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The activities of the event can be broadly categorised as follows:

Meetup

Goals were subjective ones and were met successfully.

  1. The primary goal of the conference was to Socialize with community members and to bring them on common platform for discussions,there was a healthy and fruitful interaction between experienced and new wikipedians .
  2. Another target was to Increase skills of existing editors and sharing experiences of admins and senior wikipedians with new wikipedians .
  3. A workshop to explore other Wikimedia projects in Hindi Language like, Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikisource etc. was conducted .Experienced wikipedians introduced wikisource to existing wikipedians and newcomers , proofreading and editing was also explained .
  4. It was proposed to Celebrate 16th Birthday of Wikipedia hence all the wikipedians celebrated 16th wiki birthday on 15 Jan 2017(please see pics below in gallery).
  5. The community agreed to explore the possibility of creating a forum for representing Hindi Wikipedia. Later on, thsi has resulted in formation of "Hindi Wikipedia User Group" (Platform centric) & "North Indian cross-wiki User Group" (Geography centric), and the development process is underway. We are now exploring possibilities and encouraging people to for state level groups, whcih are the need of the hour keeping in view the huge population and geographic expanse of India.
Editathon

Goals were objective ones and realised that these were set in over-enthusiasm. Goal was to eliminate uncategorised categories & pages, alongwith a general and undeclared objective of improving the content or adding new pages.

  1. uncategorised categories were eliminated. 100% success.
  2. Eliminating uncategorised pages proved to be a huge task and an unrealistic target to set.
  3. The goal of Adding and improving content in wikipedia was partially achieved, new articles were also created.
Outreach
  1. The talks to discuss and evaluate strategies for 'Wikipedia Education program' With Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya Bhopal was also undertaken.
IT MAY PLEASE BE NOTED THAT A TIE UP WITH THIS UNIVERSITY HAS POTENTIAL OF CREATING A PARADIGM SHIFT FOR HINDI WIKIPEDIA AND HINDI LANGUAGE IN INDIA. THIS NEEDS TO BE TAKEN UP SERIOUSLY BY WMF. WE ALL ARE NOVICES IN THIS FIELD AND NEED SUPPORT. This goal proved to be a path rather than an end.
  1. Goal of Recruiting new editors was also on the agenda and as many as 16 new wikipedians joined wikipedia
  2. A workshop to explore other Wikimedia projects in Hindi Language like, Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikisource etc. was conducted .Experienced wikipedians introduced wikisource to existing wikipedians and newcomers , proofreading and editing was also explained .

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