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Reports/June 2012 Report

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Dear all,

Greetings from Wikimedia India !

Organisational Updates

Chapter audit is expected to be complete in couple of weeks.

Income tax department has responded to our income tax exemption (12A registration) application and requested for additional information. Arjuna Rao Chavala along with Chapter Consultant Mr MN Rao met with IT authorities and clarified how the Chapter activities are charitable. As IT authorities could not be convinced fully, it is decided to withdraw the application and reapply at a later date.

Election rules were approved by the EC. Election Committee consisting of Mr Gautam John and Mr Balasundara Raman were appointed. Further communication regarding Elections will follow soon from Election Committee.

Membership as of 31 June, 2012 is 76, which includes all the renewals that were processed till 18 July 2012.

Donations till date for the current FY is Rs 100/-

Internet Relay Chat(IRCs):
IRC on WLM was conducted and

  • Karthik Nadar
  • Noopur Raval
  • Yuvi Panda

have been volunteered for core team of WLM India.

Board Meetings:
We had one meeting in June.

WikiConference 2011
Accounts are submitted to Auditor. We expect Audit report in couple of weeks.

Upcoming Events

  • "The Fifth Elephant",Conference on the big data ecosystem, 27 & 28 July 2012, Bangalore - Wikimedia Chapter is participating as Partner

Community & Special Interest Groups

A round-up of Wikimedia events, academies and initiatives around the nation are updated here.

Media Coverage

Media Coverage on Wikimedia India and Wikipedia is updated here

Grants Funded

We look forward to your continued support and active participation.

On behalf of Wikimedia Chapter (India)

Naveen Francis