Initial Meetups and Major Off-Wiki Urdu Wikimedia Events in India
The first Urdu Wikipedia Education Programme was carried out with the participation of a small group of students from Christ University, Bangalore in 2013-14 along with students who participated on other language Wikipedias such as Hindi, Kannada, Sanskrit and Tamil Wikipedias.
The first Urdu Wikipedia Workshop in India was held at Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad in March 2014.
The first face-to-face meeting of Urdu Wikimedians took place in October 2014. It was observed during the interactions that in India about 450 newspapers and magazines are being published in Urdu language. And it is an amazing fact that many of the Urdu newspapers are using the Wikipedia as their source material from English Wikipedia as it has a large and authentic content, but they are not aware about the need to enrich Urdu Wikipedia. It should be known that everyone can edit, resource and enrich it. Hence it is decided to start a user group for Urdu Wikipedia India and to bring the same message to the masses.