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Satdeep Gill/Punjabi Wiki Workshop Chandigarh
This will be our first workshop at the state capital of Punjab. We aim to bring new editors as well as gather most of the current editors living in Punjab and nearby states.
targetPunjabi Wikipedia
strategic priorityIncrease participation
start date15 October
start year2015
end date16 17 October
end year2015
budget (local currency)90,000 INR
budget (USD)US$1,382
grant typeGroup
non-profit statusNo
creatorSatdeep Gill
contact(s)• satdeep_gill@yahoo.com• grewalparveer@yahoo.com
organization• Punjabi Wikimedians
created on07:59, 14 August 2015 (UTC)


We wish to have a gathering of current editors at the state capital. There will be a workshop to motivate new editors to join the movement and then there will be separate sessions for current editors.



  • A session about the history of the Wikimedia movement as well as Punjabi Wikipedia.
  • Workshop to teach the basics of wiki-editing to the participants
  • Sessions for current editors by experienced editors. Sessions will be about Sister projects of Wikipedia, Content Translation, Gadgets etc.
  • A special session dedicated to various competitions and events such as Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves Food etc.
  • A discussion to plan future events and the future of the movement in Punjabi.
  • Discussion about possible collaborations with various institutions.

Here is a draft of the Program of the Workshop. We are going to make some changes after our meeting on 25 September.

First of all we are going to give scholarships to active editors to come and attend the event. 3-4 scholarships can be given to editors who are inactive now but have been active in the past. We will gather on the day before the Conference and everyone will introduce themselves.

Schedule of the Workshop
Time Session Presenter
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Introduction to Wikipedia
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Punjabi Wikipedia (Gurmukhi and Shahmukhi)
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM How to Edit Wikipedia
12:00 AM - 12:30 PM Questions
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch
1:30-2:00 PM Introduction by existing editors and new recruits (~ 30-35)
2:00-2:15 PM ProveIt and Hotcat
2:15-3:00 Content Translation
3:00- 3:30 Visual Editor
3:30-4:00 PM Templates and Tables
4:00-4:15 PM Talkpages and Village Pump
4:14-4:30 PM Wiki Loves Food and other events
4:30-4:45 PM Feedback
4:45-5:00 PM Word of Thanks


Target readership[edit]

Punjabi Wikipedia and its sister projects

Fit with strategy[edit]

Increasing Reach and Participation:

  • We are organizing the workshop at Panjab University, Chandigarh which is one of the most important institutions of Punjab. We are expecting that most of the participants will be students.

Increasing Quality:

  • The quality of contribution by current will surely increase as we will be teaching them about various projects they can contribute to and the tools they can use.

Measures of success[edit]

  • Gathering of around 20 existing Punjabi Wikipedians. 3-4 such editors can be asked to attend who have been inactive lately but have contributed significantly in the past.
  • Around 50 students participating in the Workshop with around 5 new accounts. There will be some edits on that very day as they will be taught to edit and they will attend other training sessions as well.
  • This workshop aims in increasing participation from Chandigarh as well as to train editors. We will ask participants to fill a survey after the workshop. By this we can see how many people have started using new tools.
  • News reporting in reputed newspapers.
  • We have plans to follow up with new editors as we already have two active editors from Chandigarh. One of them, Gaurav Jhammat, studies at the host institute. We might plan some of our future meetups in Chandigarh to follow up as well.

Resources and risks[edit]


Team Members are experienced editors of Punjabi Wikipedia:

Competitions and Editathons organized in the past: All these have shown results which were noted by communities all over the world.

We have organized some meetups without any funding and from our own pockets:


There are some risks as this is the first time we are organizing a workshop which will be funded by some Organization(WMF). As the workshop is the responsibility of the whole community and not any one individual, the risk is not as much as it could have been.


Please provide a detailed breakdown of project expenses according to the instructions here. See Budget Guidelines. Grantees are subject to line-item scrutiny of expenses. Changes to the approved budget beyond 10% in any category must be approved in advance. I can assure you one thing that this is the maximum budget and we will do the conference in way less than this.

Project budget table[edit]

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Venue Conference Hall 1 1 2,500 2,500 INR This is the approximate price as we have not booked a hall yet.
2 Logistics Travel Scholarships 1 20 1,000 20,000 INR The total cost will be less as it won't 1000 INR to everyone.
3 Logistics Accomodation (2 nights) Twin Sharing 10 2,000 20,000 INR We are looking for cheaper alternative.
4 Food and beverages Dinner day 0 Per person 25 200 5,000 INR Expected price for Dinner.
5 Food and beverages Breakfast day 1 Per person 25 200 5,000 INR Expected price for Breakfast
6 Food and beverages Lunch day 1 Per person 100 200 20,000 INR Lunch for all the attendees at the venue
7 Food and beverages Dinner day 1 Per person 25 200 5,000 INR Expected price for Dinner
8 Posters Posters and pamphlets 5,000 INR
8 Awards Certificates for Active Editors 1 25 100 2,500 INR Certificates of Appreciation to Active Editors.
9 Swag T-shirts for Active Editors 25 Requested from WMF These will not be handed over to all the participants.
10 Swag Stickers, Badges, Pens, Pencils and Notebooks Requested from WMF
11 Miscellaneous Other things 5,000 INR This is for other costs that might occur while organizing the conference.

Total cost of project[edit]

90,000 INR 
1382 USD as of 15 August 2015 on http://inr.fxexchangerate.com/usd/

Total amount requested[edit]

Total amount requested from the Project and Event Grants Program.

90,000 INR 

Additional sources of revenue[edit]

Additional sources of revenue, other than the Project and Event Grants Program, that may fund part of this project, and amounts funded.

Non-financial requirements[edit]

See a description of non financial assistance available. Please inform the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) of any requirements for non-financial assistance now.

T-shirts and other items such as pens, pencils, stickers, badges etc.


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  1. Chandigarh ,the State Capital of Punjab ,is the most appropriate and potential centre for such kind of activities.Organising such workshop here will attract the attention of press and media which will generate adequate awareness about the subject .Punjab University being the most reputed educational institution of the region has better potential to create new editors. Harvinder Chandigarh (talk) 19:36, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
  2. Wikimedia India has been a strong supporter of Punjabi community activities (ex: Article writing competition, 13th anniversary edit-a-thon) but we were unable to fund this event in time due to issues not pertaining to this grant. However, we helped by providing inputs for this grant request and program design. I am endorsing this grant request on behalf of the chapter. Best wishes for the Punjabi community for a successful event.--Ravidreams (WMIN) (talk) 15:25, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
  3. Such kind of Workshop is needed in the Punjabi community!! Endorsing this grant as a Wikimedian. Yohannvt (talk) 06:45, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
  4. This workshop will be definitely useful to the wiki community. Bhaskaranaidu (talk) 14:54, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
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