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Malayalam Wikisource Digitization Contest, 2014 Prize Distribution Event & Wiki Workshop, Thrissur[edit]

[This grant request is in an early draft stage. The same will be elaborated and refined at the earliest with precise details of costs, benefits and event organization. Since the event timeline is very near, it is requested to consider and expedite this grant application on an emergency basis.]


The Malayalam Wikisource community conducted an intensive digitization contest in the month of January 2014. The event was a great success resulting in more than 12000 pages of Malayalam books being converted into digitally accessible format by hundreds of individual Wikimedia volunteers and thousands of school students.

The prize distribution ceremony for the event was however delayed due to non-avalibility of organizational manpower since the conclusion of the event. Now that the schools have been re-opened for the new academic year some of the coordinators and Wikisource volunteers are prepared to conduct an event combining the prize distribution ceremony and a Wikipedia training workshop for the general public.

It is requested here to grant a sum of Rs. 100,000 towards the expenses of conducting the program as well as the prizes and certificates. --Manojk (talk) 13:45, 24 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]

About the event[edit]

Wikisource project, a project of Wikimedia foundation is celebrating its tenth anniversary. As a part of the decennary celebrations, the Wikisource projects in various languages all over the world are conducting competitions that enrich their contents, including but not limited to proof-reading and digitization. Being a part of it, Wikisource's Malayalam version - Wiki Grandhasala community, a voluntary unit engaged in collecting and digitizing valuable Malayalam books of yesteryear, is organizing a digitization (Typing & Proofreading) competition, along with various Government as well as Non-Government establishments and other voluntary organisations with similar interests like Kerala Sahithya Academy, IT@ school Project, Swathanthra Malayalam Computing and Center for Internet and Society (CIS-A2K) under the banner of Malayalam Wiki community.. This digitisation competition is being conducted as a part of an effort that collects Malayalam Books whose copyright date has expired in digital form (in unicode format) preserving the content and making them more accessible and popular. The competition lasts for a month, starting on January 1, 2014 and ending on Jan 31, 2014. The competition focuses especially individuals and schools and includes some attractive prizes including E-book readers, Tablets and selected books for those who lead the scoreboard. In this competition, books that was recently released by Kerala Sahithya Academy to its public collection will be digitized.

The prizes (like E-book readers, Portable scanners) are sponsored by Center for Internet and Society, Kerala Sahithya Academy and Swathanthra Malayalam Computing. Also, certificates will be awarded to all students who participate in the school level competition and IT@school coordinators, for their coordination activities.

Team members[edit]

  1. Manoj K
  2. User:Netha Hussain
  3. User:Sreejithkoiloth
  4. Anivar Aravind
  5. User:Fotokannan
  6. User:Tonynirappathu
  7. User:Hrishikesh.kb
  8. User:Balasankarc
  9. User:Arkarjun1
  10. User:Manuspanicker
  11. User:Sugeesh
  12. User:Viswaprabha

Support Update[edit]

It is a wonderful achievement by the ML Wikisource community. Kudos to all the Wikimedians who have put their efforts behind this! It would be useful if a detailed blog post is shared about this contest, as it could become a best-practice for other communities.
In spite of an extremely short notice, CIS-A2K extended in-time support to this event. As requested, a sum of Rs. 100,000 was transferred into Manojk's Account. Detailed statement of expenditure will be published upon receipt of all the bills from the ML Wikisource community. However, it is requested that ML Wikisource Community factor in a minimum of two weeks of time for processing, while placing such requests in future.--Visdaviva (talk) 17:01, 7 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Request for training sa wikisource and bot[edit]

Now we would like to concentrate on sa wikisource. Therefore we request you to send a person who can train us in this and also help us in the work of maintainance of wikipedia and wikisource. Thanks - Shubha (talk) 06:15, 3 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Dear Shubha thank you for actively taking up SA Wikisource. Rahim from CIS-A2K will be in touch with you to extend necessary support. Best wishes. --Visdaviva (talk) 11:08, 4 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Request for supporting Samskrit week celebration[edit]

We request CIS to support us for printing handouts of sa wikipedia to be distributed at Samskrit week celebration. 2000 handouts are required which would cost us Rs 10,000. Please provide us the required. Thanks - Shubha (talk) 10:58, 5 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Samskrit week celebration was conducted in these places - Marathalli, Jayanagar, Vidyaranyapur (Bangalore), Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (Tirupati). Since we required more number, we printed totally 4,500 handouts. Details are here -
1500 good quality brochures (220 GSM) - Rs 6,500
2000 normal quality handouts (170 GSM)- Rs 5,500
1000 Kannada handouts (130 GSM) - Rs 2,000
Total cost of printing is Rs 14,000. We request you to kindly grant Rs 14,000. Thanks a lot for all your support. - Shubha (talk) 04:21, 19 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]
The requested amount has been credited to Samskrita Bharati account. On behalf of Samskrit wiki community I thank you for your kind support. - Shubha (talk) 09:44, 25 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]


  1. Sayant Mahato (talk) 05:10, 6 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Mahalakshmi Prasanna (talk) 05:21, 6 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Premaskanth13 (talk) 06:22, 6 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Expenditure Account Statement[edit]

Thank you very much for your support. We received Rs. 14,000.00 on 21st Aug 2014 from CIS-A2K to Canara Bank account for printing handouts of Samskrit Wikipedia.

Total expenditure was 16,089. Details are given below. We thank for CIS Team generosity and timely help.

Item Quantity Cost INR
Multicolored Brochure (130 GSM) 6000 12,500.00 ₹
Single colored Brochure (90 GSM) 2000 2,750.00 ₹
Tax - 839.00 ₹
TOTAL 16,089.00 ₹

-Shubha (talk) 06:17, 7 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Travel support for 'Wikipedia and Cochrane Symposium'[edit]

The 22nd Cochrane Colloquium at Hyderabad marks the 21st Anniversary of The Cochrane Collaboration. 'Wikipedia and Cochrane Symposium' is going to be an open meeting for Wikipedians, as well as those who are interested in getting involved in editing Wikipedia the day before the event.

In 2013, Cochrane and Wiki project Med Foundation initiated a partnership to improve the evidence base of Wikipedia articles on healthcare topics. This symposium will provide an opportunity to bring together some of the most established contributors to Cochrane evidence and Wikipedia healthcare content worldwide, working in both English and East Indian languages.

More about event : https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_and_Cochrane_Symposium,_2014

We edit health related articles on Hi,Mr Wikipedia. This will be great opportunity to collaborate with other editors and encourage others to contribute to health articles.

Requested Amount[edit]

Travel : 5,900/- (Pune to Hyderabad roundtrip) (for one person) Accommodation : 2200/- (For two nights)

Symposium will provide[edit]

  • an overview of the Cochrane Wikipedia partnership
  • space for Wikipedian and Cochrane communities to engage and learn from each other about the whats, hows and whys of contributing to Wikipedia through the partnership.
  • opportunity to explore issues and challenges when taking the partnership forward.

Expected outcome[edit]

  • Collaboration with other editors
  • During the workshop : Better strategy planning to expand 'Health related articles'
  • We will be sharing my Indic language wiki experience (I edit health related articles on hi/mr Wikipedia)
  • Best practises sharing.
  • Exploring possibility to understand the complexities of 'Evidence Based' practices which are needed in the medicine at the moment and helps to edit medicine related wiki articles.

AbhiSuryawanshi (talk) 20:20, 14 September 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Dr.Abhijeet Safai (talk) 15:56, 15 September 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Dear AbhiSuryawanshi and Dr.Abhijeet Safai, we will be glad to support your participation in this event. However, as the travel takes less than 12 hours by bus/train, you may please consider travelling by bus or train (3 tier). Please forward the official invite you received for the event over e-mail (if not done already) to vishnu.at.cis-india.org. Upon receipt of the original bills we will arrange to reimburse the costs. Best wishes. --Visdaviva (talk) 16:56, 15 September 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Dear Vishnu, Thank you so much for quick reply. I received confirmation on Sunday evening (six days before event), at this/last moment it is difficult to get confirmed train ticket.
Kind request : Instead of reimbursement, it would be nice if CIS-A2K books ticket. AbhiSuryawanshi (talk) 17:50, 15 September 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks a lot for support. Organisers need Wikipedia volunteer to manage booth for entire conference (21st to 26th September 2014), I would like to help them to promote Wikipedia through booth. Kindly approve extended stay for remaining days. AbhiSuryawanshi (talk) 12:10, 21 September 2014 (UTC)[reply]
The Cochrane Colloquium is having several sessions including an editing booth that would benefit from AbhiSuryawanshi staying for the remaining days. FloNight (talk) 12:20, 21 September 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Malayalam Wikimedia Hackathon - 2014[edit]

The Malayalam Wikimedia community has scheduled a Hackathon to be held as a precursor to the upcoming Wikisangamotsavam 2014, at Ernakulam. The two day program was finally fixed through a fast-track plan in order to ensure maximum participation. The organisers for this event would like CIS to help them by way of providing the essential costs.

In the Hackathon, there will be a knowledge transferring sessions on various wiki related technicalities.

Sessions will focus Templates, Citations, Illustration, Wikidata, Category, Scanning, Bots, Media uploads, Geo-coding, tables and other open software.

Event Schedule[edit]

Time: November 1 Saturday & November 2 Sunday
Venue: Regional Training Centre, IT@School Project, Edappally, Ernakulam.
No. of expected participants: 20
Community Link to the event: Malayalam Wikipedia Page for Wikisangamothsavam 2014 9Section Hackathon 2014)


Food = ~10000 Rs
Accommodation = ~5000 Rs
Travel Allowance = ~10000 Rs
Internet and other expenditure = ~5000 Rs
Total = ~30000 Rs

This is an approximate expenditure based up on the expected volume of participants. -- Sajal Karikkan Karikkan (talk) 22:33, 29 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Support Discussion[edit]

Sajal Karikkan glad to see the ML community plans for organizing the ML Wikimedia Hackathon as a build up towards the Wiki Sangamothsavam! We are more than glad to extend it. However, please note that it is an extremely short notice and we will try our best to extend the support in a timely manner. We will initially transfer an advance amount of Rs. 20,000/- to Sajal Karikkan's account and reimburse the rest of the costs incurred for this event after submission of all the bills in original. We would appreciate that all the bills be settled within a week of conducting the event. We will take up further coordination for this over email.--Visdaviva (talk) 09:26, 30 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Community Support for ML Hackathon - 2014[edit]

  1. Support Support Thank you Sajal Karikkan, for taking up the initiatives to a much needed event like this. As a community member I wholeheartedly support this proposal and also request A2K to help the volunteers on an urgent basis. ViswaPrabhaവിശ്വപ്രഭtalk 08:53, 30 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support Support--Sivahari (talk) 09:23, 30 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support Support--Kannan Shanmugam
  4. Support Support--Irvin calicut (talk) 12:50, 30 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Support Support--Vijayakumarblathur (talk) 17:14, 30 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Support Support--Sreejithkoiloth (talk) 17:54, 30 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Support Support --Sreejithk2000 (talk) 20:45, 30 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Support Support --Jacob (talk) 08:21, 31 October 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Funding request from Bengali Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Celebration Kolkata[edit]

Bengali Wikipedia Kolkata(Bengal) Community is organizing an event in Kolkata on 9th and 10th January to Bengali Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Celebration in Kolkata. We have placed a grant request with WMF and expected approve this grants.

We have requested total grants as below

Total cost of project
INR 900,000 ($ 14,516.13)
Total amount requested from the Project and Event Grants program

Earlier we had planned for venue at Presidency University, Kolkata, but they suddenly they had denied to host. Now we have planned to venue at Jadavpur University and they have send me a confirmation mail to me about hosting. Now we need to book the Conference Hall and guest house for scholarship grantee. We will invite 45 wikimedian delegates from all Indic language Wikipedias and 15 wikimedian of Bangla Wikipedia from Bangladesh with scholarship. Also we have a option for joining this conference with a registration fee from the all over India. We will accept maximum (100 Normal people + 100 student) 200 people from registration (Rs 500 each and Rs 200 each for student). depending on demand we will increase the seat. All registered participants would be provided with meals during the two days conference hours.We are expecting a footfall of around 200-300. Atanu Saha,Assistant Professor,School of Languages and Linguistics,Jadavpur University,Kolkata, will book the conference Hall and guest house on behalf of community. Therefore, we kindly request CIS-A2K to transfer Rs 50,000/- to the bank account of Mr Atanu Saha ASAP.

Apart from this we need help from CIS-A2K to direct paymemt of all future bill for this program.Jayantanth (talk) 17:38, 5 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Community Support[edit]

  1. Support Support--Jayantanth (talk) 17:40, 5 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support Support --Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 18:11, 5 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support Support-- Gangulybiswarup (talk) 03:21, 6 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Support Support -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 04:29, 6 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Support Support -- --Schwiki (talk) 06:50, 6 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Support Support ----Sujay25 (talk) 06:54, 6 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Support Support ----Rangan Datta (talk)16:15, 6 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Support Support -- BengaliHindu (talk) 14:07, 6 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Support Support -- Sumantrom93 (talk) 20:32, 6 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Support Support -- Pasaban (talk) 16:32, 6 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Support Support -- Arkrishna (talk) 01:28, 9 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Support Support --Aftab1995 (talk) 16:05, 10 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Support Update[edit]

Dear Bengali Wikipedia Kolkata(Bengal) Community, Thanks for posting the request for community support for the Wikipedia Conference in Kolkata. We will be more than glad to extend the following support to this community event from CIS-A2K.

  1. Support upto Rs. 1,50,000/- from the CIS-A2K's WMF-FDC Grant (we would prefer paying the community identified vendors directly. This will save the organizing committee's time).
  2. Swag support of upto 150 Wikipedia T-shirts if the community requests (these are pre-designed Wikipedia T's which most of you have seen/used already).
  3. CIS-A2K will be happy to re-route the WMF PEG Grant (if and when it comes through), should the community request for it with WMF concurrence.
  4. CIS-A2K will send one of its team members to help with the logistics and event management for a week, if the community thinks it will be of help.
  5. CIS-A2K will be more than glad to support the community with the Media coverage for the event.
  6. CIS-A2K has institutional ties with Jadavpur University where the event is planned. We will explore all possible ways to ensure maximum support is given to the community.

Please note that we have already advanced an amount of Rs. 50,000/- for this event, as per the above request, into the account of Mr. Atanu Saha.
Wishing the Bengali Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Celebrations a grand success!--Visdaviva (talk) 16:39, 17 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Request for disbursement of another installment[edit]

Thank you for providing us the initial amount of INR 50,000. We have already utilized around 90% of the amount in booking the conference halls and the guesthouses. We would like to request to transfer another installment of INR 50,000 for the rest of the bookings and various miscellaneous expenses. Kindly transfer the amount directly to the a/c of Atanu Saha, Assistant Professor, Jadavpur University. BengaliHindu (talk) 19:18, 2 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Request for SWAG[edit]

Request for SWAG

  1. T-shirt - 200
  2. Sticker sets - 300
  3. Wiki Pens - 400

Each sticker set consists of 4 stickers, each having the following logos.

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Bengali Wikipedia 10th anniversary
  3. Wikisource
  4. Wiktionary

Please let us know what sizes you offer and the last date by which we can confirm the no. of T-shirts for each sizes. The majority of them will be XL size. BengaliHindu (talk) 11:03, 20 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Breakdown of T shirt sizes.
XXL: 10%
XL: 15%
L: 30%
M: 30%
S: 15%
BengaliHindu (talk) 16:19, 29 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Request for disbursement of final installment[edit]

We are requesting for the disbursement of the third and final installment of INR 50,000 from CIS. Kindly transfer the amount directly to the a/c of Atanu Saha, Assistant Professor, Jadavpur University. BengaliHindu (talk) 11:03, 20 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Request for advance of INR 100,000 from WMF[edit]

We hereby request you to advance an amount of INR 100,000 from the amount sanctioned by the WMF. The amount needs to be transferred to the account of Santanu Chandra. I'll share his A/C no in email. BengaliHindu (talk) 16:22, 29 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Request for funding Odia Community meetup and workshop[edit]

The Odia Wikimedians are planning a get-together to celebrate the launch of Odia Wikisource, on 29th and 30th November 2014, at Bhubaneswar. We are planning to conduct an advanced workshop/TTT for Odia Wikimedians joined recently. As per the talk page discussion we need:

  • Funding support of Rs. 62,500
  • 15 T-Shirts (3XL + 8M + 4 S)
  • 50 badges
proposed detailed budget
Item Cost (in INR) Description
Travel INR25,000 Travel expenses for Guests and Odia Wikimedians
Accomodation INR10,000 Accomodation expenses for 29th night at Bhubaneswar
Food INR15,000 Including Snacks
Printing and stationary INR5,000 Flex banner, Poster, Stickers, Notepad, Pens, Markers,tapes...
Cake/ Poda Pitha INR500 One number
Miscellaneous INR7,000 Internet charge, Stage Decoration & Unplanned exp.
Total INR62,500 ----

On behalf of Odia Wiki Community, I request for funding of the event. There are no any other sources from which we are seeking support. This fund shall be transferred to the bank account of Subas Chandra Rout.--Mrutyunjaya Kar (talk) 15:28, 18 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Support Discussion[edit]

Dear Mrutyunjaya Kar, we will be glad to support this community request under one of CIS-A2K's this year's plans. Could you please share the specific Talk page link where this event is being discussed on OR WP? In addition to this support, CIS-A2K will ensure that one of its Programme Officer, Subhashish, will be there to help support the Odia community in organizing the event and in successfully conducting the advanced training program. Hope that the Odia community will share their learning and experiences with the wider community about the celebrations and the advanced training outcomes. Wishing the Odia community a great success! ଜୟ ଜଗନ୍ନାଥ --Visdaviva (talk) 19:34, 18 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Dear Vishnu, the discussion about the proposed meetup of Odia Wikisource contributors and advanced workshop for Odia Wikimedians is here. We will be more happy if Programme Director and the Programme officer (Subhasish who is also a senior Odia Wikimedian) both will be with us. Thanks for the wishes. --Mrutyunjaya Kar (talk) 02:22, 19 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks Mrutyunjaya Kar for the link. We have initiated the transfer of an advance amount of Rs. 50,000/- into Subas Chandra Rout's account for this event. I would have very much liked to be part of this, but I had long time back committed to speaking at this event. Pity to be missing the celebrations and the workshop :( please convey my apologies to the Odia Wiki community.--Visdaviva (talk) 16:40, 19 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Telugu Wikimedia Hackathon - 2014[edit]

The Telugu Wikipedians' Community has decided to organise a hackathon to enhance the skills of existing Wikipedians. This one day program is aimed at allowing Wikipedians to use Mediawiki tools more effectively.

In the Hackathon, there will be a knowledge transferring sessions on various Mediawiki related technicalities.

Sessions will focus Templates, References, Image usage, Wikidata, Category, Scanning, Bots, Media uploads, Geo-coding, tables and other open software.

Event Schedule[edit]

Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Date: December 28 Sunday
Venue: Golden Threshold, Abids, Hyderabad
No. of expected participants: 20
Community Link to the event: Telugu Wikimedia Hackathon - 2014


Venue = ~2000 Rs
Internet = ~2000 Rs
Food = ~6000 Rs
Accommodation = ~5000 Rs
Travel Allowance = ~5000 Rs
Publicity Items = ~5000 Rs
Total = ~25000 Rs

This is an approximate expenditure based up on the expected volume of participants.--Pranayraj1985 (talk) 08:27, 9 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Community Support[edit]

  1. Support Support --Bhaskaranaidu (talk) 08:58, 9 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support Support - విశ్వనాధ్.బి.కె. (talk) 10:53, 9 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support Support - గుళ్ళపల్లి నాగేశ్వర రావు.--Nrgullapalli (talk) 11:27, 9 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Support Support - Pavan santhosh.s (talk) 17:10, 9 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Support Support - --Kasyap (talk) 09:10, 11 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Additional Request[edit]

Dear Visdaviva thanq for your support... We need 40 Wikipedia T-Shirts, 50 Wikipedia Stickers, 50 Wikipedia pens and 50 Wikipedia Badges for wiki Hackathon and other events. Pranayraj1985 (talk) 07:47, 20 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Support Discussion[edit]

Dear Pranay, CIS-A2K will be glad to support this community event as part of the Telugu Work Plan for this year. In addition to this support, CIS-A2K will ensure that one of its Programme Officer, Rahimanuddin, will be there as a Resource Person to help support the Telugu community in successfully conducting the advanced training program. Hope that the Telugu community will share their learning and experiences with the wider community. Please write to me on vishnu{at}cis-india.org for us to coordinate this further. Wishing the Telugu community a great success! --Visdaviva (talk) 14:19, 11 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Hyderabad Book fair 2014[edit]

Hyderabad Book fair - 2014[edit]

Telugu Wikimedia Community will attend and participate in the Hyderabad Book fair 2014 (17 to 26 December 2014). The Hyderabad Book fair is one of the most prestigious and active cultural event in India for last thirty five years. It is the world's largest non-trade book fair, Asia's largest book fair and the most attended book fair in the world. The estimated number of people attending this book fair is around 15, 00,000 people. We kindly request CIS-A2K to provide contingency funding support. We need ‘‘‘INR 65,000 from CIS resource. We are providing the details of a budget of INR 65,000 which is mostly for internet charges, SWAGs and other incidentals.

Community Link to the event: Hyderabad Book fair - 2014
Item Amount in INR
Pamplets - 30000 30,000.00₹
Stall Booking @ 9sqm 10,000.00₹
food and Tea,Snaks for 3 Persens 8,000.00₹
Loptos 2x10 days -20x200 4,000.00₹
10x10 feet 3 3x10 -1 banrs - 4,000.00₹
Stall fixing - decoration 2,000.00₹
Volunteers Transport Charges 2,000.00₹
Transportation for Items, others 2,000.00₹
Internet Charges -wifi 2,000.00₹
Wiki Sticker Printing 1000 1,000.00₹
Total INR 65,000.00

We need support to successfully organize this event.We are requesting funds worth INR 65,000.00 --Bhaskaranaidu (talk) 08:56, 9 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Community Support[edit]

  1. Support Support - విశ్వనాధ్.బి.కె. (talk) 10:53, 9 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support Support - Pranayraj1985 (talk) 10:54, 9 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Support Support - Nrgullapalli--Nrgullapalli (talk) 12:20, 9 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Support Support - Pavan santhosh.s (talk) 12:32, 9 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Support Support - --స్వరలాసిక (talk) 17:19, 9 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Support Support- --Kasyap (talk) 09:09, 11 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Support Support --- Bhaskaranaidu (talk) 16:03, 14 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Support Discussion[edit]

Dear Bhaskaranaidu garu, CIS-A2K will be glad to support this community led outreach initiative as part of the Telugu Work Plan for this year. In addition to this support, CIS-A2K will ensure that one of its Programme Officer, Rahimanuddin, will be there to help support the community. It would be useful if the Telugu community shares their learning and experiences with the wider community on what worked and what could be done better. Please write to me on vishnu{at}cis-india.org for us to coordinate this further. Wishing that this initiative brings in more active contributors to the Telugu Wikimedia projects! --Visdaviva (talk) 14:23, 11 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Expenditure Account Statement[edit]

Thank you very much for your support. We received Rs. 50,000.00 as advance payment on 17-Dec-2014 from CIS-A2K to SBI account for Telugu Wikimedia stall in the Hyderabad Book fair 2014 (16 to 26 December 2014) Near NTR Stadium Indiara Park,Hyd.

Total expenditure was 39,425. We are going to refund 10,575 back to CIS. I would appreciate if you could let me know to the process of refund. We appreciated CIS Team generosity and thoughtfulness with regard to Telugu Wikipedia Events ! --Kasyap (talk) 18:47, 30 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Item Actual ExpenditureINR Note
Pamphlets - 30000 22,050.00₹ We requested discount from printer who is also a Telugu lover accepted to print cost to cost basis
Stall Booking @ 9sqm 0₹ behalf of etelugu.org we got stall space free of cost
food and Tea,Snacks for 3- 5 Persons in Avg for 10 days 6,000.00₹
Lop-tops rental 2x10 days -20x200 4,000.00₹
10x8-1,6x4-4,10X4-1,5X5-1 banners - 2,775.00₹
Stall fixing - decoration 1,000.00₹
Volunteers Transport Charges 2,000.00₹
Transportation for Items, others 600.00₹
Internet Charges -wifi 1,000.00₹ We use recharged Two Data Cards with 10 GB and used Wifi-Hotspot.
Wiki Sticker Printing 1000 0₹ Due to time limitation we could not able to print, We distributed 60 old stickers
Total INR 39,425.00

The original bills and payment Vouchers sent CIS Bangalore office.Please feel free to contact us at anytime if further information is needed.Thanking CIS and looking forward to continued support in Telugu wiki 11th anniversary celebrations as well .--Kasyap (talk) 18:50, 30 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Request to fund expenses for scanning books for Odia Wikisource[edit]

Odia books that were acquired for re-licensing are being scanned in Bhubaneswar. The expected estimate for the scanning, rebinding and couriering them to WikiTungi Nalco nagar will be: Rs.10,000

I request for the fund,on behalf of Odia Wiki Community, -- Sailesh Patnaik (talk) 17:08, 9 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Support Discussion[edit]

Dear Sailesh Patnaik, has the Odia community discussed this? If so, could you please share link to the discussion page on OR WS? --Visdaviva (talk) 14:25, 11 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Vishnu Sir, Here, is the discussion about the following in Odia Wikipedia talk page. Sailesh Patnaik (talk) 12:56, 13 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
This request has been supported by CIS-A2K in time.--Visdaviva (talk) 12:21, 27 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]

తెలుగు టైపింగ్ సహాయం[edit]

నమస్కారం విష్ణువర్థన్ గారు.... తెలుగు వికీపీడియాలో ప్రస్తుతం లిప్యంతరీకరణ, ఇన్ స్క్రిప్ట్ మాత్రమే ఉన్నాయి. ఆపిల్/మాడ్యులర్ లేదు. ఇవి తెవికీలో వచ్చేలా చేయగలరు. Pranayraj1985 (talk) 05:34, 19 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Community Support[edit]

  1. Support Support journalists and other people who are working on telugu script will be very happy if you can make Apple keyboard available in wiki. Personally, though I can work on phonetic keyboard I'm very much comfortable with Apple keyboard. Thanks to Pranayraj1985 for flagging the issue and Visdaviva for their response too. --Pavan santhosh.s (talk) 06:21, 28 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support Support it is necessary to some of active Telugu Wikipedians.--విశ్వనాధ్.బి.కె. (talk) 13:42, 28 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Bhaskaranaidu (talk) 08:25, 29 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Palagiri (talk) 12:16, 29 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  5. I support --Kasyap (talk) 16:12, 30 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Support Discussion[edit]

Dear Pranayraj1985, we will work on this technical request. --Visdaviva (talk) 14:58, 22 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Dear Vishnu We are awaiting for the requested technical support from december to april. I and Pranay raj are active editors, We are not so good at current transliteration, inscript keyboard layouts present in tewiki projects. We are working on the wikiprojects using the apple keyboards software instilled in our personal and work place systems. But at times we have to use some other systems at internet centers, sharing systems of friends which we don't even have permission to download software and install apple layout. At that times we couldn't contribute to wikipedia. Please try resolving this problem as early as possible. 4 months is nearly long time. Thanks in advance.--Pavan santhosh.s (talk) 09:30, 16 April 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Malayalam Wikimedia Annual Meetup - 2014[edit]

The Malayalam Wikimedia community has scheduled an annual meetup at Kannur on 28th Dec- 2014 and a media and poster exhibition on 27th as part of the meetup. The organizers for this event would like CIS to help them by way of providing the essential costs.

Event Schedule[edit]

Time: December 27th and 28th 2014
Venue: District Library Council, Caltex Jn , Kannur.
No. of expected participants: 100 - 150
Community Link to the event: [1]


Food = ~10000 Rs [ break fast, Lunch , high tea For approximately 100 people]
Travel Allowance = ~20000 Rs [ By producing producing actual bills for train and bus fare, along with signed voucher for both side for approx 50 people]
Publicity and Posters = ~ 6000 Rs [banners , posters, stickers, cds, notes, pen, miscellaneous ]
Internet and other expenditure = ~5000 Rs
Total = ~41,000 Rs [For approx 100- 150 people event ]

SWAG Request[edit]

Wikimedia T-Shirt => 50 pcs

This is an approximate expenditure based up on the expected volume of participants. -- --Karikkan (talk) 08:17, 22 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

  1. Support Support -- Lalsinbox (talk) 08:22, 22 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support Support--Erfanebrahimsait 08:31, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. Support Support--Shaji (talk) 09:16, 22 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Support Support--Dittymathew (talk) 09:44, 22 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Support Support--Fotokannan (talk) 11:15, 22 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Support Support--Irvin calicut (talk) 13:25, 22 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Support Support looks good --TitoDutta 18:02, 26 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Support Support --Sreejithk2000 (talk) 13:11, 3 June 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Support Discussion[edit]

CIS-A2K supported this event within time. An advance was transferred to Sajal Karikkan's bank account and the swag was handed over to him in person. We are waiting submission of bills after which we will put out the expense statement here.--Visdaviva (talk) 07:12, 9 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks Vishnu Visdaviva and CIS for your all time support which you have provided to Malayalam Wikipedia Community. Received the 25000Rs as cheque on time for Wikipedia Sangamolsavam 2014.

We have successfully organized the program with less budget than we expected, with the help of Kannur District Library Council. The Total expense was 19,520 Rs including transportation allowance provided to the participants.

Got 50 Wikipedia English T Shirts as Swag from CIS and distributed among the "Wikipedia Sangamolsavam 2014 Kannur" participants. Handed over the whole bills and vouchers along with 5480 Rs change as cash at CIS-A2K on 19th March 2015 to Tanvir Hassan in person. --Karikkan (talk) 14:27, 21 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]