Hindi Wikimedians/Meetups/Jan 2017-Origin of User Group Idea Meet Up

First Hindi Wikimedians Meet was held on 28 Jan.2017 at Citco restaurant sector 34 Chandigarh.It was first meet up where the idea of forming the User Group of Hindi Wikimedians was discussed and fnalised.Though it was one to one meeting of two experienced Wikimedians residing in Chandigarh with user names Harvinder Chandigarh and Anamdas yet both of these Wikimedians had been interacting informally with the rest of community in the region.It was a formal meeting to give final shape to this idea.Many other Wikimedians of the region have shown desire to them to contribute for the promotion of the movement if some concrete plan and organised efforts are made in this direction.Therefore it was decided:

  • To form a group of Wikimedians to focus the activities in India ,adjoing countries having adequqte Hindi speaking population, with focus on Hindi Belt and North India.It was decided initially to name this group as "Hindi Wikimedians".

  • Creation of Hindi User Group was thought to be justified on the fact that although Hindi is the fourth most spoken language of the world and major language of North India yet it lack a User group.

It was also decided that advantage Chandigarh of being the multilingual city should be utilised for developing multilingual and multidimensional activities of the movement.

  • Various other language communities should be encouraged to form language specific groups to promote content in their respective languages.As India is a waste country therefore there is a need to create few regional Groups also .This regional group may work as umbrella and help language group.Immediate attention should be given to endangered, less represented languages and dialects of the North region.To this effect another "Wikimedians of North India" was also proposed to be created.