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Reports/April-June 2018

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Events

Project Tiger Writing Contest

The second phase of the pilot project, named the "Project Tiger Edit-a-thon 2018", started from March and continued through the end of May. The participating Indian language Wikipedia communities had competed for three months on a writing contest focused on content gaps. 10 Indic languages; Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu, along with English took part in the contest.

Statistics

Language Participants Articles New Page views
Expanded Page

views

Contest articles Stats page
Bengali 17 379 29,740 47,583 Petscan link Fountain link
English 7 20 2348 85296 Petscan link Fountain link
Gujarati 9 97 8809 4595 Petscan link Fountain link
Hindi 17 143 11819 Fountain link
Kannada 8 78 1296 Petscan link Fountain link
Malayalam 22 251 18753 6783 Petscan link Fountain link
Odia 7 87 Petscan link Fountain link
Punjabi 32 1320 10926 3973 Petscan link Fountain link
Tamil 56 1241 63617 90896 Petscan link Fountain link
Telugu 8 125 Fountain link
Marathi 8 30 Fountain link
Urdu 29 694 21606 10195 Petscan link Fountain link
Total 220 4466 1,65,774 2,32,816


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Wikipedia is one of the first stops for readers and researchers. The goal of the activity is to add one reference to Wikipedia! Any citation to a reliable source is a benefit to Wikipedia readers worldwide. Wikimedia India executive committee member Krishna Chaitanya Velaga hosted two event in Warangal and Guntur. Report

Featured Wikimedians

April

{{Featured-wikipedian | image = File:Sangram_TTT_2018.jpg | caption = Sangram at Mysuru | text = Sangram Keshari Senapati (User:Ssgapu22) is an active Odia Wikimedian from Bhadrk, Odisha. Sangram was introduced to Wikipedia by his senior at college. He later signed up, and created two articles on English Wikipedia. Upon knowing about Odia Wikipedia, he started contributing to it. But as his writing skills were not good, he used to proofread works on Odia Wikisource, and from that experience he learnt the exact pattern of writing in Odia. He recalls that users MKar and Psubhashish greatly helped him during his initial days.

From his contributions, it can be said that Sangram is an ambassador of #100Wikidays challenge. After having participated in Rathajatra Edit-a-thon, Nabakalebara Edit-a-thon, and Wikipedia Asian Month in 2016 & 2017, he decided to regularly commit himself towards improving the coverage of information on Odia Wikipedia. His first challenge was #100WikiWomanDays, which he started on 8 March 2017 i.e. International Women's Day. Having successfully completed it on 15 June, he took up another #100Wikidays on 13 July. Immediately after its completion 20 October, he took up his third challenge on 21 October, and completed it on 28 January 2018. As this journey continues, he is now amid of his fourth Challenge, which was started on 29 January. With these, he aspires to complete his WikiYear some day.

Sangram is a graduate in Computer Science and Engineering, and is now working as an editor at an Odia magazine. He also an avid photographer, and maintains a photography club. He advocates that new editors need to focus on learning the rules of Wikipedia, and contribute to good quality article