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| description = {{{OED-desc|'''Rahul Deshmukh''' from IIT Bombay, Mumbai, is an active editor from  Marathi Wikipedia. He is among the top 10 contributors on Marathi Wikipedia and also an admin since 2011. He is founder admin of Marathi Wikisource.
  
==={{{President|Dr. Abhiraj Suryawanshi}}}===
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Being an engineer by profession, Rahul's focus is to apply technological solutions to Wikimedia projects for better utilization contributor’s time for intellectual and creative work, and minimizing the labour work by use of automation. He is an advisor to Encyclopaedia Board, Government of Maharashtra. He is also a member of Government of Maharashtra's Language Advisory Board (Bhasha Sallagar Samiti). He was actively involved in making the Marathi Vishvakosh copyright free for public use.  
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| head        = Dr. Abhiraj Suryawanshi
 
| title      = {{{President|President December 2014 - }}}
 
| username    = Dr_Abhiraj
 
| description = {{{OED-desc|      '''Dr. Abhiraj Suryawanshi''' is a Medical Professional based in Pune, a culturally & historically important hub of India. He is willing to contribute in well being of society & mankind. Being inspired by the grand thought like " वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम " (the world is a family) (Mahopanishad VI.71-73), he wishes to make this world a one family and wants to make this world a better place for humanity.
 
  
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Some of his major contributions include porting an offline version of Marathi Wikipedia on Android Tablet (Aakash), development of web font for Marathi Wikipedia, Wikipedia Arm based solution for Net-book, and pre-installation of it on Government of India Netbooks distributed to youth in rural India under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. Apart from delivering lectures, speeches, interviews and conducting academies, he organized and organizes many events and activities for Marathi Wikipedia on regular basis. He is the mastermind behind the Marathi Wikipedia Hackathon, conducted annually every year at IIT Bombay, is the one of its kind Hackathon from India.
  
He has done graduation in M.B.B.S. at M.G.M.'s Medical college & Hospital, Aurangabad, During college days he was a vice president of " Manavya " a voluntary social health organisation and has done a lot of health awareness activities, blood donation camps, fund raising for Bihar flood victims( in 2008 ) etc. He was Cultural Secretary in students' council for 2006-07, where he dedicated himself to students’ welfare.
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He was elected to the Wikimedia India Executive Committee in April 2017, and currently serves as the '''President'''.
  
He contributes to Wikipedia by editing articles mostly related to Indian History, culture and Society in Marathi, Hindi and English Wikipedia as well as by inspiring others to do so. His aim is to promote Indian languages as well as Indian culture & history in particular through Wikimedia activities. He intends to focus on GLAM Project & Outreach Drive in North East India along with other projects. He wishes to spread the Wikimedia Movement throughout India.
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*Email: rahuldeshmukh101@wikimedia.in
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*Wikimedia: [[User:Rahuldeshmukh101|Rahul Deshmukh]]
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He was elected to the Wikimedia India Executive Committee in November 2014 , and currently serves as '''President'''.
 
  
Email: dr_abhiraj{{@|12px}}wikimedia.in <br>
 
Wikimedia: User:Dr_Abhiraj }}}
 
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==={{{President|Jayanta Nath}}}===
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==={{{Secretary|Yohann Thomas}}}===
 
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| head        = Jayanta Nath
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| head        = Yohann Thomas
| title      = {{{President|Secretary December 2014 - }}}
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| title      = {{{President|President: September 2015 – June 2017}}}<br>{{{Secretary|Secretary: July 2017 – }}}
| username    = jayantanth
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| username    = Yohannvt
| description = {{{OED-desc|'''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.
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| description = {{{OED-desc|'''Yohann Thomas''' is a Mechanical Engineer, currently working in Hyderabad.
He have been active in running [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Kolkata Kolkata meetups] every month for wikipedians along with a core team of wikipedians.  
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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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_and_Open_Source_Software Foss] movement in West Bengal through [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Software_Foundation Free Software Foundation] and  [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Software_Foundation_of_India Free Software Foundation of India] and [http://www.fsmwb.org/ West Bengal Free Software Mancha].
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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. Currently working in Hyderabad, he is an active Hyderabad 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.
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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 September 2013 , and currently serves as '''Secretary'''.
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He was elected to the Wikimedia India Executive Committee in November 2014, and was serving as President from 2015-2017. He is currently serving as the '''Secretary'''.
  
Email: jayanta{{@|12px}}wikimedia.in <br>
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*Email: yohannvt@wikimedia.in
Wikimedia: User:jayantanth }}}
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*Wikimedia: [[User:yohannvt|yohannvt]] }}}
 
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==={{{President|Sanket Oswal}}}===
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==={{{Treasurer|Viswanathan Prabhakaran}}}===
 
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| head        = Sanket Oswal
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| head        = [[User:Viswaprabha|Viswanathan Prabhakaran]]
| title      = {{{President|Treasure December 2014 - }}}
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| title      = {{{Treasurer|Treasurer September – November 2014}}}<br>{{{Member|Member May 2017 – }}}
| username    = Sanket Oswal
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| description = {{{OED-desc|'''Viswanathan Prabhakaran''' is an engineer, project manager and technology consultant by profession. After acquiring his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Government Engineering college, Thrissur in 1986, he initiated his career in computer industry. Keeping pace with the rapid evolution of technology, he has aligned his career path with industrial and business automation, communications, laboratory science etc. finally culminating into advanced biomedical engineering.
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He has traveled extensively both within and outside India and has lived and worked with a vast mixture of cultures and communities. He was earlier a board member of Wikimedia India from September 2012 to November 2014 and had served earlier as Treasurer.
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At present, he is living in his hometown in Thrissur, Kerala, occasionally traveling, spending most of his time for voluntary social causes and the Wikimedia movement. He is one of the earliest Wikipedians from Indic language communities.
  
He was elected to the Wikimedia India Executive Committee in September 2012 , and currently serves as '''Treasure'''.
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He was elected to the Wikimedia India Executive Committee in April 2017.  
  
Email: jayanta{{@|12px}}wikimedia.in <br>
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*E-Mail: viswaprabha@wikimedia.in
Wikimedia: User:jayantanth }}}
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*Wikimedia: [[User:Viswaprabha|Viswaprabha]] }}}
 
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==={{{President|Jayanta Nath}}}===
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==={{{Member|Santosh Shingare}}}===
 
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| head        = Jayanta Nath
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| head        =Santosh Shingare
| title      = {{{President|President Sept 2014 - }}}
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| title      = {{{Member|Member Nov 2016 –}}}
| username    = jayantanth
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| username    = Cherishsantosh
| description = {{{OED-desc|'''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.
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He have been active in running [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Kolkata 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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_and_Open_Source_Software Foss] movement in West Bengal through [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Software_Foundation Free Software Foundation] and  [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Software_Foundation_of_India Free Software Foundation of India] and [http://www.fsmwb.org/ West Bengal Free Software Mancha].
 
  
He was elected to the Wikimedia India Executive Committee in September 2012 , and currently serves as '''President'''.
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'''Santosh Shingare''' is an engineer by profession. He was elected to the Wikimedia India Executive Committee in April 2017. He was working as research assistant in IIT Bombay. Currently, he is working in IT MNC, Bangalore. He started editing Wikipedia from January 2011. He successfully lead Hack-a-thon WIki Conference India, Chandigarh 2016. He was part of Photo-a-thon, Edit-a-thon and womens edit-a-thon at IIT Bombay for 3 years. <br>
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He was part of Firefox community India team. He organized successful Hack-a-thon on Firefox OS at IIT Bombay in 2014.  
  
Email: jayanta{{@|12px}}wikimedia.in <br>
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*Email:     cherishsantosh@wikimedia.in
Wikimedia: User:jayantanth }}}
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*Wikimedia: [[User:cherishsantosh|cherishsantosh]]}}}
 
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==={{{Treasurer|Sanket Oswal}}}===
==={{{Member|Priyanka Tiwari}}}===
 
 
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| head        = Sanket Oswal
| title      = {{{Member|Member 2014 Sept-}}}
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| title      = {{{Treasurer|Treasurer: November 2014 }}}
| username    = Ekbalb
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| username    = Sankoswal
| description = {{{OED-desc|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.
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'''Sanket Oswal''' is a prominent student leader who was elected as president to represent State of Rajasthan at Indian Student Parliament. There he was responsible for politically sensitive & high profile grant making, student affairs & government relations.
  
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.
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Sanket's vision at Wikimedia India is dedicated in creating more awareness about Wikimedia related projects by expanding the Indian Wikipedians base & to greater engagement with the community at large. In his current role , his specific focus is to help the chapter with 12A registration & getting 80G status. He believes that his exposure in the field of Accounting & Taxation Laws combined with his exposure on Wiki Projects will help the Wikimedia India Chapter in finance & legal related matters.
*Email:      Priyanka Tiwari[at]wikimedia[dot]in
 
*Wikimedia: [[User:Priyanka Tiwari|Priyanka Tiwari]]
 
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==={{{Member|Dr. Ekbal Bappukunju}}}===
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Outside of Wikimedia, Sanket has worked in public finance & research. He also has 3 years of experience in Taxation Laws and has served on an array of advisor, both non-profit & for-profit organizations. His ongoing interest includes Open Source Polices in Government, Access to Free Knowledge in rural India, educational inequity & educational politics.
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| head        =Dr. Ekbal Bappukunju
 
| title      = {{{Member|Member 2014 Sept-}}}
 
| username    = Ekbalb
 
| description = {{{OED-desc|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 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._Ekbal page on the Wikipedia] will shed more light on his personal profile.
 
  
*Email:      ekbalb[at]wikimedia[dot]in
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He says that his long run vision is to remove the word 'illiterate' from the history of Indian civilization by eradicating information poverty through digital interventions.
*Wikimedia: [[User:Ekbalb|Ekbalb]]
 
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==={{{Member|Nikhil Kawale}}}===
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He was elected to the Wikimedia India Executive Committee in November 2014, and currently serves as the '''Treasurer'''.
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| image      = Nikhil Kawale.jpg
 
| head        =Nikhil Kawale
 
| title      = {{{Member|Member 2014 Sept-}}}
 
| username    = Nikhil Kawale
 
| description = {{{OED-desc|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
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*Email: sanket_oswal@wikimedia.in
*Wikimedia: [[User:Nikhil.kawale|Nikhil Kawale]]
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*Wikimedia: [[User:Sankoswal|Sanket Oswal]]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/sankoswal Facebook]
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*[https://twitter.com/UlluBanawing Twitter] }}}
 
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Rahul Deshmukh

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Rahul Deshmukh
President: July 2017 –

Rahul Deshmukh from IIT Bombay, Mumbai, is an active editor from Marathi Wikipedia. He is among the top 10 contributors on Marathi Wikipedia and also an admin since 2011. He is founder admin of Marathi Wikisource.

Being an engineer by profession, Rahul's focus is to apply technological solutions to Wikimedia projects for better utilization contributor’s time for intellectual and creative work, and minimizing the labour work by use of automation. He is an advisor to Encyclopaedia Board, Government of Maharashtra. He is also a member of Government of Maharashtra's Language Advisory Board (Bhasha Sallagar Samiti). He was actively involved in making the Marathi Vishvakosh copyright free for public use.

Some of his major contributions include porting an offline version of Marathi Wikipedia on Android Tablet (Aakash), development of web font for Marathi Wikipedia, Wikipedia Arm based solution for Net-book, and pre-installation of it on Government of India Netbooks distributed to youth in rural India under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan. Apart from delivering lectures, speeches, interviews and conducting academies, he organized and organizes many events and activities for Marathi Wikipedia on regular basis. He is the mastermind behind the Marathi Wikipedia Hackathon, conducted annually every year at IIT Bombay, is the one of its kind Hackathon from India.

He was elected to the Wikimedia India Executive Committee in April 2017, and currently serves as the President.


Yohann Thomas

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Yohann Thomas
President: September 2015 – June 2017
Secretary: July 2017 –

Yohann Thomas is a Mechanical Engineer, currently working in Hyderabad.

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. Currently working in Hyderabad, he is an active Hyderabad 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 was serving as President from 2015-2017. He is currently serving as the Secretary.

  • Email: yohannvt@wikimedia.in
  • Wikimedia: yohannvt


Viswanathan Prabhakaran

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Viswanathan Prabhakaran
Treasurer September – November 2014
Member May 2017 –

Viswanathan Prabhakaran is an engineer, project manager and technology consultant by profession. After acquiring his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Government Engineering college, Thrissur in 1986, he initiated his career in computer industry. Keeping pace with the rapid evolution of technology, he has aligned his career path with industrial and business automation, communications, laboratory science etc. finally culminating into advanced biomedical engineering.

He has traveled extensively both within and outside India and has lived and worked with a vast mixture of cultures and communities. He was earlier a board member of Wikimedia India from September 2012 to November 2014 and had served earlier as Treasurer.

At present, he is living in his hometown in Thrissur, Kerala, occasionally traveling, spending most of his time for voluntary social causes and the Wikimedia movement. He is one of the earliest Wikipedians from Indic language communities.

He was elected to the Wikimedia India Executive Committee in April 2017.

  • E-Mail: viswaprabha@wikimedia.in
  • Wikimedia: Viswaprabha

Santosh Shingare

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Santosh Shingare
Member Nov 2016 –

Santosh Shingare is an engineer by profession. He was elected to the Wikimedia India Executive Committee in April 2017. He was working as research assistant in IIT Bombay. Currently, he is working in IT MNC, Bangalore. He started editing Wikipedia from January 2011. He successfully lead Hack-a-thon WIki Conference India, Chandigarh 2016. He was part of Photo-a-thon, Edit-a-thon and womens edit-a-thon at IIT Bombay for 3 years.
He was part of Firefox community India team. He organized successful Hack-a-thon on Firefox OS at IIT Bombay in 2014.

Sanket Oswal

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Sanket Oswal
Treasurer: November 2014 –

Sanket Oswal is a prominent student leader who was elected as president to represent State of Rajasthan at Indian Student Parliament. There he was responsible for politically sensitive & high profile grant making, student affairs & government relations.

Sanket's vision at Wikimedia India is dedicated in creating more awareness about Wikimedia related projects by expanding the Indian Wikipedians base & to greater engagement with the community at large. In his current role , his specific focus is to help the chapter with 12A registration & getting 80G status. He believes that his exposure in the field of Accounting & Taxation Laws combined with his exposure on Wiki Projects will help the Wikimedia India Chapter in finance & legal related matters.

Outside of Wikimedia, Sanket has worked in public finance & research. He also has 3 years of experience in Taxation Laws and has served on an array of advisor, both non-profit & for-profit organizations. His ongoing interest includes Open Source Polices in Government, Access to Free Knowledge in rural India, educational inequity & educational politics.

He says that his long run vision is to remove the word 'illiterate' from the history of Indian civilization by eradicating information poverty through digital interventions.

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


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