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Support requested for Kannada Wikipedia Workshop at Canara College, Mangaluru

Approved

Dear A2K team,

Canara College is a prestigious institution owned and run by the Canara High School Association, Mangalore. Canara College with its noble vision to prepare educationally strong and culturally vibrant students; is a prestigious institute for higher learning, well acclaimed to have its deep rooted existence since 1973 with its moral ideals, rich core values and fusion of cultural ethos. It has a glorious history and legacy in the field of imparting value-based, character building education to its aspirants. True to its motto of “Educating for Righteous Life” and philosophy of commitment towards offering quality education at an affordable cost, it is located centrally in the coastal educational hub of Mangaluru city. The institution is a Konkani Linguistic Minority Institution, governed and managed by Canara High School Association, Mangaluru, reaccredited by NAAC and affiliated to Mangalore University.

It offers undergraduate programs in Commerce (B. Com), Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com) Professional with Coaching for CA and CS, Science [B. Sc. (PCM, PMC, and BZC)], Computer Applications (BCA) and Business Administration (BBA) and a post graduate program in Commerce (M. Com.).

The vision of our Pioneers was to provide complete education which would integrate the ancient Indian ethos with modern, scientific and technological forefront. To create awareness about ‘Wikipedia’, Department of Computer Science, Canara College, Mangalore is planning to organize a two day workshop for the faculties and students of Canara College in association with 'The Centre for Internet and Society', Bengaluru and 'Karavali Wikimedians group' on July 27, 2019 and July 28, 2019. I am submitting this request for financial support from CIS-A2K. The proposed activities and estimated budget are furnished below.


Proposed activities

  • Wikimedia movement and Knowledge sharing
  • Policies and guidelines of Wikimedia.
  • Basics of Wikipedia editing
  • Modifying input tools, pre-requisites (e.g. community consensus), and overall process
  • Creating user documentation for new users to learn how to contribute to Wikimedia projects
  • Templates and other on-wiki technical needs

Expected impact Short-term:

  • They know the basics of Wikipedia editing
  1. All the participants know how to create new articles, translate from other Wikipedias, edit existing articles
  2. They know about the basic anatomy of an article, and the importance of citations, images/media
  3. Identify the most important articles that need to be created
  • They can take the lead in modifying the existing input method
  • They can make use of templates in articles
  • They can create user documentation to help new editors learn about editing, and using the input method.

Estimated Budget Total funding needed = Rs.23,600/-

Proposed Budget
Item Details Nos Cost (in  ) Description
Accommodation 1  6,000 1 Person 2 days accommodation
Transport 1000 * 2  2,000 1 person travel
Food (Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks) 50  12,000 Lunch and Snacks for Participants per head  120 for participants of the program
Banners 2  600 per banner  300
Stationary (Certificates, Invitations, Writing pads and pens, Miscellaneous )  3000.00 for the students and teaching faculty

Total Expenses 23,600 INR --Babitha managalore (talk) 13:14, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

Expenses Incurred

Number Category Item description Unit Total cost INR Notes
1 Food Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks 50 13,470 Lunch and Snacks for Participants per head INR135 for participants of the program for two days from New Swagath Mangaluru
2 Stationary Printing expenses 1,963 Certificates-50, Invitations-25, Writing pads and pens-60, Badges-50, Miscellaneous
3 Banner Printing expenses 2 950 2 Banners- one with INR800 and another with INR150
4 Accommodation and Transport Resource Person 1 7767.39 One Resource Person's Accommodation and Transport expenses for two days

Total Expenses INR 24,150.39 --Babitha managalore (talk) 05:36, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

Endorsements

  1.   Support : I Support this request. --Vishwanatha Badikana (talk) 13:31, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
  2.   Support :BHARATHESHA ALASANDEMAJALU (talk) 15:13, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
  3.   Support:--Kavitha G. Kana (talk) 15:20, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
  4.   Support :--Ashay vb (talk) 16:15, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
  5.   Support :--Kishorekumarrai (talk) 03:00, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
  6.   Support --Pavanaja (talk) 11:27, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
  7.   Support_Vinoda mamatharai (talk) 17:05, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
  8.   Support -Dhanalakshmi .K. T (talk) 04:42, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

Discussion @Babitha managalore: Thank you for your request. This is a very interesting program. We have few quarries regarding this request.

  1. Was this discussed on Kannada Wikipedia Village Pump? If Yes, please give us the link.
  2. From above request we can see that you are expecting about 50 participants. Please tell us after the event how will you conduct follow-up program.
  3. Do you need any support from CIS-A2K other than financial support? --Regards Gopala (CIS-A2K) (talk) 07:06, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

@Gopala (CIS-A2K) We are greateful for support in organizing the wikipedia workshop at Canara College on July 27 & 28, 2019. Thank you. Yes it was discussed in Village pump. The link is :- https://kn.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%B2%B5%E0%B2%BF%E0%B2%95%E0%B2%BF%E0%B2%AA%E0%B3%80%E0%B2%A1%E0%B2%BF%E0%B2%AF:%E0%B2%85%E0%B2%B0%E0%B2%B3%E0%B2%BF_%E0%B2%95%E0%B2%9F%E0%B3%8D%E0%B2%9F%E0%B3%86#ಮಂಗಳೂರಿನ_ಕೆನರಾ_ಪದವಿ_ಕಾಲೇಜಿನಲ್ಲಿ_ಎರಡು_ದಿನಗಳ_ಕನ್ನಡ_ವಿಕಿಪೀಡಿಯ_ಕಾರ್ಯಾಗಾರ

Follow up will be done by Creating a group of wikipedians. Ask the group to report periodically regarding the updation of articles. Providing opportunities to these members to take part in edithons or workshops.

--Babitha managalore (talk) 11:51, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Thank you @Babitha managalore:. As per telephonic conversation, CIS-A2K will provide trainer support as well. This request is   Approved. We will contact you over Email for further discussion. --Gopala (CIS-A2K) (talk) 08:50, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Ok Thank you @Gopala (CIS-A2K) --Babitha managalore (talk) 11:54, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Report

Department of Computer Science and Applications, Canara College, Mangaluru in association with Centre for Internet Society (CIS A2K), Bengaluru and Karawali Wikimedians User Group, Mangaluru organized a two days’ workshop on Kannada Wikipedia on July 27-28, 2019 at Canara College to the students and faculty. The workshop was inaugurated by Sri. M. Ranganatha Bhat., honorary secretary of the Canara High School Association by lighting the lamp. He pointed out “contributions of articles to Wikipedia will benefit students in particular and society in general“ in his inaugural speech. He also advised, through Wikipedia contributions , youth can make the best use of their time. The chief guest of the inaugural ceremony Sri. Gopalakrishna A., said that his participation in the Wikipedia Education programme has helped him to pursue his career in the CIS centre and the students need to participate in workshops of this kind organized by the college and make the best use of the opportunities.

Guest of honor Ms. Dhanalakshmi K.T Economic Analyst, Northern Trust, Bengaluru said that working with Wikipedia provides a professional experience to the students. Dr. Vishwanatha Badikana, President, Karawali Wikimedians User Group, Mangaluru delivered the keynote address. Sri. Praveen Prabhu, President, Canara College Alumni, shared his experiences with Wikipedia. Dr. Premalatha Pai., Principal in-charge presided over the function. She conveyed her best wishes to the oragnizers and participants. Mrs. Jayabharathi K.P., HOD., Department of Computer Science and Applications welcomed the gathering. Mrs. Babitha Shetty Convenor of the two days’ workshop delivered the vote of thanks. Mrs. Thara Kumari., Associate Professor., Department of Kannada., compeered the inaugural programme.

The inaugural function was followed by the practical session. The students from Canara College, St. Aloysius College, Govt. College, Ajjarakadu, Udupi., actively participated and benefited from this workshop. Along with the students the faculty from Canara College, St. Aloysius College & Sri Ramakrishna College also participated. The faculty members of the department and the members of the Karawali Wikimedians User Group were present on both days. The two days’ workshop concluded by distributing the certificates to the participants.

--Babitha managalore (talk) 05:43, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

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Workshop and Editathons to accomplish Tulu offline Wikipedia to schools

Approved

Event details

  • Language community and project : Karavali Wikimedians User Group/Tulu Wikipedia community - Workshop and Editathons to accomplish Tulu offline Wikipedia to schools
  • Community discussion (village pump link): Tulu Wikipedia Village Pump
  • Start date: August 01, 2019
  • End date: May 31, 2020
  • Event page: Project page in Tulu Wikipedia. Detailed event pages will be created later.

Description

  • Introduction

This project aims to provide offline Tulu Wikipedia to schools. Tulu has been introduced as a language by Govt of Karnataka in 70 schools of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts of Karnataka State of India. Students studying in 6th to 10th standard have the option of choosing Tulu as a language. There is no printed encyclopaedia in Tulu. Students who have chosen Tulu as a language of study have no encyclopedic book to refer other than the prescribed textbook. Tulu Wikipedia can bridge this gap effectively. Students can read article related to the topics of their study from Tulu Wikipedia. Most schools where Tulu is taught have computers but very few have Internet connection. This project envisages providing offline Wikipedia to those schools where Tulu is taught as a language. This will empower the students studying Tulu as a language with knowledge about their land and culture as well as with the latest world knowledge in their language. This is not the problem of Tulu students alone. Those who want to read encyclopedic content in Tulu have no resources available. Many books of encyclopedic in nature which have content about the rich culture, language, tradition of Tulunadu (Tulu land) are available in Kannada and English but none in Tulu. This project will also help all those who are looking for encyclopedic content in Tulu, be it about Tulu culture, language, tradition or about all other world knowledge in Tulu.

  • What are the Proposed activities?

The aim is to provide students with articles on topics related to the subjects taught as prescribed in their syllabus. A project has been initiated in Tulu Wikipedia with list of articles on various topics based on the school syllabus.

The activities to begin with are (for which this request is being made)-

  • Workshop to explain the project to Tulu writers and editors who will add article to Tulu Wikipedia.
  • Series of editathons to add articles to Tulu Wikipedia.
  • What are the Expected impact?
This project aims to achieve these-
  • Try to achieve the required number of articles created in Tulu Wikipedia.
  • Create offline Tulu Wikipedia using Kiwix and put it in a USB drive.
  • Distribute the offline Tulu Wikipedia to schools.
  • Train the school faculty in installing and using the offline Tulu Wikipedia.
  • What is the Estimate budget (give it with a detailed break-up)?

Estimated budget

Here is the summary budget for the project which is expected to spread over many months -

No Item Details Cost (in  )
1 Writers & editors training workshop 17,400
2 Editathons (6 * 22,200) 1,33,200
Total 1,50,600

Budget details for Writers & editors training workshop-

No Item Details Nos Cost (in  ) Description
1 Accommodation 1 6,000 1 Person 2 days accommodation
2 Travel 2 6,000 2 persons
3 Food 20 4,800 Lunch, tea & snacks for participants for 2 days
4 Banners 2 600 per banner 300
Total 17,400

Budget details for editathons -

No Item Details Nos Cost (in  ) Description
1 Accommodation 1 6,000 1 Person 2 days accommodation
2 Travel 2 6,000 2 persons
3 Food 30 7,200 Lunch, tea & snacks for participants for 2 days
4 Food & local travel 2 3000 for 2 persons for two days
Total 22,200

(Some portions of this project will be supported by Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy. Those activities and related amounts are not listed here. Venue for the workshop and editathons will be in-kind support by Karnataka Tulu Sahtya Academy, Shri Ramakrishna P.U. College Mangaluru and St Aloysius College Mangaluru)

Total funding needed =   1,50,600. --Pavanaja (talk) 04:23, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

Endorsements

  1. I endorse this project. It will be a good project. Offline Tulu wikipeadia is required to refer the topics. As we do not have the printed Tulu Encyclopeadia, students and others need Encyclopeadic content in Tulu. --Kavitha G. Kana (talk) 05:25, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
  2. It will be a good project it is useful to tulu students so I endorse this project- Vinoda mamatharai (talk) 08:41, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
  3. It will be a good project. There is no doubt TULU-works have to encouraged. I endorse this project.--Vidyadhar Chipli (talk) 15:19, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
  4. I endorse this project. This project is very good and very importent. Tulu is a Dravidian language. But Tulu did not gain status without a political background in Karnataka State. But the Government of Karnataka created the Karnataka Tulu Literary Academy, they has allowed to do the Tulu litrary job. The Academy has produced Tulu language textbooks. But there are a number of subject descriptions in the textbook. So that Tulu language textbooks need Tulu Offline Wikipedia work.--Vishwanatha Badikana (talk) 16:30, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
  5. I endorse this project. It is a good project helps the under privileged people to get access to online Encyclopedia. Since we do not have printed encyclopedia. --Dhanalakshmi .K. T (talk) 16:33, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
  6. I endorse the project as it aspires to promote aspects of culture and education in Tulu language.ರವಿಮುಂ (talk) 02:11, 9 July 2019 (UTC).
  7. Preserving of folklore knowledge and it reach the student make a edge in developing the language, my strong support -- BHARATHESHA ALASANDEMAJALU (talk) 02:19, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
  8. --BENET G AMANNA (talk) 03:40, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
  9. Tulu needs encyclopedic activities like this. Wikipedia is the best platform and so, I endorse this project --Vikas Hegde (talk) 05:46, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
  10. I endorse this project. It is a good project helps the under privileged people to get access to online Encyclopedia.This project is very good and very importent. Preserving of folklore knowledge and it reach the student make a edge in developing the language, my strong support--Kishorekumarrai (talk) 04:51, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

oppose

This projects some doubt about it.I am not support this Grant.

  • ರಾಮಕೃಷ್ಣ, ಅಲೋಶಿಯಸ್ ಕಾಲೇಜಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಹಲವು edit a thon ನಡೆಸಲಾಗಿದೆ ಅದರಿಂದ ಬಂದ output ತುಂಬಾ ಕಡಿಮೆ!. ಆ ಕಾರಣ money west. ಸುಮಾರು 15 edit a thon ನಡೆದು ಅದರಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿ ಮಂದಿ ಯಾರು wikipedia edit ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ.?. 6 edit a thon ಗಳಿಂದ ಏನು ಪ್ರಯೋಜನ ?.
There were many workshops and editathons. Some might not have produced any articles. For ex., the editathons at Subrahmanya, Sullia. Probably they were not planned well. But we have planned our editathons such that all will produce results. There will be metrics to measure the success.--Pavanaja (talk) 11:01, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
what Rubbish's answer. --Lokesha kunchadka (talk) 17:23, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
  • ಬರಹಗಾರಿಗೆ ಯಾವ ರೀತಿಯ ತರಬೇತಿ ( writers with type of training)?. (ಬರಹಗಾರಿಗೆ ಅದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಇದೆ). ಅದರ ವೆಚ್ಚ(cost) ಅಕಾಡೆಮಿ ಬರಿಸುತ್ತೆ ಎಂದು ಹಿಂದೆಯೆ ಅಕಾಡೆಮಿ ಹೇಳಿತ್ತು. ಬರಹಗಾರಿಗೆ (writers) ಮತ್ತು ಸಂಪಾದಕ (editor) ಎಂತಹ ತರಬೇತಿ ಎನ್ನುವುದು ಸ್ಪಷ್ಟತೆ ಇಲ್ಲ?. ಹಿಂದೆನೆ ಅಕಾಡೆಮಿಗೆ ಇದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ budget ತಯಾರಿಸಿ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿದ್ದೇವೆ. ಅದೆ ಮೊತ್ತದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂಪಾದನೋತ್ಸವ ನಡೆಸಬಹುದು ಪ್ರತ್ಯೇಕವಾಗಿ ಏಕೆ?.
The part of the project that will be supported by Academy is well discussed and arrived at. Total project is quite huge. We are asking funding for a part of the project.--Pavanaja (talk) 11:01, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
Rubbish argument.--Pavanaja (talk) 11:01, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Accommodation,Travel ಹಣ ಹೊಡೆಯುವ ದಂದೆ!. ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿಂದ- ಮಂಗಳೂರು ಬರುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಅಷ್ಟು ಮೊತ್ತ ಬೇಕೆ?. ಎರಡು ಮೊತ್ತ ಜಾಸ್ತಿಯಾಗಿದೆ?.ಇದರಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಳ್ಳು ಬಿಲ್ಲು ನೀಡುವ ಸಾಧ್ಯತೆ ಇದೆ?.
This kind of comments don't need any answer.--Pavanaja (talk) 11:01, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
The accounts and bills once submitted to CIS will be made available for anyone for verification at CIS office.--Pavanaja (talk) 11:40, 8 August 2019 (UTC)
  • offline wikipedia ಹೆಸರಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದಷ್ಟು ದನಸಹಾಯ ಸಂಗ್ರಹಿಸಲಾಗಿದೆ ಅದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಹಾಕಿಲ್ಲ?.ಒಡಿಯೂರು ಮತ್ತು ಧರ್ಮಸ್ಥಳ ದಿಂದ donation ಪಡೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳಲಾಗಿದೆ.ಯಾಕೆ ಆ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಹಾಕಿಲ್ಲ ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಕಾರಣವೇನು?.
Don't do any whataboutery. Talk about the grant request only. The request is for conducting workshop and editathons only. There are many other activities in the project.--Pavanaja (talk) 11:01, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
This comment clearly shows this person has not understood the project at all. We will be distributing the offline Wikipedia on USB drives using Kiwix software.--Pavanaja (talk) 11:01, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
Kiwix software mobile and computers working. some schools working hours not use in this offline wikipedia. Lesson paln and activity and teach, present schools cce not use offline --Lokesha kunchadka (talk) 17:23, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
  • ಕೆಲವು ಶಾಲೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಗಣಕಯಂತ್ರ ಇಲ್ಲ ಅಂತಹ ಶಾಲೆಗೆ ಏನು ಮಾಡುವಿರಿ (same schools not computer lab or computer) ?.
Tulu Sahitya Academy has given the list of all schools where Tulu is being taught. All of them have computers.--Pavanaja (talk) 11:29, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
No some schools no computer. Student computer use is out side. Cyber--Lokesha kunchadka (talk) 17:23, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Text book ಪ್ರತಿವರ್ಷ ಪರಿಷ್ಕರಣ ಗೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತದೆ (version change). ಯೋಜನೆಯನ್ನು ನಾನು ವರ್ಷದ ಹಿಂದೆ ಹೇಗೆ ತಯಾರಿಸಿ ಇಟ್ಟಿದ್ದೇನೆ, ಅದೆ ರೀತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಇದೆ ಯಾವುದೆ ಬದಲಾವಣೆ ಯಾಕೆ ಆಗಿಲ್ಲ.old statics ಇದರ ಹಿಂದಿರುವ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಉದ್ದೇಶವೇನು?.
Project has not yet started fully. The list will be updated.--Pavanaja (talk) 11:01, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
your answer is wrong. Page not updates.--Lokesha kunchadka (talk) 17:23, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
  • ಕಳೆದ ಮೂರು ತಿಂಗಳಿಂದ create wikipedia articles ಯಾವುದೆ reference, links ಇಲ್ಲದ್ದೆ ಇದೆ, ಇದರಿಂದ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಏನು ಪ್ರಯೋಜನ?.--Lokesha kunchadka (talk) 10:24, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
Talk about the project which is yet start.--Pavanaja (talk) 11:29, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

Discussion

@Pavanaja: Thank you for submitting this request. I will forward this request to the team. Also, I have few questions.
  1. How will you promote this project in Tulunadu? And what is the approach of involving college students in series of edit-a-thons?
  2. In each workshop how many articles you targeted to create? --Gopala (CIS-A2K) (talk) 09:00, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
@Gopala (CIS-A2K): Thanks for the queries. Here are my responses-
  1. We will promote this through social media, radio, local TV channels and newspapers. Since Tulu Sahitya Academy is a collaborator, they also will be promoting in their meetings and through their members.
  2. Most editathons will be conducted at colleges for using computer lab with Internet connections. Students also will be participants in the editathons. Wikipedia Students Associations will be invited to join.
  3. Total articles needed are about 700. Some are already created. We target to complete the required number of articles not just during the editathons, but also after each editathon. We try to make it a continuous effort. We have seen in the past that the tempo is kept alive by regular editathons. Hence editathons are a must. This also due to the fact that some editors don't have access to infrastructure like computer and Internet at home. They will be making maximum use of editathons.--Pavanaja (talk) 02:09, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
@Pavanaja: Thank you for your response. The goal of this project looks interesting. There are few comments from team. They are,
  1. Do you need any other support from CIS-A2K during edit-a-thons such as trainers, resources etc?
  2. There is an opposition for this request on village pump. How will you solve that.
  3. Who is responsible for implementation and reporting? Also, can you give us execution team (trainers, coordinators) details. Who will prepare metrics for content generation, uploads, new users etc. --Gopala (CIS-A2K) (talk) 07:28, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
@Gopala (CIS-A2K): Thanks for the additional queries. Here are my responses-
  1. We don't need any trainers. CIS-A2K may support by providing other resources like projector, swags, books (if available), etc.
  2. There is no real opposition. The person who started the project himself has opposed it without giving any logical or scientific reason. I have already answered him in VP itself. He has written that the project has not moved in two years. Yes, we are requesting funds to move and complete the project. That is quite obvious.
Not answering --Lokesha kunchadka (talk) 04:30, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
  1. Karavali Wikimedians will be responsible for implementation and reporting. I will create metrics and upload the relevant data. Other key persons will be Dr. Vishwanatha Badikana, Dr. Kisohre Kumar Rai, Bharatesh Alasandemajalu, Dhanalakshmi K T, Vinoda Mamatha Rai. I will be conducting the training supported by Dhanalskhmi K. T. and others. Vishwanatha Badikana and Kishore Kumar Rai will be the coordinators.--Pavanaja (talk) 09:36, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
Thank you.@Pavanaja: This request is   Approved. We will contact you over Email for further discussion. --Ananth (CIS-A2K) (talk) 08:33, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

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Wiki Education Initiative/Organ Talk: Health Awareness Activity

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Event details

  • Language community and project : Punjabi Wikimedians and Organ Talk: Health Awareness Activity
  • Community discussion (Village Pump link):

https://pa.wikipedia.org/wiki/ਵਿਕੀਪੀਡੀਆ:ਸੱਥ#ਵਿਕੀ_ਐਜੂਕੇਸ਼ਨ_ਪਰਿਯੋਜਨਾ_ਦਾ_ਪਹਿਲਾ_ਇਵੈਂਟ


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The students of two schools where Punjabi Wikimedians are starting the Education Program in 2019 have been invited by Head, Department of Anatomy, PGIMER, Chandigarh to the Scientific Program of 12th I.J. Dewan Memorial Workshop on "Organ Talk: Time to take Prevention"which is a workshop cum awareness program on health education. There will be six stations, in which demonstrations on various normal and diseased organs along with various posters will be given by the department faculty and teaching staff. This experience will give students the practical exposure to conditions like liver cirrhosis due to alcohol, damaged lungs due to smoking, osteoporotic bones, brain with extradural hematoma due to head injury, fatty deposits in heart due to junk and fatty food, ill effects of excessive use of mobile phones with interactive posters and actual specimens.

  • What are the Proposed activities?
  • On Day 01, students will be taken to PGIMER, Chandigarh for the sessions.
  • On Day 02, the edit-a-thon will be organized at their respective schools.
  • What are the Expected impact?
  • Practical exposure and awareness to students of Wiki Education Program
  • Specimen images for commons
  • Content creation on Wikipedia
  • A new initiative to engage students
  • Contemporary educational activity for students
  • Initiation of collaboration with the partner institute
  • What is the Estimate budget (give it with a detailed break-up)?

Rental Bus Charges= 16500 INR

Snacks= 5000 INR

TOTAL= 21500 INR

Endorsements

  1. --Jagseer S Sidhu (talk) 06:01, 29 July 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Nirmal Brar Faridkot (talk) 06:45, 29 July 2019 (UTC)
  3. --*•.¸♡ ℍ𝕒𝕣𝕕𝕒𝕣𝕤𝕙𝕒𝕟 𝔹𝕖𝕟𝕚𝕡𝕒𝕝 ♡¸.•*𝕋𝕒𝕝𝕜 09:16, 29 July 2019 (UTC)
  4. --Charan Gill (talk) 09:31, 29 July 2019 (UTC)
  5. Mulkh Singh (talk) 16:56, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

Discussion

Thanks @Manavpreet Kaur: for the request. Looks like very interesting project. Please update the village pump discussion link if you posted over there already. --Gopala (CIS-A2K) (talk) 06:29, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi Gopala (CIS-A2K), yes we posted on the village pump and also notified the community through off wiki channels. I forgot to share the link earlier. I have now updated the section. I am glad you liked it. I am sure it will be fruitful for students too.-Manavpreet Kaur (talk) 09:42, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

Thank you.@Manavpreet Kaur: This request is   Approved. We will contact you over Email for further discussion. --Ananth (CIS-A2K) (talk) 07:07, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

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Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 in India

Approved

Event details

  • Language community and project : Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 in India
  • Community discussion (Village Pump link): mailing list   Done
  • Start date of preparation: Month of July 2019
  • Start date of project: 1st September 2019
  • End date of project: 31st October 2019
  • End date of completion of the entire endeavor: 31st November 2019
  • Event page: Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2019 in India


Description

  • What are the Proposed activities?
In this year (2019), the West Bengal Wikimedians User Group has decided to organize the Wiki Loves Monuments in India for the second year in a row. Through this competition event the people are invited to upload images of monuments under a free license for usage on Wikimedia projects.
After finishing the event, the community will declare the names of ten winners and award them the prizes apart from sending those entries for the global challenge. The prize will be Gift Vouchers (like Amazon, Flipkart etc) and SWAG materials like Post cards. We are requesting CIS to provide us the prize money/ financial support.
  • What are the Expected impact?
Going by previous year statistics (here and here), the expected impact is as follows:
  • Number of participants: 2000
  • Number of new users: 1500
  • Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 10000
  • Number of photos used on Wikimedia projects: 300
  • What is the Estimate budget (give it with a detailed break-up)?
Estimated Budget Total funding needed =
The Gift voucher may be distributed as follows:
  • 1st Prize ( 10,000 INR ) worth Gift voucher
  • 2nd Prize ( 8,000 INR ) worth Gift voucher
  • 3rd Prize ( 6,000 INR ) worth Gift voucher
  • 4th and 5th ( 4,000 INR X 2) =8,000INR worth Gift voucher
  • 6th to 10th (2,500X 5 = 12,500 INR ) worth Consolation Gift voucher
So, the total gift voucher amount will be 44,500 INR
  • For the SWAG material, it will be 2,000 INR for preparing 500 post cards.
  • For core volunteer WLM T-shirt = 6 Nos.
Total Expenses (44,500 INR + 2,000 INR) = 46,500 INR

Endorsements

  •   Support I strongly support this grant request. West Bengal Wikimedians are doing an amazing work around Monuments and Wikidata. I would suggest having a special prize(s) for someone who adds the most number of currently undocumented monuments. --Satdeep Gill (talk) 19:13, 24 August 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support I strongly support the grant request, last year, West Bengal Wikimedians did lot of hard work in documenting undocumented Monuments of India. --Rajeeb (talk) 13:54, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

Discussion

I am forwarding this request to CIS-A2K team. Thanks.--Ananth (CIS-A2K) (talk) 09:13, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

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Folk-a-thon: A Text-Performance-Documentation and Reconstruction of rare Folk Performing Arts of Tulunadu

Under review

Event details

  • Language community and project : Karavali Wikimedians User Group / Tulu Wikipedia community - reports, articles, artists portraits, performance photos and videos
  • Community discussion (Village Pump Link): Tulu Wikipedia VP
  • Start date: August 2019
  • End date: July 2020
Event page: Project page in Tulu Wikipedia. Detailed event pages will be created later.

Description

  • Introduction

Coastal Karnataka called as Tulunadu. Tulunadu is one of the cultural regions which is special in many ways. This is a miniature India where different religions and communities co-exist. They relate to the life and culture of the region and are inextricably linked with the tradition and culture of the region. They take us into a complex world of rituals, beliefs, practices, customs, traditions, and entertainment. Therefore, it is imperative to understand their meaning, nature, structure, and subject- matter in order to understand their function in a traditional Tuluva society.

There are millions of people here do not have any written record for their culture and history. Most of them live in a rural area, they belong backward community and even tribe people with very difficult or no access to modern technology. Very few people outside of their community know about, their religious ceremonies, folk dances, rural artisans skills which are very important in the era of skill development. The skill sets they are having in the field of artisanship and herbal medicines and medicinal plants are to be preserved.

  • What are the Proposed activities?

Therefore we would like to record this oral history and culture through reports, photos, and videos, with Text-Performance-Documentation and Reconstruction of folk dance. For that, we want to be in touch with them and persuade them to record the explicit expression of their capabilities. Already we tried to connect with the people but some rituals will be conducted at the auspicious time according to the Tulu calendar in the day or after sunset.So it is imperative on our part to understand and assimilate who is who and where is where in respect of such rituals.

  • Aati Kalenja
  • Sonata Jogi
  • Madira
  • Madimaye Madimal
  • Kanyapu

Examples of culture and history to be documented recently using available resources.

  1. Sidda Vesha Dance
  2. Kori Kambala
  • What are the Expected impact?
This project aims to achieve these-

This project pave the way to

3 to 10 participants
1000 high-quality pictures uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. Culture and history are available, even with a free license.
2 hours of videos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. No free videos of folk dance.
Documentation published under a free license.
Improving Tulu Kannada and English Wikipedia Article related to folk dance.

The objective for the year project is to record 1000 pictures, 2 hours of videos after montage, and creating an article in multilingual, articles and documentation. The multimedia content (photos and videos) will be published on Wikimedia Commons under a free license.

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

Estimated budget Rs. 1,02,000

Budget breakdown
S.No Line item Details of the expense Amount (INR)
1 Photographer Responsible for producing 1000 high quality pictures and 2hr Video 40,000
2 Local guide and communication Communication with the local communities 10000
3 Travel Travel for the whole team for 4 times 22000
4 Food Food for the whole team for 4 times 8000
5 Accommodation Accommodation for the whole team for 4 times 16000
6 Miscellaneous and unexpected 6000
Total 1,02,000

Times are changing fast , priorities are varying , younger generation is looking for greener pastures and when years are going by customs and costumes are getting faded and in the near future all this will be in oblivion . So it is mandatory to capture and conserve the cultural ethos for the future generation. -BHARATHESHA ALASANDEMAJALU (talk) 12:24, 18 August 2019 (UTC)

Endorsements

  1. ತುಳುನಾಡಿನ ಉದ್ದ ಅಗಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಜಾನಪದಕ್ಕೆ ಸಂಬಂಧಿಸಿರುವ ತುಂಬ ಜನಪದ ಕುಣಿತಗಳು, ಆರಾಧನಾ ಕುಣಿತಗಳು ಇದ್ದುವು. ಆಧುನಿಕತೆಯ ವೇಗದಲ್ಲಿ ನಮ್ಮ ಆಹಾರ, ಉಡುಪು ಮತ್ತು ಬದುಕುವ ಕ್ರಮ ಬದಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಇನ್ನು ಕೆಲವೇ ವರ್ಷಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನಾವು ಈಗ ನೋಡುವ ಯಾವುದೇ ಕುಣಿತಗಳು, ಆರಾಧನೆಗಳು ಇರಲಾರವು. ಯಾಕೆಂದರೆ ಹೊಸ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣದ ವೇಗದಲ್ಲಿ ನವ ನಾಗರಿಕತೆ ಬೆಳೆಯುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಕೃಷಿ ಬದುಕಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಇದ್ದ ಜಾನಪ ಜ್ಞಾನ ಮರೆಯಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಈ ನೆಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ Folk-a-thon ಯೋಜನೆ ತುಂಬ ಪ್ರಸ್ತುತವಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಶುಭಹಾರೈಕೆಗಳು.--Vishwanatha Badikana (talk) 13:15, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
  2.   Support--Lokesha kunchadka (talk) 13:31, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
  3.   Support -Tulu culture has a very rich heritage. Unfortunately very little of it is documented. This project aims to document them and hence need support.--Pavanaja (talk) 16:44, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
  4.   Support--Ravi Mundkur (talk) 03:31, 19 August 2019 (UTC).
  5.   Support --Babitha managalore (talk) 05:29, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
  6.   Support Tulu Culture present in the southwest part of India has its own Folklore, heritage. Documenting one of these is a primary duty for us because of the advancement in lifestyle and technology people are neglecting our rich culture. Hence need support for this project. --Ashay vb (talk) 07:22, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
  7.   Support Documentation and Reconstruction of rare Folk Arts of Tulunadu is a very necessary project. Presenting Tulu Culture in a unique way, I endorse this project. ----Kavitha G. Kana (talk) 18:04, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
  8.   Support--Tulu culture has its own heritage. it is unique. Tuluvas are not aware of its value. This has to be brought up by each and every Tuluvas. Tulu culture takes us into a multifaceted world of rituals, beliefs, practices, customs, traditions, and entertainment. Therefore, it is essential to understand their meaning, nature, and function in a traditional way. So I endorse this project strongly --Kishorekumarrai (talk) 05:27, 20 August 2019 (UTC)
  9.   Support --Dhanalakshmi .K. T (talk) 18:32, 22 August 2019 (UTC)
  10.   Support --Arpitha05 (talk) 15:49, 23 August 2019 (UTC)
  11.   Support This project definitely helps in documenting the customs and traditions of Tulunadu--Durga bhat bollurodi (talk) 08:01, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
  12.   Support_Vinoda mamatharai (talk) 11:44, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
  13.   Support-Manavpreet Kaur (talk) 18:07, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
  14.   Support --Sangaram Keshari Senapati (talk) 18:52, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

Template:SS--Parvathisri (talk) 13:34, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Discussion

@BHARATHESHA ALASANDEMAJALU: Thanks for letting us know about this request. Please provide us with the link of the project page. --Ananth (CIS-A2K) (talk) 09:13, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Thank you @Ananth (CIS-A2K):, please find here
@Ananth (CIS-A2K): Please update as earliest for proceeding further.-- --BHARATHESHA ALASANDEMAJALU (talk) 18:25, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
@BHARATHESHA ALASANDEMAJALU:We request you answer the following set questions to understand the project in detail:
  • Please let us know who all from the community will be involved in the process of documentation of these Folk Arts.

Thank you @Ananth (CIS-A2K):

Tulu Wikipedians, Kannada Wikipedians, Experts from different folklore, Mangaluru University Evening college - MA Tulu Students and the traditional performers from different communities ---BHARATHESHA ALASANDEMAJALU (talk) 09:11, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Please explain why there is a need for hiring an external Photographer when Tulu community is having a good group of Photographers?
Our aim is to capture the finer moments of the art form wherein professional photographers are required , amateurs like us will not be able to capture the spontaneity, mood and rhythm of such folklore arts that are even interwoven with martial arts. Lighting will be always an issue in such places for a naive.
We are not having high quality video camera --BHARATHESHA ALASANDEMAJALU (talk) 09:11, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Karavali Wikimedains are mostly from Mangalore and speak Tulu, in this case, why do you need local guide and communication?    --Ananth (CIS-A2K) (talk) 13:34, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
These places are away from the city like Belthangadi and Kasaragod. To get connectivity with people of such place at remote locations local guide from those village is required especially to coordinate with them, since they are distributed in different walks of their daily chores.--BHARATHESHA ALASANDEMAJALU (talk) 09:11, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

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Tamil Wikipedia Workshop at Anna university Madurai Campus

Under review

Event details


Description

  • What are the Proposed activities?

Anna university is the one of premier institution in Tamil Nadu. Anna University at Madurai has showed the interest in wikipedia workshop as a result of our outreach. We have planned one day Tamil wikipedia workshop for 50 students from same institutions. As this is the pilot batch in the university, we have intended to shortlist the students who has showed interest and has wikipedia account prior to registration. The institution will support on infrastructure and student participations. We have also partnered with madurai based Kalam, an NGO who works on education fields, for local logistic and publicizing support. The Key activities includes to knowledge sharing on Creative commons, wikimedia projects, wikipedia edits, wikipedia APIs.

  • What are the Expected impact?

Short-term:

  • Students get to know about basics of wikimedia projects
  • Students get to know about how to create new articles, translate from other Wikipedias, edit existing articles

Long-term:

  • New active contributors
  • What is the Estimate budget (give it with a detailed break-up)?
No Item Details Nos Cost (in  ) Description
1 Travel 2 2,000 1 wikipedian from chennai + 2/3 from local
2 Food 65 7150 50 + 15 persons(Lunch, tea & snacks for participants )
3 Swag 60 1000 for participants and faculties
4 Posters 2 1200 Printing of Event Poster each 600
Total 11,350

Beside financial assistance, We need 50 participants certificates (I will send you the template on time). This is the first(atleast recently) outreach in Madurai from wiki community. On sucess of the workshop may leads to attract more students from various colleges. As it is a reputated university, It also create awareness about wikipedia among other students from the city. -Neechalkaran (talk) 17:14, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

Endorsements

Discussion

I am forwarding this request to CIS-A2K team. Thanks.--Ananth (CIS-A2K) (talk) 05:15, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

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