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Elections 2016/Profiles at a glance

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Ataullah Khan Kak Cenjary

(Proposer:Sayli Salvi INDI-812 ; Seconded by: Syed Muzammiluddin INDI-658 )

Short Profile* (including past involvement in Wikimedia activities in not more than 100 words):

I am a Teacher (University stream), Trainer (Life Skills and Soft Skills), Writer (Now Wiki writer). Some time back felt the need of helping myself and to others, Hence started editing in multiple Indian languages beside English. Till date have edited above ten thousand articles in Urdu Wikipedia.[1]. I have been adjusted as a Featured Wikimedian for the month of February 2017[2]. Till date organised 11 outreach programmes at various places (on my own) all over India, including Universities.(Certificates and Photographs are yet to be uploaded). I am best at Urdu (ur), English (en), Hindi(hi), Telugu(te) and Comfortable at Malayalam(ml), Kannada(ka), Persian (fa) and Arabic(ar). I am also a avid Learner (for that matter from anybody, anytime and anywhere)

Position Statement/Letter of intent* (in not more than 200 words):

I strongly believe that Wikipedia controls the current world of (In future it is going to rule the roost) knowledge/data . It is high time to support this system (along with its lovely and helpful tools) not only to increase and safeguard knowledge but also to protect languages from becoming defunct. Especially in an Indian context where multi lingual scenario prevails the need of Wikipedia and its sister projects is enormous. As a member of of an Indian Language speaker and also a member of Wikipedia there is a huge need of bridging the gap between the old and new generations. The old generation(Indian) is having mammoth knowledge where as New generation do have technical know-how. Both communities lives in colleges and universities. Hence our shift should be towards more and more outreach programes should be organized in an academic institutions. (That's what I am doing since the day one of my wiki activity. As a member of Board hopefully I can do miracles.

Harish Satpute

(Proposer: Kiran Ravikumar INDI-631; Seconded by: Santosh Shingare INDI-356 )

Short Profile* (including past involvement in Wikimedia activities in not more than 100 words):

I got in touch with Wikipedia in Wiki Conference India 2011. Participated in Hackathon session conducted in Wiki Conference India 2011. It was that hackathon which made me realize the power of Wikipedia in technical term. After getting close to the community I realize the importance of it in social terms too. over the years I have arranged several programs for the community. I was the Organizer of Wikipedia hackathons at IIT Bombay for the year 2015 (in collaboration with CIS ) and 2016 (in collaboration with WMF ) also supported events like women's Edithon and photothon.

Position Statement/Letter of intent* (in not more than 200 words):

I would like to consider my position for any technical contribution towards Wikimedia India Chapter for proper governance. I would like to initiate programs which will help in awareness about Wikipedia in technical community.

Harvinder Chandigarh

(Proposer: Ajit Kumar Tiwari INDI-700; Seconded by: Raju Suthar INDI-683 )

Short Profile* (including past involvement in Wikimedia activities in not more than 100 words):

  • Joined the Wikipedia in March 2015 and since then I am pro active on it and its related projects.
  • Multilingual editor and therefore contributed adequate content to Punjabi, Hindi, English,Shahmukhi(West Punabi), Urdu ,Fiji Hindi Wikipedias and Commons.My total edit count is above 8300.
  • Uploaded nearly 1500 images on Commons ,having high documentary value.
  • Special interest in cultural and natural heritage-organised special visits in few States in North India and covered important as well vanishing/neglected historical monuments and natural entities such as water bodies,bird sancturies, birds and animal species etc.
  • On the basis of contribution of just one year got an opportunity to participate in Wikimania 2016.
  • Contributed significantly through offline activites especially by writing series of articles in Vernacular print media and talks to writers and media persons.
  • Contributed in many important events of the movement Punjab and Chandigarh.
  • Proposed to form two User Groups(Wikimedians of North India" and "Hindi Wikimedians") to promote the movement in North India, where it is yet at primitive stage in many States.

Position Statement/Letter of intent* (in not more than 200 words):

  • I would like to enhance involvement of Wikimedia India Chapter in all regions of the nation where it has not penetrated yet.
  • I have the experience of working as a senior State Government officer of Punjab State and hence I would utilize my this experience to further strengthen the movement in the country in a systematic manner by formulating and implementing an "Action Plan" through Wikimedia India Chapter.
  • I would also try to integrate various projects of the movement with the government for the purpose of good governance as well as strengthening the movement.
  • I am an established writer and have good say and acceptability among writers,media and intelligentsia.I have been organizing various talks/workshops etc with these sections in my area of operation i.e. Punjab.I would utilize this advantage of mine for strengthening the movement in all other areas through strategic involvement of WMIC.
  • I have an adequate offline experience of strengthening the movement through writing articles in vernacular(Punjabi) print media which has made a visible impact on the growth of the movement. I would like to arrange to replicate this experience in every part of the country through the Chapter.
  • I would like to enhance outreach and coverage to those regions,Wikipedias and languages neglected so for.
  • I would like to make arrangements for ensuring the financial sustainability of the Chapter which is further expected to ensure the overall sustainability and improvement of the movement in the country.

Jnanaranjann Sahu

(Proposer: Mrutyunjaya Kar INDI-610; Seconded by: Srikant Kedia INDI-11 )

Short Profile* (including past involvement in Wikimedia activities in not more than 100 words):

  • I am Jnanaranjan Sahu from Bhubaneswar Odisha. I work as a software developer along with a volunteer of Wikipedia.
  • I have been associated with Wikipedia since 2011. I am more active in Odia Wikipedia outreach programs.
  • I am part of the Odia Wikipedia community who have been organized many outreach programs like workshops and wiki events.
  • I have been contributing to Wikimedia in outreach/technical aspects as well as helping people from other communities.
  • I am also a regular contributor in Wikimedia commons.

Position Statement/Letter of intent* (in not more than 200 words):

  • I want to involve myself more in Wikimedia India Chapter activities. Creating awareness of Wikipedia in all types of digital platforms. I have a personal goal to make all Indian language Wikipedia more rich by initiating different ideas to bring more contributors.
  • This post can make me closer to my goals as I'll get directly involved in Wikipedia India chapter activities.
  • I hope to make the Wikimedia India Chapter activities more transparent and effective.
  • I am from a small Wikipedia community and I want to let others know that each Wikipedia member is important regardless their origin, state, and language by reflecting my success in the Wikimedia India chapter involvements.

Krishna Chaitanya Velaga

(Proposer: Mourya Biswas INDI-654; Seconded by: Suyash Dwivedi INDI-670 )

Short Profile* (including past involvement in Wikimedia activities in not more than 100 words):

  • I have been editing on English Wikipedia since December 2014 in the Indian Military history domain. Next to that I contribute to Commons and rarely on Telugu Wikipedia.
  • I have done 1 featured list, 5 A-class articles, 1 good topic, 10 good articles and 16 Did you know credits on en Wiki.
  • Military history newcomer of the year [2016], Military History WikiProject and Featured Wikimedian of the Month [January 2017], Wikimedia India Chapter.
  • My good article reviews are close to 100. Please visit my en Wiki user page for more details.
  • My rights on en Wiki include Extended confirmed, Pending changes reviewer, AutoWikiBrowser, Mass message sender, Page mover, Rollbacker,New page reviewer

Position Statement/Letter of intent* (in not more than 200 words):

If I am elected to the EC, the first thing I would love to work on is the FCRA license, which is a major problem currently that the chapter is suffering from. It has greatly affected the chapter's activities. Then I would like to get more editors on board and more editors to get registered with the chapter. Very few editors are aware of the chapter existence. It would be if more editors pool in. Apart from this, I attended the Train-the-Trainer 2017 conducted by the Centre for Internet & Society and gained good knowledge about WMG grant structure. So I wish to conduct as many outreach events and edit-a-thons as possible, particularly focusing on the students and educators. Above all, I would love to help out with anything that would enhance the chapter and its ideas.

Mourya Biswas

(Proposer: Krishna Chaitanya Velaga INDI-796; Seconded by: Jayanta Nath INDI-62 )

Short Profile* (including past involvement in Wikimedia activities in not more than 100 words):

Short profile exceeds 100 words. Check the original short profile Here

Position Statement/Letter of intent* (in not more than 200 words):

I am aware of a current problem that WMIN is facing; regarding the FCRA license (Issued by the Govt. of India) which needs to be addressed urgently. Provided, I am elected to the Executive Committee of Wikimedia India, the very first priority for me would be to work on this ongoing trouble.
Conducting new innovative initiatives on behalf of WMIN will also figure in my to-do list. As a propagator of the Wikipedia/Wikimedia Movement in India, the role of Wikimedia India should under no circumstances get diminished in this subcontinent. On the contrary the Chapter needs to become enhanced and active.
All the Executive Committee members and the other Chapter members can each play their role to cater to the concerned party; the 2000+ odd Wikipedia editors in India and to an extent other Free-knowledge enthusiasts. There has been considerable success with a few Photography Contest on and if elected, I will, on behalf of the Chapter only be happy to continue forward with these Contests.

Nikhil Kawale

(Proposer: Priyanka Tiwari INDI-328; Seconded by: Satdeep Gill INDI-608 ) Short Profile* (including past involvement in Wikimedia activities in not more than 100 words): Not Yet Filled

Position Statement/Letter of intent* (in not more than 200 words):

Not Yet Filled