Have also contributed to hundreds of photos for Wikimedia Commons. Joining the Executive Committee of Wikimedia India in 2012, I have served as Secretary for 2 years. I, along with one oe our former Secretary Naveen Francis was responsible for Organising "Wiki Loves Monuments in India" in 2012 and then again in 2013 (where we got our first official national partner; INTACH) which gave the community more than 25,000 photos; the contest which is a Guinness World Record for largest photography contest. Was also part of the international team for Wiki Loves Monuments 2013, wherein I also lead the Asia contest for Wiki Loves Monuments. For Wiki Loves Monuments, I have closely worked with both Wikimedia Nepal in 2013 and Wikimedia Pakistan in 2014. I have also assisted for various workshops and photothons in Mumbai.
Position Statement/Letter of intent* (in not more than 200 words):
I intend to serve for Wikimedia India for next two years if I have been elected with full dedication and passion as always towards the Wikimedia global community. My major focus will be on proper knowledge transition in the early phase and then to build a "community based community" in India; the best module that needs to be replicated will be the Tamil Wikipedia community which grew on its own. In next two years, I also intent to take Wikimedia India to a self sustainable organisation with least international support and with more national support including from the government.
12A and 80G tax exemptions will always be top priority which can only help the organisation to grow further. Coordination with the Wikimedia Foundation will also be in more priority as it will help to grow good will among the much global community.
Conflict of Interest disclosure (if any)
No such Conflict of Interests exists as of now for me to join the Executive Committee again.
I, Karthik Nadar solemnly affirm to hold the aims and objectives of Wikimedia Chapter in highest esteem and strive to the best of my ability in serving the cause of Wikimedia Chapter.
Date: 23 October 2014
Name: Karthik Nadar