Wikimedia chapters/Reports/Wikimedia India/Jul-Sep2012

Admin & LegalEdit

The second Annual General body meeting was held on 23 Sep 2012. Annual report for 2011-12 was released on the occasion.

Elections were conducted during the AGM. Karthik Nadar Nikita Belavate, Pranav Curumsey, Srikanth Ramakrishnan and Viswa Prabha were declared elected.

WikiConference 2011
Conference Audit Report published along with Chapter Audit report during AGM on 23 Sep 2012

Legal services Consultant
Mr. Apar Gupta is appointed as the legal services consultant for the Chapter effective 15 Aug 2012 for a period of one year. Apar is presently a partner at the law firm of Advani and Co.. Having a background in litigation he specializes in legal issues involving technology and intellectual property. His services include legal advisory and consultation as well as representing the Wikimedia Chapter in courts.


Executive Manager
EC after an exhaustive search and selection process has appointed Sowmyan Tirumurti as Executive Manager of the organisation. Sowmyan joined Wikimedia India on 1st October 2012 as Executive Manager based in Bangalore. His primary role is to support the members and the community in organizing and running the various promotion programs.

Membership as of 30 Sep, 2012 is 126. M/s Arnion Technologies Pvt Ltd, Ahmedabad became the first institutional member, following the grant of membership on 19 Sep 2012.

Technology & CulturalEdit

Wiki loves monumentsEdit

Here are some statistics and updates from India:

  • 16,796 photos have been uploaded from India thanks to Wiki Loves Monuments 2012.
  • There were 2,230 participants from the country, meaning India had by far the most participants.
  • Anupamg, Thamizhpparithi Maari, Sthitaprajna, Darwinacitizen and Vu2sga were the top five contributors from India.
  • Taj Mahal(Indian Monument N-UP-A28-a) is the world wide winner - a monument which was clicked by maximum no of photographers. It was photographed by 114 different users in Wiki Loves Monuments 2012.

First round of filtering is going on and it is expected to be completed by Oct 15,2012.

Grant UsageEdit

  • Assamese wiki 10 celebration: Rs 5647
  • Kannada Wiki 9 anniversary: Rs 18411
  • WikiSangamotsav Conf: Rs46000



  • 27, 28-Jul-2012, Wikepdia stall in Fifth Elephant
  • 9-Jul-2012 Bangalore Wikimeetup 48


  • The fifth elephant

Wikimedia India partnered with the organisers of The Fifth Elephant Conference held at at NIMHANS convention center on 27th & 28th July 2012. Read the blogpost at

  • Wiki Academy @ Dravidian University, 6 Aug 2012

Conducting Wiki Academy @ Dravidian university on 6 Aug 2012, is a special experience as majority of the audience was from the teaching staff. It is also the first ever multi lingual Wiki Academy conducted by chapter. As Dravidian university is focused on the major Dravidian languages, English, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam scholars attended the Wiki Academy. Read more at the blog


  • AGM,23 Sep 2012 See blog post
  • Sep 1- 30: Wiki Loves Monuments
  • 15-Sep-2012 Kannada Wiki Workshop in Tumkur University
  • 23-Sep-2012, Wikimedia India AGM-2012 (Members only event)
  • 30-Sep-2012, Hyderabad Meetup 6