CIS-A2K/Reports/Newsletter/June 2017

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CIS-A2K Newsletter, June 2017
Wikidata Workshop: South India
Participants at the Wikidata Workshop: South India
Wikidata Workshop: South India was conducted in Bangalore on 10 and 11 June 2017. 11 Wikimedians from six Indic Wikimedia communities participated in the workshop. The workshop, organized on popular demand from community members provided a general orientation to the basics of Wikimedia. Read more on blog...
Tallapaka Pada Sahityam is now being made available on Wikisource

Tallapaka Pada Sahityam, a compilation of over fourteen thousand Telugu compositions is being made available on Wikisource. Tallapaka Annamacharya was a 15th-century Hindu saint and composer who was renowned for singing in praise of Lord Venkateswara. This compilation, is being uploaded by the library on Wikisource as part of their efforts to digitize the library archives. These lyrical works, dealing with a variety of themes, are of immense literary and cultural significance to Telugu speakers the world over. Read more on blog...

Programme reports
Outreach, education programme and community engagement programme reports:

  • Thematic Edit-a-thon at Yashawantrao Chavan Institute of Science, Satara
    A Marathi Wikipedia edit-a-thon was held at Yashawantrao Chavan Institute of Science, Satara. The aim of the workshop was to edit and improve articles on Marathi Wikipedia under the theme "Environment and Local Biodiveristy". Participants were given an orientation on how to contribute to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Read more on the blog.
  • Asian Athletics Championships 2017 Edit-a-thon Odia Wikipedians, in conjunction with Indian Athletics Federation and Sports and Youth Services collaborated to document the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships. Hundreds of photos were uploaded and new Wikipedia content added to inform the event’s fans. Read more on blog
Participants at the Asian Athletics Championship Edit-a-thon

Media coverage

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