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Ayurveda Project Outreach

About Project in Brief

Project Aim


Release of Ayurvedic texts on Sanskrit Wikisource.

About Ayurveda


Ayurveda (Sanskrit Āyurveda आयुर्वेद, "life-knowledge") or Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to the Indian subcontinent and a form of alternative medicine. The oldest known ayurvedic texts are the Suśrutha Saṃhitā and the Charaka Saṃhitā.[1] These Classical Sanskrit texts are among the foundational and formally compiled works of ayurveda.

About Project


An ancient proverb states, ‘When diet is wrong medicine is of no use, when diet is correct medicine is of no need’. This simplest philosophy is based on an ancient and unique science called Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the oldest medical system in the world known to human. Derived from its ancient Sanskrit roots - ‘ayus' (life/longevity) and ‘ved' (knowledge/science) – and offering a rich, comprehensive outlook to a healthy life, its origins go back nearly 5000 years. Einstein once quoted, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." While allopathic medicine tends to focus on the management of disease, Ayurveda bestows us with the knowledge of how to prevent disease and how to eliminate its root cause if it does occur by returning back to the nature from where the healing begins. The oldest known texts on Ayurveda are the Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, and the Ashtanga Hrudaya. These texts detail the affect that the five elements found in the cosmic system - earth, water, air, fire, ether – have on our individual system, and expound on the importance of keeping these elements balanced for a healthy and happy life. Ayurveda gives a lifestyle that blends the health of body, mind, emotions, soul, nature and spirit. Explore this ancient unique form of Indian medicine and help us contribute to our traditional heritage on ‘Ayurveda on Wikipedia’. Returning back to nature through modern vision….

The problem


There are several issues related to Ayurved. One of the most prominent is that its texts are not available online! The other one is there are differences of opinion even in experts related to proper translation of the texts. There are several logical fallacies in the concepts as well. Many other issues are linked to it. But the most important issue which we can identify is non availability of the material to common people who are interested to know it.

The solution


Making these texts available is the solution. (A primary and very import step to issue many problems!)

Role of Wikipedia / sister projects


1) Making the texts available in original language. (Mainly Sanskrit) 2) Translation (If possible) 3) Use of this material in different Wikipedia articles after scrutiny.



Skype/Google-Hangout call will be scheduled in first week of January-2014



Date : 18th January 2014
Place : Pune,Maharashtra,India

Actual work

  • Participants will learn to edit Sanskrit Wikisource.
  • They will gain the thrill of adding to the body of knowledge of Sanskrit Wikisource in terms of knowledge of Ayurveda.

Expected Impact

  • Awareness of the related issues and feeling of empowerment among participants that they can contribute to solve the issues.
  • Opening the possibilities of making the online translation available.
  • Awareness of the challenges and opportunities in this direction in the minds of general public.

Special Guests

  • Dr. Abhijeet Safai (BAMS Doctor and Medical Researcher)
  • Mr. Moksh Juneja (President, Wikimedia India Chapter)
  • Mr. Sudhanwa Joglekar (Ex-President, Wikimedia India Chapter)


  1. Master Murugan, Chillayah (20 October 2012). "Surgery of Susrutha Samhitha and art of treatment (Vaidhiya Murai)". Varma Kalai. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 

We need support for outreach in Ayurveda Colleges.

  • Posters and Brochure about Wikipedia and sister projects (with Wikisource as primary focus)
  • Sanskrit Wikisourse in DVD/Offline format.
  • Swags - Stickers,Buttons etc.

More about Ayurveda Project - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Project_Med/Projects/Ayurveda

Keep Supporting,Keep Inspiring! :-) AbhiSuryawanshi (talk) 21:30, 2 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Dear Abhishek, please specify the number of stickers and buttons. Are they for the existing wikipedians or the visitors/participants? I have sent a mail to Sanskrit Wikipedian Shubha for the Offline Sanskrit WikiSource copying you. I would suggest you to share a link instead of posting a long template. Thanks! --Subhashish Panigrahi (talk) 09:59, 6 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Swags will be given to existing wikipedians. We have workshop on same day to promote Sanskrit wikisource, stickers will be given to all participants of workshop. We need 100 buttons and stickers along with 20 T-Shirts. AbhiSuryawanshi (talk) 04:56, 8 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
20 T-shirts and 50 badges were couriered to you on the 14th. Please let us know if you have received them or not. We could not send more swags because of the delay in ongoing production of swags. --Subhashish Panigrahi (talk) 09:15, 21 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. We received only T-Shirts. Keep Supporting, Keep Inspiring! :) AbhiSuryawanshi (talk) 10:42, 21 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Mumbai Wikimedia Community - Silver Jubilee meetup + Wikipedia 13th anniversary celebration


We are requesting for funds worth INR 10,000/- for the celebration of Silver Jubilee Meetup and the 13th anniversary of Wikipedia. The break up of cost is as follows:

  • Rent & Food: INR 8000/-
  • Cake: INR 2000/-

This is a great occasion to celebrate for the Mumbai community as it is the second city after Bangalore to reach such a milestone. Prad2609 (talk) 10:38, 12 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

I support the grant request. Rohini (talk) 10:44, 12 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Strongly support the requests for the grant.Angpradesh (talk) 12:18, 12 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I support the request for grant --Krutikaa (talk) 19:52, 13 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Wikipedia Workshop Pune 2014 - Wikipedia Workshop + Wikipedia's 13th anniversary celebrations


Briefly about the Project



We need support to successfully organize this event.We are requesting funds worth INR 21,100/- .

Budget breakdown

Budget Sheet
Sl.No Budget Item Cost (in INR)
General/Basic Expenses
1 Digital Cake with Wiki logo 3,100/-
2 30 posters for outreach @ INR 25 each 750/-
3 300 Handsets @ INR 20 each 6000/-
4 Flex 1000/-
5 Scissors,tapes,pens,markers 500/-
Hospitality & Felicitations
6 Water bottles, Momentos & Bouquets 1000/-
Offline Wikipedia DVDs
7 50 CDs @ INR 25 each 1,250/-
Refreshments for Participants
8 Sandwiches & wafers INR 40/Participant 6000/-
9 Tea /Coffee & Biscuits INR 10/Participant 1,500/-
Total 21,100/-

Fee Waived
Sl.No Budget Item Cost (in INR)
1 Auditorium 12,000/-
2 Mike, Lighting,Podium 1,600/-
3 Stage Decoration 500/-
Total Waived Fee 14,100/-

Non-financial requirements
  • 100 Wikipedia/Wikimedia T-shirts
  • 200 Wikipedia/Wikimedia Badges/Stickers

For more details about the event - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Workshop_Pune

This is a great opportunity for the Pune community,existing as well as new editors to meet together & spread the word . Yohannvt (talk) 16:44, 12 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Yohannvt thank you for placing your request. We would definitely consider supporting the Pune community. However, we would need few more details. On this page could you please specify the event venue and the number of participants that are expected to attend. The swag request is high. Are you expecting a turnout of more than 100 Wikimedians for this event? Also we are not sure if we will be able to deliver the swags to you in time, but we will try our best. Could I also request you to please mail me on vishnu@cis-india.org so that I could collect the necessary details (like your address, etc) to help support the event? Please do not hesitate to call me on +919845207308 should you feel the need to speak. Best wishes for the event --Visdaviva (talk) 18:28, 14 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you Visdaviva for consider supporting the Pune community. I have updated the page. & it now includes the details you asked for.Yes, we are expecting 130-150 attendees. We expect more such cooperation in the future.Yohannvt (talk) 17:59, 15 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Kolkata Bookfair 2014 Support + Wikipedia 13 celebration


Kolkata Bookfaair


As per Kolkata_Book_Fair_2014 grants, WMF will give us INR 3,16,000 out of INR 3,50,000. So we need INR 34,000 from CIS resource. We are providing the details of a budget of INR 35,000 which is mostly for internet charges, SWAGs and other incidentals.

Item Amount in INR
2.6 Banner INR2000
4.3 Internet Charges INR4000
5.1 Bengali FAQ, 10000 copies INR20,000
5.2 Bengali Promotion leaflet INR4000
5.3 English Wikipedia leaflet INR4000
4.4 Other incidentals INR1,000
Total INR 35,000

Wikipedia 13 celebration

  • Conference Hall booking : 3,000/-
  • Cake: 500/-
  • Snacks: 1500/-

We need support to successfully organize this event.We are requesting funds worth INR40,000.--Jayantanth (talk) 17:43, 13 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]



Request for funding Tewiki10 /Telugu Wikipedia Dasabdi Utsavalu 2014


The Telugu Wikipedia community is organising the Tewiki10 /Telugu Wikipedia Dasabdi Utsavalu 2014 on 15th & 16th February 2014, at KBN College, Vijayawada, Andra Pradesh.

  • Funding support: Rs. 150,000/-
  • Printing 300 T-Shirts (approximate cost of Rs. 100,000/-)

Please find the budget breakdown here.

  • Hi Vishnu, we have sought a sum of Rs.2,00,000/- from Wikimedia India Chapter here and a sum of Rs.2,32,800/- from Wikimedia Foundation here. We have placed the same details on the budget page.


  1. Pranayraj Vangari (talk) 12:58, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
  2. I support the grant ---Kasyap (talk) 14:21, 17 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  3. I support the grants ...విశ్వనాధ్.బి.కె. (talk) 14:53, 17 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  4. I support the grant - Pasaban (talk) 16:14, 20 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Request for planning a General, Telugu and Odia (Optional) Wikipedia workshop in NIT, Warangal


I talked to concerned authority to conduct a workshop in English, Telugu and Odia (Optional) Wikipedia Workshop in NIT, Warangal here. They need a formal proposal letter to the concerned authority. These things I informed to Subhashish Panigrahi. They are keeping more stress on English and Telugu Wikipedia, so we can make Odia Wikipedia Workshop as optional. I personally suggest, to make google form for each workshop for registration process and based on the number of people in Telugu and Odia workshops, we can decide whether Odia workshop will be done or not.-- Diptiman Panigrahi

Dear Diptiman, thanks for taking initiative for starting a new Wikimedia community at NIT Warangal. Please let me know the name and designation of the person to be addressed or it could be addressed to the principal? In the mean time could I also request you to inform Telugu community by mailing to the Telugu mailing list here? Some of the Telugu Wikipedians might be able to join for the workshops.--Subhashish Panigrahi (talk) 01:56, 24 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Subha Bhai : I am giving you the address of the concerned authority below. As he was Ex-HoD of CSE Dept and a very keen person to organize workshops. I talked to him only about the workshop when he was HoD. Later, he promoted to Dean(academic). So, I think he can do more for us.
Dr. Prof. D.V.L.N. Somayajulu
Dean (Academic)
National Institute of Technology
Andhra Pradesh -506004
email :somadvlns@gmail.com

And regarding informing Telugu Wiki Community, I feel after getting positive response from Dean, It will be better to inform them that time only, so that they can come for workshops.

Request for funding 10th birthday of Odia Wikipedia, 2014


The Odia Wikimedia community is going to celebrate the 10th anniversay on 28th and 29th Jan 2014, at Bhubaneswar and Dhenkanal, and requires a

  • Funding support of Rs. 50,000
  • 30 T-Shirts
  • 200 badges
  • 200 stickers

On behalf of Odia Wikimedia Community, I request for funding the event.--Mrutyunjaya Kar (talk) 01:01, 24 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Mrutyunjaya Kar thanks for placing the request. We would definitely consider supporting the Odia community. Could you give a detailed break-down of the budget that OR WP community has planned to incur to celebrate the 10th anniversary. It would be useful to also give a link to the budget on the OR Wikipedia. Are there any other sources from which you are seeking support? Could I also request you to please mail me on vishnu@cis-india.org so that I could collect the necessary details (like your address, etc) to help support the event? Please do not hesitate to call me on +919845207308 should you feel the need to speak. Best wishes to the Odia Community for the event. --Visdaviva (talk) 06:12, 24 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Proposed detailed budget


Here is the detailed break-down of the budget. There are no any other sources from which we are seeking support.--Mrutyunjaya Kar (talk) 11:10, 24 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Item Cost (in INR) Detail
Travel INR25,000 Travel expenses for Guests and Odia Wikimedians
Accomodation INR2,000 Accomodation expenses for 28th night at Nalconagar/ Dhenkanal
Food INR10,000 Including Snacks
Printing and stationary INR5,000 Flex banner, Poster, Notepad, Pens, Markers,tapes...
Cake/ Poda Pitha INR1,000 Two numbers
Miscellaneous INR7,000 Internet charge, Stage Decoration & Unplanned exp.
Total INR50,000 ----
Thanks for sharing a detailed budget. Could you please send a mail with your bank account details to initiate a transfer? --Visdaviva (talk) 18:20, 24 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
As per community decision Subas Chandra Rout is empowered to manage the fund, so he'll send you a mail with his account details. Thank you.--Mrutyunjaya Kar (talk) 01:04, 25 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Received the e-mail along with necessary details. Support is being extended. However, as it is a very short notice, please factor-in a possible slight delay if any. CISA2K will try its best to extend the support in time for the event.Best wishes to the Odia community for reaching this historical milestone!--Visdaviva (talk) 08:55, 25 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you.--Mrutyunjaya Kar (talk) 19:22, 25 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Support is being extended for this event. --Subhashish Panigrahi (talk) 10:12, 6 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]
We received financial help of Rs 50,000/ only, T shirt and badges only in due time. Thanks Vishnu.--Subas Chandra Rout (talk) 10:22, 6 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Actual expenditure
Item Cost (in INR) Detail
Travel INR9,600 Travel expenses for Guests and Odia Wikimedians
Food INR4,430 Including Snacks
Printing and stationary INR1,885 Flex banner, Poster, Notepad, Pens, Markers,tapes...
Accomodation+ INR1,200 At Nalconagar, Reimbursement not required (Not claimed by Mrutyunjaya Kar)
Miscellaneous INR0 Unplanned exp.
Total INR15,915 balance amount (INR34,085) transferred to CISA2K's Bank account on 13th March 2014.
All receipts sent through speed post to CISA2K. Thanks to CISA2K team for their support. --Mrutyunjaya Kar (talk) 03:02, 14 March 2014 (UTC)Thanks[reply]

Contingency funding request for Tewiki10


Telugu wikimedia is celebrating ten years (http://te.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:Tewiki10) at Vijayawada on 15th & 16th February, 2014. Around 100 wikipedians, and tens of students are expected to attend the event. We have placed a grant request with WMF and got approval for 4,29,300 Indian Rupees. However, we may not receive the amount in time to conduct the event successfully. Therefore, we kindly request CIS-A2K to provide contingency funding support. This request is supported by the Telugu Wikimedia community and the WMF grants committee will be kept in loop regarding this temporary arrangement. We have to give away cash prizes towards Komarraju Lakshmana Rao award winners as cheques in their names - which needs to be done before the actual event (for Rs. 1,00,000/-).

An initial payment of 50,000 INR and cheques above are requested at once. This fund shall be transferred to the bank account of Kasyap (and cheques given to anyone among the organising committee) who is the treasurer for this event's organising committee. --Rahmanuddin (talk) 13:40, 8 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]



I support the grant request --Kasyap (talk) 15:43, 8 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

This request has been supported by CIS-A2K in time and after due consultation with the volunteers.--Visdaviva (talk) 16:16, 30 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Request for funding of Odisha Day, 2014


The Odia Wikimedia community is going to celebrate the Odisha Day, 2014 on 29th and 30th March 2014, at Bhubaneswar. As per the talk page discussion and IRC chat discussion we need:

  • 50 T-Shirts
  • 100 badges
  • 200 stickers
  • Cash support of INR1,85,000
proposed detailed budget (Travel and P&S)
Item Cost (in INR) Description
Auditorium INR5,000 for the main program of 29th March
Travel INR50,000 INR20,000 (+ INR30,000) Travel expenses for Odia Wikimedians and Guest/ Indic Wikimedians
Accomodation INR65,000 25 x INR1300x 2 (for 2days)
Printing and stationary INR12,000 Flex banner, Poster, Notepad, Pens, Markers,tapes...
Food INR25,000 29th March: Lunch for 100 persons, Dinner for 25 persons,
30th March: Lunch and dinner for 25 persons, Snacks for two days
Pen drive INR14,000 25 x INR560 (For distributing Softwares (Ubuntu and other open source softwares, fonts, font converters etc.), Offline Odia WP kiwix, Digitised books, Video etc.)
Miscellaneous INR14,000 Internet charge, Stage Decoration & Unplanned exp.
Total INR 1,85,000 ---

On behalf of Odia Wiki Community, I request for funding of the event. As per community decision Subas Chandra Rout will manage the fund, so the Cash amount may be transferred to his bank account.--Mrutyunjaya Kar (talk) 18:26, 11 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Mrutyunjaya Kar, thanks for posting this request. However, please note that the accounts and bills pertaining to the support given to the Odia Wiki Community for this request give above are not yet settled. Please submit all the necessary bills and accounts at the earliest. It is essential to close these accounts for us to consider supporting this event.
Further, please give a detailed bifurcation for Travel and Printing and Stationary in the above budget.--Visdaviva (talk) 09:14, 12 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
accounts and bills pertaining to 10th birthday of OdiaWP submitted to CISA2K, and the rest amount transferred.
Proposed Travel and Printing & Stationery expense
Item Cost (in INR) Description
Travel INR50,000 Out of this amount, around 20K will be spent for hiring two/ three vehicles for local transportation within the city, to reimburse travel expense of participating Odia Wikipedians/ Guests. And around 30K is reserved for Indic Wikipedians who will come to join with us from different parts of India.
Printing and stationary INR12,000 This amount will be spent for printing around 100 info booklet on OdiaWP, 100 customised notepads (with feedback form), Invitation card for guests, Certificates for participating Wikipedians, Flex banner, Pens, Markers,tapes...
Please let me know, if any other detail required. --Mrutyunjaya Kar (talk) 01:15, 15 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
This request has been supported by CIS-A2K in time. Final settlement of accounts will be published on Meta once all the bills and receipts are submitted by the Odia Wikimedia community post the event. --Visdaviva (talk) 16:17, 30 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Request for uploading new Telugu books

  • అబుల్ ఇర్ఫాన్ గారి కురాన్ భావామృతం ను వికీసోర్స్ లో ఉంచినందుకు సంతోషం.16.2.2014 న విజయవాడ సమావేశంలో రహ్మానుద్దీన్ గారి కోరిక మేరకు ఇతర అనువాదకులను సంప్రదించాను.

ఈ క్రింది అనువాదకులు తమ అనువాదాల టెక్స్ట్ సాఫ్ట్ కాపీని ఇవ్వడానికి అంగీకరించారు. 2009-ముహమ్మద్ అజీజుర్రహ్మాన్(ఫోన్ః 9000227264 ,అంతిమదైవగ్రంధం ఖుర్ ఆన్ (మౌలానా ముహమ్మద్ జునాగడీ) గారి [అహ్ సనుల్ బయాన్] హైదరాబాదు 2010-అబ్దుల్ జలీల్(ఫోన్ః 9948151159),పవిత్ర ఖుర్ ఆన్ ,దారుల్ ఫుర్ ఖాన్,విజయవాడ. 2012-ముహమ్మద్ అజీజుర్రహ్మాన్,అల్ ఖురానుల్ మజీద్ ,మౌలానా హాజీ హాఫిజ్ ఖ్వారీ ఫహీముద్దీన్ అహ్మద్ సిద్దీఖీ ,హైదరాబాద్ 2013 - ముహమ్మద్ అజీజుర్రహ్మాన్,దివ్యగ్రంధం ఖుర్ ఆన్ ,మౌలానా వహీదుద్దీన్ ఖాన్,హైదరాబాద్ ముందుగా ఫోన్ లో సంప్రదించి డి.టి.పి. టెక్స్ట్ ను అనుమతి పత్రాలను వారినుండి తీసుకోవలసినదిగా మనవి.

  • http://www.thraithashakam.org/Books.html లోని కొన్ని పుస్తకాలను వికీసోర్స్ లో ఉంచేందుకు గ్రంధకర్త అనుమతించారు.ఈ పుస్తకాలన్నీ అనూ ఫాంట్ లో ఉన్నాయి.ఖురాన్ భావామృతాన్ని యూనికోడ్ లోకి మార్చినట్లే వీటినీ వికీపీడియా గ్రంధాలయంలో ఉంచగలరా? శ్రీమతి ఉషశ్రీ గారిని ఫోన్.9133353709,indusriushasri@gmail.com లో సంప్రదించగలరు.--Nrahamthulla (talk) 13:43, 13 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Nrahamthullaగారు we will definitely consider taking this up and try to get these books re-released under appropriate CC licence before putting them up on Telugu Wikisource. We shall soon share an update as soon as we have made some progress. Thank you --Visdaviva (talk) 13:56, 13 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Nrahamthullaగారు post the interactions with ఉషశ్రీ గారు I have shared an e-mail with all information about releasing the books under CC-BY-SA 3.0 license. We are awaiting reply from ఉషశ్రీ గారు. Will share a further update as when we hear from them. We will take up the other leads in April/May 2014 during after planning a visit to Vijayawada. --Visdaviva (talk) 16:20, 30 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]