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The Wikimedia India Chapter (Registered Name: Wikimedia Chapter) is an independent and not-for-profit organization that supports, promotes and educate the general Indian public about the availability and use of free and open educational content, which includes the ability to access, develop and contribute to encyclopaedias, dictionaries, books, images, etc.

Wikimedia India was formally approved by the Board of Trustees, Wikimedia Foundation after the recommendation of the Chapters Committee in June 2010 and India became the 29th country to host a Wikimedia Chapter. The Wikimedia Chapter was formally registered as a Non-profit Society vide Registrar of Societies, Bangalore Urban District on 03 Jan 2011. Wikimedia India is an approved chapter by the Wikimedia Foundation for Wikimedians living in, or connected to India.

This chapter helps coordinate various Indian language Wikipedias & other Wikimedia projects and spread the word in India. The chapter's latest updates can be accessed from its official portal Wiki, wiki.wikimedia.in.

It is an autonomous entity that does not have any editorial control over content on Wikipedia and its related projects. The Chapter does not have access to the servers hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation in the USA.

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Becoming a memberEdit

Membership is open to Indian nationals (aged 18 years and above) and Institutions registered in India.

  • Fees: The annual membership fee (as on Mar 2012) is Rs 100/- for Individuals and Rs 1000/- for Institutions.
  • Membership Term: The membership term runs from the date of approval of said membership and ends on 31st March of the same financial year. Membership applications are accepted throughout the year. There are no multi year or life membership options.
  • Payment mode: The membership fee can be paid either by DD/Cheque/NEFT/Internet banking transfer (for SBI account holders) to Chapter Bank account. Please do not deposit cash/outstation cheques into Chapter SBI Bank account, at SBI branches as Bank levies Rs 25 as inter branch fee (as of Aug 2011). Please transfer the amount through NEFT as the charges are lower. Cash is not accepted for membership fee as of now.
  • Membership form: The membership application form can be downloaded from available: Individual, Institutional
  • Form submission: The duly completed membership application along with payment instrument/or details of payment needs to be sent to Chapter office: Wikimedia Chapter, No. 194, 2nd ‘C’ Cross, Domlur, 2nd Stage, Bangalore - 560071.
  • Application processing: The Chapter membership committee will endeavour to process all applications within four weeks.
  • WMC reserves the right to reject membership applications, with reason. In such cases, if payment is already made, the same will be refunded without any interest for the intervening period otherwise, the payment instrument (Cheque/DD) will be returned. However, the Rules and Regulations of the Wikimedia Chapter provide for appeal in such cases in Article IV-1. “In cases where the Executive Committee does not approve the application for membership of a person, said person may appeal to the General Body at the next Annual General Meeting.”
More Information can be found here

DonationsEdit

Wikimedia India Chapter ( Reg Name : Wikimedia Chapter) is a not-for-profit organisation which gratefully receives your donations, no matter how large or small. Please note that donations to Wikimedia Chapter are not non-tax deductible in India, as of now. We are currently working on 12A and 80G tax exemption applications.

We appeal to the community, members, philanthropic individuals and organizations to support us at Wikimedia India through donations. As a newly registered entity, we depend on the generous contributions of people like you to support the activities and projects of our volunteers throughout the country. If you wish to donate for a specific purpose or project aligned with the objectives of the Chapter, we would be happy to discuss this with you at the email address provided below.

Donations can be made via Cheque, Demand Draft, NEFT and Internet banking and the completed donation form should be emailed to chapter@wikimedia.in.

A direct deposit, NEFT and Internet banking can be made to our bank account.

If you are making a contribution by DD/cheque please make them payable to "Wikimedia Chapter" , payable in Bangalore and send them to:

Wikimedia Chapter
No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross
Dommaluru 2nd Stage
Bangalore - 560071

Once the payment is processed, we will send you a receipt.

As of now, due to regulatory body restrictions, we can accept donations only from India or Indian citizens.

More information can be found here

Communication channelsEdit

Official ContactsEdit

WikimediaIndia-lEdit

There is a mailing list at WikimediaIndia-l for discussion of this chapter, and of the Indian language Wikimedia projects in general.

Other mailing lists/groups/noticeboardsEdit

List of Mailing Lists specific to India

IRCEdit

To join the discussion on IRC, join us in #wikimedia-in

Social MediaEdit


PeopleEdit

Wikimedia India Chapter Executive Committee (Board) :

  • Rahul Deshmukh : President (rahuldeshmukh101@wikimedia.in)
  • Yohann Varun Thomas : Secretary (yohannvt wikimedia.in )
  • Sanket Oswal : Treasurer (sanket_oswal wikimedia.in)
  • Krishna Chaitanya Velaga : Member (kcvelaga@wikimedia.in)
  • Suyash Dwivedi : Member (suyash.dwivedi@wikimedia.in)
  • Santosh Shingare : Member (cherishsantosh@wikimedia.in)
  • Viswanathan Prabhakaran : Member (viswaprabha@wikimedia.in)
Write to the EC at wikimedia-in-exec lists.wikimedia.org

History and TimelineEdit

  • 30-Sep-2004: An IRC meeting on September 30, 2004 at 15:30 IST. For a summary of the discussion, please see 2004 IRC meeting.
  • Nov-2007: The discussions have been re-initiated in November 2007, and several people have responded enthusiastically on the WikimediaIndia-l mailing list (please see the November 2007 archive). A draft of proposed bylaws is available here.
  • Dec-2008: Sue Gardner and Jimmy visited India in Dec 2008.
  • Jul-2009: Discussions started again after the 2009 July Bangalore Meetup.
  • 8-Mar-2010: Memorandum of Association proposed. Now, we have reached a state where we can take this forward formally and fast. A brief background of the history can be found here.
  • 6-Apr-2010: A final version of the MoA and by-laws was submitted to the Wikimedia Chapters Committee on 6 April 2010, after undergoing various revisions based on feedback from individual members of the Chapters Committee, Wikipedians in India and elsewhere, and the advice of an Indian tax expert who is helping with registration. This is the announcement of final submission.
  • June, 2010 Wikimedia India became the 29th chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation by a resolution of the Wikimedia Board of Trustees.
  • 3-January-2011 Registration of the organisation in India was completed via Registrar of Societies, Bangalore Urban District Certificate No: SOR/BLU/DR/1137/10-11 dt 03 Jan 2011 ( announce page).
  • 30-July-2011 Events were kicked off with a seminar on Copyright and Open Licensing at Bangalore.
  • 12-Sep-2011 Outreach events were kicked off with a Wiki Academy for Department of Public libraries, Government of Karnataka.
  • 24-September-2011 The first AGM and Chapter Elections were conducted successfully.
  • 18-November-2011 Wikimedia India Chapter co-hosted the first WikiConference India with the Mumbai Wikipedia Community.

WikipediaEdit

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Language Language (local) Wiki Articles Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English English en 5,877,866 47,982,178 897,362,595 1,161 36,544,229 126,247 882,731
2 Hindi हिन्दी hi 131,581 881,969 4,214,671 11 459,089 1,285 4,011
3 Tamil தமிழ் ta 122,608 369,604 2,754,690 43 155,054 308 7,663
4 Telugu తెలుగు te 70,813 252,809 2,667,674 15 85,890 186 12,431
5 Bengali বাংলা bn 68,894 665,360 3,492,831 11 229,779 781 5,925
6 Malayalam മലയാളം ml 63,899 397,153 3,082,677 21 123,869 264 5,966
7 Marathi मराठी mr 53,502 222,308 1,682,958 9 106,863 232 19,187
8 Bishnupriya Manipuri ইমার ঠার/বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী bpy 25,086 58,315 781,532 2 19,294 13 49
9 Urdu اردو ur 146,289 818,351 3,900,532 11 96,066 222 9,880
10 Nepali नेपाली ne 33,011 90,793 732,473 9 42,501 101 824
11 Gujarati ગુજરાતી gu 28,481 91,189 662,783 4 49,542 74 0
12 Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ kn 24,760 104,391 915,476 4 55,078 116 3,375
13 Sanskrit संस्कृतम् sa 11,391 58,023 444,014 6 26,267 32 437
14 Divehi ދިވެހިބަސް dv 2,992 10,500 120,976 2 19,484 15 933
15 Pali पाऴि pi 2,536 4,450 96,246 1 5,083 9 0
16 Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ pa 31,372 109,119 478,018 8 28,490 102 1,390
17 Odia ଓଡ଼ିଆ or 14,958 63,964 368,732 6 21,538 53 126
18 Assamese অসমীয়া as 5,602 44,214 197,416 5 22,841 67 1,387
19 Sindhi سنڌي، سندھی ، सिन्ध sd 11,477 34,594 146,684 3 10,450 36 66
20 Kashmiri कश्मीरी / كشميري ks 325 1,635 32,666 1 6,811 10 0
21 Bhojpuri भोजपुरी bh 6,852 52,828 656,346 3 18,113 36 56
22 Maithili मैथिली mai 13,378 33,091 192,059 6 7,323 32 97
23 Goan Konkani गोवा कोंकणी gom 3,719 8,230 180,712 3 5,072 13 0
24 Tulu ತುಳು ಭಾಷೆ tcy 1,049 4,167 57,759 2 2,727 18 0

Statistics on Sunday, 30. December 2018 12:01AM

WikisourceEdit

Page namespace Main namespace
Language All pages Without text Not proofread Problematic Proofread Validated All pages With scans Without scans %
as 5828 100 2965 21 2742 1487 1470 167 1303 11.36
bn 710062 6898 684886 572 17706 7548 7558 7528 16 99.79
gu 15046 317 1040 9 13680 11316 6137 1913 4224 31.17
kn 50292 571 45862 45 4072 1811 21064 131 20933 0.62
ml 47090 2051 12559 132 32348 690 6420 729 5691 11.36
mr 23441 11 22341 35 1054 34 1581 29 1552 1.83
or 7205 60 3070 3 4072 3029 659 99 555 15.14
pa 24317 293 13973 44 10007 1442 152 34 118 22.37
sa 54090 158 47918 22 5991 3805 20858 480 20378 2.30
ta 403711 95 381157 67 22392 10592 6252 2001 4251 32.01
te 51458 1193 15170 69 35026 25552 13242 4089 9153 30.88

Statistics as on 03 May, 2019.

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