Grants:PEG/Kannan Shanmugham - Malayalam Wikipedia/10th Birthday Celebrations

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Legal name of organization or individual requesting this grant
Kannan Shanmugham on behalf of Wikipedia Malayalam Community (
For organizations: Are you a for-profit entity? NA
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For individual applicants: Please note that if your request is accepted you will be required to provide documentation verifying your full legal name and address. Yes
Grant contact name
Adv. T.K. Sujith
Grant contact username or email
tksujith at gmail dot com
Grant contact title (position)
Organising Committee Member Malayalam Wikipedia/10th Birthday Celebrations (Grant Contact name of Earlier grant allocation of WikiSangamotsavam 2012)
Project lead name
Kannan Shanmugham
Project lead username or email
fotographerkannan at gmail dot com
Project lead title (position), if any
Organising Committee Member Malayalam Wikipedia/10th Birthday Celebrations (Former General Convener, WikiSangamotsavam Organizing Committee)
Full project name
Malayalam Wikipedia 10th Birthday Celebrations [1] (Additional request for Reallocation of Balance Amount of Wikisangamotsavam 2012
Amount requested in USD or local currency (USD will be assumed if no other currency is specified)
25,949 INR =~ $477
Provisional target start date
21 December 2012
Provisional completion date
8 February 2013

Budget breakdown[edit]

A. Malayalam Wikipedia 10th Birthday Celebrations: Estimated Expenditure
No Item Amount (INR) Amount (USD) Remarks
1 Publicity 5000 92
2 Printing 4000 74
3 Photography 2000 37
4 Projector & Internet 1000 19
5 Transportation Charge 1000 19
6 Hall Rent 4000 74
7 Food 10000 184 200 Delegates
8 Unforeseen Expenses 1,000 19
Total 28000 499
B. Expected Source of Income
No Source Amount (INR) Amount (USD) Remarks
1 Grant From WkiMedia Foundation 25,949 477 (Reallocation of Balance Amount of Wikisangamotsavam 2012
2 Local Sponsorship 2051 38

Project goal[edit]

  • Commemorate the tenth anniversary of creating Malayalam Wikipedia.
  • Use the occasion as a vehicle for massive outreach through public events
  • Introduce new readers, users and editors to Wikimedia projects
  • Enrich Wikipedia content by learning from subject matter experts attending the events
  • Acquire, gather and upload photographs and media available during the events to the Wikimedia commons.
  • Reinforce the belief and trust in Wikipedia among its chronic users.

Project scope and list of activities[edit]

These events are conducted as a series of celebrations of the tenth anniversary and birthday of Malayalam Wikipedia (considering the first logged in edit that occurred in The event page in local language can be seen here

The tenth anniversary is an effective opportunity for considerable and massive outreach by way of news reports and features in mass media (print, audio and visual) as well as online channels. Apart from introducing a lot of common public to the concept of Wikipedia (both as readers and editors), it also rejuvenates the spirits and passion of the existing user base. The Malayalam community has shown excellent unity and togetherness during all such off-line programs held until now. They consider that the opportunity to meet and interact with each other during such occasions, is a sort of reward for the efforts they have put into Wikipedia projects. Existing Wikipedia editors, aspiring Wikipedia users, subject matter experts and media representatives will be participating in these events. As organizers, Our team (consisting of several active Wikipedians) will garner the infrastructural and logistical resources to accomplish the envisaged mission. We are devoting all possible times for this cause. We will also be participating throughout during these events.

Non-financial requirements[edit]

We request any official permission that may be required to use the logo and trade name for the above purpose without any commercial or competitive intentions.

We would happy that if the news of the event may spread in international wiki community through meta wiki and wiki data. As the project is initiated by local Wikipedia volunteers, no need for other assistance.

Fit to strategy[edit]

  • We can give a memorable happy birthday to Malayalam Wkipedia
  • The widespread publicity of the Birthday Party through our website, social media and other mass media enlighten the people of Kerala about the scope of Malayalam Wikipedia and other projects.
  • Through this publicity people will more attracted into wikipedia and we hope a leap in the number of our contributors.
  • It is expected to taken place a detailed discussion and frame up of Novel projects which develop the scope of Malayalam Wikipedia in this event.

Other benefits[edit]

Please see the Project Scope above

Measures of success[edit]

  • Number and quality of participants in the events.
  • Reflections and waves of the event in mass media reports and other channels of outreach
  • Enhanced number of active users (both readers and editors)
  • More uploads and content addition to Wikimedia repositories
  • Reflections from the participants by way of blog posts and other social networks
  • Added participation in each succeeding events of tenth anniversary celebrations of Malayalam Wikipedia.

Team members (optional)[edit]

  1. Adv. T.K Sujith
  2. Kannan Shanmukham
  3. Viswaprabha
  4. Ditty Mathew
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