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Laptop for The Deoband Wikimedia User Group

Approved
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Description

I'm here in order to request a laptop for The Deoband Wikimedia User Group, which aims to write/improve articles related to the famous Deobandi movement that originated from the Indian town of Deoband. The group aims to write/improve articles related to scholars, books, institutions, freedom fighters that associated with this movement. We will organise workshops, meetups and online/offline training programs among the graduates of famous such institutions like Darul Uloom Deoband, and around Jamia Millia Islamia; and we need a laptop to achieve this goal. During the first ever Wikipedia related workshop in Deoband, we faced a lot of problems due to the absence of a laptop. I organised that workshop, called the Deoband workshop, completely with my own efforts (through the Dehalvi Wikimedia User Group), with help of some local friends. Just because, we had no laptop, the attendees failed in understanding a number of things. Now that we've started a specific group to work solely on Deoband related issues, a laptop will be a huge aid in this initiative.

It becomes difficult to train new editors showing them different Wikimedia related things, such as Wikidata, on the mobile phone. We also have to collect some books which aren't available online, and we get PDFs only to use them for references, and we can't even upload them due to issues related to copyright. To store such books, this laptop will be very much helpful. As I said above, we will organise training programs and workshops among the students of associated madrasas, the requirement of laptop increases much. I request CIS to provide us a good compatible laptop, at least with 1TB memory, 4GB RAM and with Windows inbuilt, since it'll make our works feasible including online training programs. Thanks. ─ The Aafī (talk) 12:32, 10 August 2021 (UTC)

Endorsements

  •   Support --Muzammil (talk) 18:36, 10 August 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support A dedicated, enthusiast and deserving Wikimedian. He has worked a lot in the field. The laptop will result in better utilisation of their strength. --Gazal world (talk) 23:21, 12 August 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support -J. Ansari Talk 02:37, 13 August 2021 (UTC)
  •   Support - Will be helpful. Hasan (talk) 13:27, 13 August 2021 (UTC)

Discussion

Hello TheAafi, thanks for posting this. I am sharing this request with team and will get back to you a couple of days. Thank you --Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 05:09, 12 August 2021 (UTC)
Thank you Nitesh (CIS-A2K) for this. I'm eagerly waiting for any update from you. Please let me know if anything is missing. I'll have a look at it. ─ The Aafī (talk) 07:45, 18 August 2021 (UTC)
Hello TheAafi, Thanks for your request once again. Currently, we have a limited number of support options. As the user group has not been recognised by the affiliation committee yet, it is a bit difficult for us to provide the support. In future, we will try to revisit the request. Thank you. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 08:49, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
Hi Nitesh (CIS-A2K), can this request be revisited now? It has been several months since the AffCom recognised the DCW User group. Regards, ─ The Aafī on Mobile (talk) 08:07, 30 May 2022 (UTC)
Hi TheAafi, thank for ping us. Yes, we can, now, discuss about it. I will get back to you soon regarding the same matter. Regrads Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 11:20, 30 May 2022 (UTC)
Thanks Nitesh (CIS-A2K). I'd be waiting for you response. This request was accidentally archived to CIS 2021 archives and I've moved it back over here. Please ping my mobile account in case you need any further information. ─ The Aafī on Mobile (talk) 08:57, 31 May 2022 (UTC)
Nitesh (CIS-A2K), do we have any update on this, please? Regards, ─ The Aafī on Mobile (talk) 13:17, 9 June 2022 (UTC)
Hello The Aafī, thank you for patience and re-open the request. After the team discussion, team decided to   Approved this request. Please email on nitesh@cis-india.org for further conversation. I believe, we will send you the community laptop soon. Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 14:09, 30 June 2022 (UTC)
@Nitesh (CIS-A2K) Thanks for the update. I shall soon send you an email from dcw@wikimedia.org for further conversation on this. Regards, ─ The Aafī (talk) 17:05, 30 June 2022 (UTC)
  Comment, I have sent an email with Ticket number 2022063010011432. Regards, ─ The Aafī (talk) 17:10, 30 June 2022 (UTC)

Punjabi Wikimedians Infrastructure Support

Withdrawn
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Event details

  • Language community and project : Punjabi Wikimedians User Group
  • Community discussion (Village Pump link): https://w.wiki/3zhZ
  • Start date of preparation: 20th September 2021
  • Start date of project: 1st October 2021
  • End date of project: 30th April 2022
  • End date of completion of the entire endeavor: 31st May 2022
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Description

  • What are the Proposed activities?

Punjabi Wikimedians got a camera from WMF in 2016. The User Group needs a new camera now to continue various activities. We have done expeditions in 2017, 2018. One of the focuses of this will be to gather images of villages near district Ludhiana and Patiala. Most of the articles about villages in Punjabi Wikipedia are without any images this will help in improving them. In this project, we(Benipal hardarshan, Harshaan Ghuman and others(if interested)) will travel to the location to click the picture and we will upload them to commons under a certain category for records. After that, we will use those pictures in village articles. We will also do similar projects like this in the future.

  • What are the Expected impact?

We will upload more than 500 images and we will also add them to there respective articles on Punjabi Wikipedia.

  • What is the Estimate budget (give it with a detailed break-up)?
  1. Camera(Nikon Z6) = Rs1.50Lakh
  2. Travels = Rs10,000
  3. Miscellaneous expenses(includes camera transportations) = Rs10,000

Endorsements

Discussion

Hello, @Benipal hardarshan:, Thanks for posting your request. I am forwarding your request to the A2K team and get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you --Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:14, 2 September 2021 (UTC)
Hello @Benipal hardarshan:, this is an update that we are working on this, and we have had a discussion with the user group/community. As I am a member of the Punjabi Wikimedians user group, I am recusing myself from decision-making discussions in A2K. Someone from A2K will respond to this/ask questions. Thank you --Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 07:03, 27 September 2021 (UTC)
Hello @Nitesh (CIS-A2K):, We discussed this in our September call & decided that Punjabi WIkimedians haven't undertaken any commons project actively and we do not see this request in line with community initiatives. The applicant was advised to withdraw it as we are currently working on designing planning & management policies. The applicant is yet to take committed actions. I know Satpal & Nitesh being CIS-A2K employees have a COI, so please let me know in case you have further questions. Regards-Manavpreet Kaur (talk) 13:46, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
Hello @Manavpreet Kaur:, Thanks for your comments and information about the community planning. I am forwarding your message to the A2K team and get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you.Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 11:44, 20 October 2021 (UTC)

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Scanner for sa.wiki Gujarat

Not Approved
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Please provide a Scanner

  • Language community and project : Sa.wikipedia / sa.wikisource Gujarat region
  • Community discussion (Village Pump link):

1 2 3 4 स्थानों पर समर्थन करने के लिये निवेदन किया है, परन्तु मुझे लगता है कि समर्थन मिले न मिले अबतक के योगदान और समस्या को ध्यान में लेना चाहिये। क्योंकि सं.वि में कार्य करने वाले अत्यधिक कम हैं।

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Description

  • What are the Proposed activities?

संस्कृत के ग्रन्थ बहुधा अत्यधिक पुराने होते हैं। अतः कोई भी ग्रन्थालय उसे हमें देता नहीं। ऐसे में बिना अच्छे ग्रन्थों के सन्दर्भ के लेख लिखना अत्यधिक कठिन हो जाता है। ऊपर से ऐसे कार्यों में समय चला जाता है, जो आवश्यक भी न हो, जैसे कि स्केनिंग के लिये दूसरों की सहायता मांगना और कुछ पुस्तकों को स्केन करने के लिये विनतियों का पहाड खडा करना ऊपर से उस स्केनर तक पहुंचने के लिये भी बहुत अधिक समय चला जाता है। आप यहां देख सकते हैं कि कितने महिने पहले मैंने निवेदन किया था परन्तु अब तक मुझे स्केनर नहीं मिल पाया है। वो स्केनर व्यस्त है उस में उनका भी दोष नहीं। अतः अब मैं चाहता हूँ कि हमारे पासे एक वैसा ही स्केनर हो और हम अपना कार्य बढाने के लिये उसका उपयोग करें।

  • What are the Expected impact?

गुजराती विकिपीडिया के पास जो स्केनर है, वो एक रिमोट लोकेशन पर है। वहाँ जाना आना खर्चिला और समय लेने वाला कार्य है। ऊपर से वहाँ बार बार जाना भी हितावह नहीं होता। परन्तु ये जो स्केनर संस्कृत विकि को मिलेगा, वो गुजरात के मध्य भाग में और अहमदाबाद के भी मध्य भाग में होगा। जिससे कोई भी किसी भी रिजन का व्यक्ति कभी न कभी वहाँ से आता जाता रहता ही है। यदि राज्य से बाहर जाना है, या उत्तर से दक्षिण गुजरात जाना है, अहमदाबाद एक केन्द्र स्थान है। तो हमें किसी को भी स्केनर भेजने की आवश्यकता ही नहीं है, उनको बस आना है और स्केन करके जाना है। कोई रुकावट नहीं। ये स्केनर गुजरात में या अन्य राज्यों से गुजरात आने जाने वाले सभी लोगों के लिये उपयोगी होगा। आवेदक के रूप में इस स्केनर का उत्तरदायित्व मेरे ऊपर होगा और मैं ऐसे स्थान पर नौकरी करता हूँ, जहाँ पहुंचना अत्यधिक सरल है और नगर के मध्य स्थान पर है। ये एक शिक्षण संस्थान भी है, तो कोई भी कभी भी स्केनिंग के उद्देश से आ सकता है।

आगे के वर्षों में संस्कृत विकि की कुछ कार्यशालाओं का आयोजन किया गया है। ऐसे में अपने लेख लिखते लिखते दूसरों को लेखिने के लिये प्रेरित करना एक बहुत बड़ा कार्य है। इसका प्रभाव इतना पडेगा कि सं.वि में अच्छे, बडे और सन्दर्भ सहित लेख शीघ्रता से लिखे जा सकेंगे और सं.वि.स्रोत के लिये कुछ पुस्तकों का अन्वषण करके स्केन करके अपलोड किया जाएगा। NehalDaveND (talk) 04:18, 8 March 2022 (UTC)

  • What is the Estimate budget (give it with a detailed break-up)?

Endorsements

Discussion

Hello @NehalDaveND:, we are thanking you to post your request. I am forwarding the request to CIS-A2K team and will get back to you within a few days. Thank you. Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 09:20, 9 March 2022 (UTC)

Hi @NehalDaveND:,I would like to suggest you kind inform us the following points.

  1. Kindly share the link of notification in Sanskrit & Gujarati Community mailing list.
  2. Kindly share the tentative books list which are going to scan in this project. Most preferably share the PD book list. Share library name or collector name or Institute name where you are working for.
  3. Could you please confirm that all books are not available in online source like archive.org etc?
  4. As of now near about 86,782 books available online and only 319 book index file created for working. There are 1400 PD scan books available. Have you already consider this? .
  5. Kindly share in which city in Gujarat the scanner will work for?

Thank you for your scanner request. Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:24, 13 March 2022 (UTC)

Namaste @Jayanta (CIS-A2K):, I have seen these and found out every possible online and offline sources. But couldn't manage to get the same. There are many books, but I am giving you few here. Moreover, please don't think that all books are for sa.wikisource as to write proper article, we need reference books.
  1. I don't know about it, but I have shared village pump links. If there is more to do, please guide.
  2. चन्द्रदूतम्, योगिनीदशा, सारङ्गसारकाव्यम्, अन्योक्तिकाव्यम्, सुन्दरदामोदरमहाकाव्यम्, विरहिणीकाव्यम्, विषमकाव्यम्, विदग्धमुखमण्डनकाव्यम्, सिद्धयोगप्रकरणम्, वार्तिक-उपयोगितासिद्धान्तनिरूपणम्, , योगिनीविचारदशा, नवरसकाव्यम्, सुभाषितकाव्यसङ्ग्रहः, सङ्गीतबद्ध-वाजित्र-नाटकछन्दः, तकारकाव्यम् etc many books.
  3. This is a small list when I will get time, I can make a big list. Online and offline not available. Some are offline available, but you can't buy those books. Because some books are found by me by visiting many Sanskrit Scholars. They will not give books to me or anyone. So we can scan only at their time, place and front of them.
  4. These books are in public domain and I can see most of the books are in sa.wikisource, but my list can't find.
  5. Ahmedabad, which is located in center of the Gujarat. From different cities and villages of Gujrat, A'bad is commonaly visiting place. So in a month, quarterly or daily, most of the people come to or pass through A'bad. NehalDaveND (talk) 03:54, 15 March 2022 (UTC)
    Namaste @Jayanta (CIS-A2K):If there are more question, please ask me. I will try to answer. As gu.wiki scanner is too much busy, I didn't get till date. Moreover, the person is so busy just he told me that I can't commit date to give scanner. I am not being impatient here, but if you need more detail ask me, so your team get more clear picture regarding this. You can see I alone active user in sa.wikipedia, who writes big articles. So I don't have support here. I put message in gu.wiki but I think this scanner is not relevant to them as they have scanner already. Hoping positive reply. NehalDaveND (talk) 12:42, 19 March 2022 (UTC)
    @NehalDaveND As per records from this page, you have borrowed scanner 2 times from the Gujarati community in the past. Could you please share with us what you have scanned? - Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 13:22, 21 March 2022 (UTC)
    @Jayanta (CIS-A2K): thanks for replying. First of all, I want to clarify that "This scanner is not for only sa.wikisource". To write some good long articles, we need many reference books. Most of the books are not available online or offline (to borrow), so we have to scan it. I have written many in 2018, you can see here. You can see quality and work. This article can't be possible without the help of scanner. As a Sanskrit scholar gave me very old book for 2 hours and I scanned that by a university's scanner. After that I can to know about gu.wiki scanner and I gave you link above. Here also - https://sa.wikipedia.org/s/8wf, you will find many articles, which are written by me after second time scanner. I think I can't explain my own work as this is a long process. Again I will let you know that till date my MAIN purpose was not to put any book in sa.wikisource. There are many reasons and one of them is I want to give my knowledge to sa.wikipedia, but know I have found some rare books और वें पु्स्तक किसी के पास नहीं मिलेगी, ये मैंने देखा है। बहुत बार ऐसा हुआ है कि, मुझे पुस्तक मिलने की सम्भावना हुई, क्योंकि मैं गुजरात के विभिन्न प्रदेशों में प्रवासे के लिये गया तो वहाँ भी बहुत विद्वान हैं, जिनके घर में अनेकानेक ग्रन्थ हैं। परन्तु अपने स्वयं के पास स्केनर न होने से काम बता ही नहीं सकते। क्योंकि पुस्तक का पता तो है कि इस विद्वान से मिलेगी, परन्तु उसी समय स्केनर मिलना या स्केनर लेकर वहाँ जाना ये ही महत्त्वपूर्ण कडी है। 1 2 अतः मैं इतना विश्वास तो दिला सकता हूँ कि ये स्केनर खाली नहीं बैठेगा। मैंने अभी आरंभ किया है, वो भी मुख्य उद्देश न बना कर, तो मुझे इतनी पुस्तकें मिली हैं, जो खोजने पर भी नहीं मिल सकती, तो इतने वर्षों में जिन पुस्तकों का मुझे संज्ञान हुआ और स्केनर के अभाव से उन्हें ओनलाइन उपलब्ध नहीं करवा सका, बस उतनी पुस्तकों के पीछे जाउँगा तो भी लम्बे समय तक काम होता रहेगा। अतः विकिपीडिया के साथ विकिस्रोत का भी काम चलेगा। वैसे मुझे ये स्केनर की आवश्यकता 2015 या 2016 से थी परन्तु अज्ञान और गुज.विकि की सहायता से अब तक चला। अनावश्यक खर्च करना और करवाना मेरा काम नहीं। स्केनर का सक्रिय काम होते हुए भी मैंने गुज.विकि का स्केनर काम में लेना उचित समझा क्योंकि जैसे तैसे चल रहा था, परन्तु अब काम बढाना है और समय और अनावश्यक प्रयास को घटाने हैं ऊपर से गुज.विकि के सदस्य ने हीं कहा कि आपका काम बहुत अधिक होता है और हमारा तो अवरित चलता रहता है, ऐसे में आप दूसरा स्केनर ले लीजिये, तब जा कर मैं यहाँ निवेदन कर रहा हूँ। बहुत बार कार्यक्रमों में आने जाने और खाने पीने में ही कुछ लाख कुछ घण्टों में खर्च हो जाते हैं, उससे विपरीत सं.विकि अत्यन्त माइक्रो समुदाय है, तो इतना कुछ मांग भी नहीं पाता। अन्य भाषाओँ की तुलना में इसमें काम भी विरले ही करते हैं, अब इतने वर्षों में प्रयास करने पर भी समुदाय आगे बढ नहीं रहा है, ये स्केनर अनावश्यक कार्य को कम करने में सहायक होगा और कहीं न कहीं कुछ अन्य काम करने के लिये समय देगा।

NehalDaveND (talk) 16:34, 21 March 2022 (UTC)

Hello,@NehalDaveND: Thanks for the request. We have checked this internally in the organisation. Unfortunately because of CIS administrative and auditing issues, currently, equipment support (such as laptop, scanner) can be given as lending to user groups. We tried to check internally to find out alternative ways or workarounds. However, it looks like currently, it would not be possible to provide this support for logistical reasons. Regards. --Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 13:55, 23 March 2022 (UTC)
धन्यवाद। NehalDaveND (talk) 14:17, 23 March 2022 (UTC)
Namaste @Jayanta (CIS-A2K):! I want to do some scanning work for reference books. My contribution speed is decreasing day by day as I don't have proper source to write articles. For such tiny community no-one can a big help, if any some user group asks help you or media can help. This is okay. But if I want to do work properly, I need some support. I request you if you can't buy or provide scanner for me, please at least give me scanner for sometime or help me to get scanner through some user group or you know all rules regarding grant, please suggest some path. NehalDaveND (talk) 03:05, 21 April 2022 (UTC)

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Request support for the conclave seminar

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Karavali Wikimedians User Group, Karnataka Arebhashe Samskruthi mathu Sahitya Academy, St Aloysius College (Autonomous) Mangaluru are collaborating & conducting a one-day conclave seminar. This seminar is regarding endangered languages for patronage & digitizing of books which will be held in mid-June. We are aiming to improve awareness activity and reach Karavali Wikimedians Users Groups. During this Conclave, Karnataka Arebhashe Samskruthi mathu Sahitya Academy will release its dictionary which has 16000+ Arebhashe words. This dictionary was made by two Wikimedians who are active members of Karnataka Arebhashe Samskruthi mathu Sahitya Academy. The Academy will also facilitate those Wikipedians who contributed to this project.

We request CIS-A2K to provide financial support & travel, accommodations for speakers & Wikipedians. Along with swags like eco-friendly Bags, stickers, and badges.

The requested budget break up is as follows.

Traveling allowance - Rs. 7,000/- (for Guest and Resource persons)
Accommodation - Rs. 10,000/- (for Resource persons)
Designing & Printing of Posters, mementos, eco-friendly bags, and stationeries - Rs. 15,000/-
Miscellaneous - Rs.2000/-
Total - 34,000/-

--Vishwanatha Badikana (talk) 17:51, 23 May 2022 (UTC)

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  •   Support, One of the educating session ever conducted in Mangaluru. Which is very helpful for Wikipedians - --BHARATHESHA ALASANDEMAJALU (talk) 17:56, 23 May 2022 (UTC)
Hello User:Vishwanatha Badikana, Thank you so much for your request. I have forwarded your request to the team and I will get back to you within the next 24 hours.

Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 08:50, 29 May 2022 (UTC)

Hello again User:Vishwanatha Badikana, thanks for your request once again. The team has a few things to be clear. Could you please clarify a few questions below?
  • Please let us know about the number of participants?
  • How you are going to invite participants?
  • Who will be the resource persons as you mentioned?

If you can reply to these questions then we will proceed accordingly. Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 11:16, 30 May 2022 (UTC)

Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) Hello, thank you for your querry.
  1. We are inviting more than 10 colleges around this region and almost 50 (Student and Lectures) participants will participate along with language scholars. However, the program is held in St Aloysius College Mangaluru auditorium. The College Wikipedia Association will take a major role in it.
  2. Through social media platform and personal invitations.
  3. Details are updated here
Regards--Vishwanatha Badikana (talk) 16:55, 30 May 2022 (UTC)]
Hello User:Vishwanatha Badikana, thanks for your response.
  • Can you please share some details or provide a breakup of travel (such as number of interstate travels) and accommodation (number of people being accommodated)?
  • Please share some details about the merchandise items, how many merchandise items will be prepared?

Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 16:31, 31 May 2022 (UTC)

Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) Greeting the day, thank you for your response, details are below

Estimated budget details

Proposed Budget
Item Details Nos Rate Cost (in  )
Travel 3 Experts (Two From Bengaluru + One from Pune)  (1,500X2X2way)+ (2000X1X2way)  10,000
Accommodation 3 Experts and 1 Guest   2,500   10,000
Wikipedia T - Shirt 30   300   9000
Eco friendly Jute Bag along with Karavali Wikimedia Logo 50   150   7500
Certificate 50   10   500
Statioanary Items 50 Files, Pens, loģo sticker etc   50   2500
Grand Total ₹39500
Regards –Vishwanatha Badikana (talk) 06:37, 1 June 2022 (UTC)


Hello User:Vishwanatha Badikana, thanks for your response. We hope to close this discussion soon from our side.
  • We have gone through the event page and details page, and can you please let us know how this Conclave helps Wikimedia projects/Wikimedians and how to connect this event with your user group works?
  • As of now, we are not sure about supporting the merchandise items. As we understand the merchandise items will be distributed among the students and participants. Please let us know how you want to use the proposed merchandise? Are the certificates planned as "certificates for participation"?

Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 11:58, 2 June 2022 (UTC)

Hello User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K)
  • The conclave seminar is exclusively for Wikimedians, and the two key speakers are Wikipedians as well and experts in this subject.

This programme is considered under Wiki Education programme, As a professor of kannada department of St Alosyious College(Autonomous) Mangaluru, I am organizing this programme along with academy and our User Group so I am once again reiterating this is Wiki Education programme.

  • As mentioned above merchandise is distributed to active members of Karavali Wikimedians and Wikipedia student association.
  • As a custom of motivation we are giving certificate to participants especially lectures and students which are very useful for their extra Curricular activities and grading.

with regards--Vishwanatha Badikana (talk) 16:38, 3 June 2022 (UTC)

Hello User:Vishwanatha Badikana, thank you so much for answering the questions. This request is   Approved. For further conversation please get in touch with nitesh@cis-india.org or medini@cis-india.org. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:27, 7 June 2022 (UTC)

Internet support request

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Hello A2K team, I'm again requesting for recharge after long time as I was busy in personal life. I'd like to mention here that I'm primary active on Urdu Wikipedia but occasionally I edit Hindi Wikipedia as well as English Wikipedia. I'm trying to write some FA on Urdu Wikipedia, it would be better & easy for me if I'm granted this to complete my task soon. To check my contribution, click (Special:CentralAuth). Thank you. Hasan (talk) 16:53, 17 June 2022 (UTC)

Hi Hasan, thanks for reaching out to us again. I am forwarding your request to the team and will get back to you within a couple of days with a decision. Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 09:04, 20 June 2022 (UTC)
Hi Hasan, thanks again for your request. This request is   Approved. Please get in touch with nitesh@cis-india.org for further conversation. Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 17:34, 25 June 2022 (UTC)

Regarding Laptop Repair

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Hello, This is Tamanpreet Kaur, I have been working on Punjabi wikisource continuously for the last 3 years. My laptop has been malfunctioning for some time now and I have been unable to work on it. If CIS-A2K helps me to get laptop repaired then I would be grateful. Tamanpreet Kaur (talk) 12:57, 20 June 2022 (UTC)

you need to state what is the specific problem with your laptop and also details related to repair cost before getting support from the community. ─ The Aafī (talk) 20:42, 20 June 2022 (UTC)
Hi Tamanpreet Kaur, thank you for your request. Also, thank you for your response to the request and Tamanpreet you can consider Aafi's suggestion if you want. I will get back to you as soon as possible. Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 17:42, 25 June 2022 (UTC)
Hello again Tamanpreet Kaur and also thanks for writing your request here. As Aafi dropped a comment for you here, I would like to ask you what kind of problem your laptop has and what will be the estimated budget? If you did not reach out to the laptop service centre then please ask them and let us know the budget. So, we can conversate further. If you want more clarity or you find something dubious please write below. Regards Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 14:18, 29 June 2022 (UTC)
Hi, the damaged part of laptop is panel which affects screen and the customer service told me that the charges for the display replacement alongside labor charges would be ₹4570. The cost of panel is 4468. And my laptop battery is nil, so i have to replace it which costs 1590. The total expense is 10,628. Here I'm seeking your help. I hope I'm helped so that I can continue helping on various Wikisource and Wikipedia projects.Tamanpreet Kaur (talk) 06:33, 30 June 2022 (UTC)

Digitalizing Sikh Manuscripts

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Event details

  • Language community and project : Punjabi Wikimedians and Digitalizing Sikh Manuscripts
  • Community discussion (Village Pump link): village pump discussion
  • Start date of preparation: 9 July 2022
  • Start date of project: 16 July 2022
  • End date of project: 15 September 2022
  • End date of completion of the entire endeavor: 30 September 2022
  • Event page:Digitalizing Sikh Manuscripts

Description

  • What are the Proposed activities?
  • Field Visit : 3 to 4 Visits
  • Scanning of Manuscripts : 30 manuscripts (a rough number) which may include a round figure of 1000 pages
  • Uploading these manuscripts on Punjabi Wikisource and encouraging Punjabi Community to work on it.
  • What are the Expected impact?

Punjabi Culture and history are very rich in the context of medieval period literature but one of the biggest concern towards it that there are very less number of initiatives to digitize and put it into public domain. Most of these texts are in public domain but these are out of public access because these are kept at some specific places which aren't in access of many people so this project is important not from the conservation view but also their educational and cultural value. This project can help a lot of researchers, readers and students to know Punjabi ancient and Medieval literature.

  • What is the Estimate budget (give it with a detailed break-up)?
Estimated BUDGET
Sr. No. Activity Cost (In INR) Remarks
1 Scanning Manuscripts 5000 Rs. 5 per page
2 Travel and Accommodation 12000 3000 per visit (estimated)
3 Food 8000 2000 per visit (estimated)
4 Safety Equipment 3000 Chemical required during scanning for safety of manuscripts
5 Community Engagement 10000 One day meetup about its report to community
6 Miscellanous 5000 If we get more manuscripts and vacant time, we will scan more pages.
Total 43000 INR

Thanking you. Gaurav Jhammat (talk) 17:37, 25 June 2022 (UTC)

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Deoband Yoruba Collaborative Project

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The Deoband Yoruba Collaborative Project is the first international collaboration that the Deoband Community Wikimedia has started with Yoruba Wikimedians User Group on 25 June 2022, with the first drive starting on 1 July 2022. The first drive is supposed to aid us in adding twenty articles related to the theme of Deoband Community Wikimedia on Yoruba language Wikipedia, which is perhaps the first such try. Subsequently, over twenty articles related to Yoruba will be added on Urdu Wikipedia. The project has only begun with this, but we look forward to organize such collaborations for other native languages as well.

The DYCP project is expected to promote international collaborations among Wikimedia affiliates and increase the quality of existing articles on Urdu and Yoruba Wikipedias for now. It would also allow Deoband Community Wikimedia to do more international collaborations in future, aimed at developing native language Wikipedias as well.

We expect about 20 volunteers to participate in this drive, who all will be given an e-certificate, I'm not aware of designing charges, and this is first thing we need help for. I'm actually here to request t-shirts at the least for top three Indian Wikimedians (and organizer) participating in this drive. It'll be a nice token of appreciation for them from the DCW. I hope CIS helps us with this. Please let me know if you have any questions. DCW has always been thankful to CIS for their tremendous support.

If there are t-shirts available at the office of CIS, that would be best. Otherwise, I'll try to get information about the costs of t-shirts locally. The idea is that the t-shirts need to have a logo of the DCW on the back. ─ The Aafī (talk) 13:36, 1 July 2022 (UTC)

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