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After Indic Wikisource Community Consultation 2018 in Kolkata in 2018, the CIS-A2K conducted the Wikisource workshops in different languages. Among them were Punjabi Wikisource Workshop, Patiala, Gujarati Wikisource Workshop, Ahmedabad Marathi Wikisource Workshop, Pavel, Tamil Wikisource Workshop, Salem and Assamese Wikisource Workshop, Guwahati Wikisource community. CIS-A2K conducted all these Wikisource workshops in 2019.

Today, after 3 years of the Covid Pandemic, we want to go back again to those Wikisource language communities, Where the language community stands today after we planned and worked three years ago for those communities. We will plan to revisit to same communities to discuss, develop, and strengthen to the next level.

CIS-A2K will conduct an advanced level Wikisource workshop, continuous sustainable road maps, future plan, and GLAM development towards Wikisource project in respective languages.

Punjabi Wikisource Community skill-building workshop[edit]

A Wikisource Community skill-building workshop on Punjabi Wikisource will conducted on 14-15 May 2022.
  • Trainer: User:Jayantanth
  • Date:14-15 May 2022
  • Place: Chandigarh
  • Venue:
  • Google Maps Location: Click here
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Please fill the form if you are interested. The last date for submitting the form is 30 April 2022.

  • Venue: The Fern Hotels and Resorts Done
  • Form open till Done
  • Announcement and selection of the participants Done
  • Logistics: Information collection process Done


  1. *•.¸♡ ℍ𝕒𝕣𝕕𝕒𝕣𝕤𝕙𝕒𝕟 𝔹𝕖𝕟𝕚𝕡𝕒𝕝 ♡¸.•*𝕋𝕒𝕝𝕜 04:51, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Jagseer S Sidhu (talk) 04:52, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Gill jassu (talk) 04:52, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Rajdeep ghuman (talk) 04:53, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Dugal harpreet (talk) 04:54, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Jagvir Kaur (talk) 04:55, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Satpal Dandiwal (talk) 04:56, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Tamanpreet Kaur (talk) 04:57, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Satdeep Gill (talk) 04:58, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Mulkh Singh (talk) 04:58, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 05:48, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Nitesh (CIS-A2K) (talk) 09:22, 14 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Agenda and Schedule[edit]

We are expecting all delegates on Friday, May 13th evening. This would allow people to take early in the morning of the 14th and still make it on time.

Friday,May 13th[edit]

6pm to 9pm: informal meetup of delegates.

Saturday, May 14th[edit]

  • 7:00 am to 9:00 am : Breakfast
  • 9:00 am to 10:00 am: Punjabi Wikisource: scope, focus area and future - by Satdeep Gill problems will be discussed by volunteers
  • 10:00 am to 10:30 am: Punjabi Wikisource status by Jayanta Nath
  • 10:30 am to 10:45 am: Index page and Pagelist creation Advance Wikisource techniques -by Jayanta Nath
  • 10:45 to 11:00 - Editing session
  • 11:00 am to 11:20 am: Tea break
  • 11:20 am to 12:50 pm: Advance proofreading techniques [including hyphenated words and {{nop}}] Advance Wikisource tools, gadgets- Jayanta Nath
  • 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm: Lunch
  • 1:40 pm to 3:10 pm: Partnership, content (books) relicense, scope and objective: brainstorming-Group Discussion
  • 3:10 pm to 3:30 pm: Tea break
  • 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Troubleshooting and sharing knowledge with Each other, One-one training each other.

Official session ends here

  • 5 pm onwards: Knowledge sharing

Sunday, May 15th[edit]

  • 7:00 am to 9:00 am : Breakfast
  • 9:00 am to 10:00 am: Punjabi Wikisource future Road Map -by Jayanta Nath
  • 10:00 am to 10:30 am: Transclusion Session
  • 10:30 am to 11:00 am: Editing Session for transclusion
  • 11:00 am to 11:20 am: Tea break
  • 11:20 am to 12:50 pm: Categorization & tools and gadgets
  • 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm: Lunch
  • 1:40 pm to 3:10 pm: Brainstorming and roadmap-Group Discussion
  • 3:10 pm to 3:30 pm: Tea break
  • 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm: Main Page Design & Editing

Official session ends here

  • 4 pm onwards: Knowledge sharing


* Is it residential training?

  • Yes. Every participant is expected to come before the main event day and wish to spend a full event day.

* Are you going to support my accommodation during the workshop?

  • Yes. We will arrange your accommodation

* Are you going to support my travel during the workshop?

  • Bus/Train/Auto/Taxi/Cab will be reimbursed for an original fare ticket by CIS-A2k. (please send your original ticket to CIS-A2K Or hand it over to the organiser team member). If any participant will come from different states or countries to attend this meeting/workshops, flight travel may be reimbursed with prior approval from the organizing team.

* Can I bring my friend/brother(...) to the workshop?

  • Kindly no, not during the workshop.

* Why can't I attend the workshop, if I am not from the mentioned Punjabi states?

  • Apologies, this is a zonal workshop. Please let us know if you want to have a similar workshop in your zone. You may email jayanta(_AT_)cis-india. org

* Can we set an agenda without this topic?

  • Apologies, this is a Wikisource specific workshop. Please let us know if you want to have a Wikipedia or any other Wikimedia project workshop in your zone. You may email tito(_AT_)cis-india. org

* I am a new contributor in Wikisoure or I have no experience in Wikisource. Am I eligible to join this event?

  • Apologies, the workshop is not for you. This is a Wikisource advance level workshop. A minimum 500-page namespace proofread and 200-page validation with proper standard format and long-term contributor of Wikisource user can eligible to apply for joining.

Please let us know if you want to have a Wikisource Basic workshop in your zone. You may email tito(_AT_)cis-india. org


CIS-A2K started the initiative to involve Indic communities in on-ground activities. A2K started from the same point where everything got stuck. For the last couple of years, the on-ground activities were shut down due to unfortunate COVID19 pandemic situations around March 2020. Now, everything is going to be settled down just like in prior times. After a long time, the Punjabi Wikisource Community skill-building workshop was planned for the Punjabi community. The Punjabi community wanted to pursue their further work on the advanced level. After completing the need assessment, the event was designed according to the responses. The community is committed to getting more engaged and involved in Wikisource activities. They made promises that the activity would not be a one-time activity only.

In the first step of the event, we collected some responses from the community. On 5th May, the community finished the form filling process. The event was announced to the community a week before. The sessions for the event were designed to follow the forms which were filled by the community members. All the experienced participants fill the form and registered themselves for the workshop. The event was conducted for two days on 14 and 15 May 2022. There was a pre-event meeting on 13 May 2022. It was an introductory meeting where all the participants interacted with each other. A total of 11 participants from the Punjabi community participated in this workshop. Two members were from CIS-A2K,

The event started on 14 May and began at 9:30 am. The sessions were designed properly. The introduction of the event introduction message was presented by User:Nitesh (CIS-A2K). Punjabi Wikisource: scope, focus area and future by User: Satdeep Gill and during the same session volunteers discussed their problems faced during proofreading. After this session, User:Jayanta (CIS-A2K) started the sessions with Punjabi Wikisource status. During the event, he taught volunteers about Index page and Pagelist creation Advance Wikisource techniques, Editing sessions, advanced proofreading techniques [including hyphenated words and Template nop] Advance Wikisource tools, gadgets, Partnership, content (books) relicense, scope and objective: brainstorming-Group Discussion and troubleshooting and sharing knowledge with each other.

On the second day of the event, Jayanta Nath conversed about Punjabi Wikisource's future road map. Furthermore, transclusion Session, Editing Session for transclusion, Categorization & tools and gadgets and Brainstorming and roadmap-group Discussion. During the event, all the participants did a great job. They contributed enthusiastically and followed all the instructions and guidelines which were given by Jayanta (CIS-A2K). User:Benipal hardarshan and User:Satpal Dandiwal handled the technical part of the Punjabi Wikisource. In the Punjabi community, female participation was good enough. User:Gill jassu, User:Rajdeep ghuman, User:Dugal harpreet, User:Jagvir Kaur, User:Tamanpreet Kaur and User:Nitesh Gill, who is working with CIS-A2K. User:Jagseer S Sidhu discussed the issues which he faced during the Punjabi Audiobook project and User:Mulkh Singh also took part actively in the workshop and share the ideas about partnerships and collaborations.

Apart from Punjabi Wikisource, Jayanta (CIS-A2K) and Satdeep Gill taught Punjabi Wikimedians how to create Wikidata items. The item creation was related to Punjabi Wikisource and a few items were created by the participants. The events statistics can be seen on the outreach dashboard here.

What is the community doing after the event? After attending the workshop, the community gets started on Wikisource and Wikidata under #1Lib1Ref. This is the follow-up activity submitted by the Punjabi community and their campaign outreach dashboard is here.