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Monthly Report for July 2016

Activities

  • Membership drive completed for the year 2016-2017

Membership drive for the year 2016-17 was completed. Another drive will happen in the WIkiConference India scheduled on 5th-7th August 2016 for the attendees of the conference

As a mark of respect and paying tribute to Indian athletes and sportsperson who represent India at Olympics, Wikimedia India comes forward with an edit-a-thon to celebrate the success of Indian sportsmen. These are a list of articles Wikimedia India is planning to create/improve A mix of patriotism & pride amongst the Wikipedians for India & its team will ensure that the Indian athletes will get Wikipedia articles that they really deserve. Wikimedia India has also reached out to the organizers of Wiki Loves the Olympics to ensure that good images clicked by the particpiants in the competition are featured in the articles written in our edit-a-thon.

  • For Rio Olympics edit-a-thon 2016, 2 MoUs were signed with Niyogi Books & Sankalp Taru for the awards. Please find more about them Here.
  • Featured Wikimedia of the Month for July

Raju Suthar is one of the most active Wikipedians on the Hindi Wikipedia. He started editing in January 2015 & with help from senior Hindi wikipedians, within 2 months he reached an edit count of 3,000.Currently he has an edit count of 6,500+ with almost 750 articles created to his name. The real story behind this truly inspiring Wikipedian lies in his humble background. Rarely having any access to a laptop, almost all of his edits have been done through a mobile phone (Samsung Galaxy S5610). Editing on his phone whenever he gets time,raju while sharing his experience has confessed that editing through a mobile phone was very difficult, due to which he regrets that the contributions which he has made to Wikipedia is not enough and wants to do more for the community & his language. With Hindi having one of the lowest Editors per million speakers, Raju says that Hindi Wikipedia is not growing as fast as some of the other Indic Languages, due to which his primary aim is to see that the community grows to its full Potential. He likes writing articles on Topics related to Cricket, his home state of Rajasthan & its history.

  • Wikimedia India submitted 3 proposals for Presenting in WikiConference India
  • Participation in other discussions & Presentations
  • Planning & arranging of meetings for Katherine Maher in New Delhi when she visits New Delhi after attending WikiConference India 2016

Wikimedia India along with CIS-A2K is planning & arranging of meetings for Katherine Maher in New Delhi when she visits New Delhi after attending WikiConference India 2016 WikiConference India 2016

  • Final list of Scholarship recipients finalized & published
  • Submission list finalized & applicants have been informed