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Vishwanatha Badikana/Kannada Wikipedia Thirteen years Celebrations
Kannada Wikipedia is one of the active Indian language Wikipedias. We are celebrating its 13 years by organizing a Wiki meetup of Kannada Wikipedians and outreach activities.
targetKannada Wikipedia
strategic priorityIncrease reach
start dateDecember 15
start year2015
end dateFebruary 15
end year2016
budget (local currency)311,000 INR 237,916 INR
budget (USD)4,740.81 USD 3556 USD
grant typeGroup
non-profit statusNo
contact(s)• Vishwanatha Badikana• Vikashegde
organization• Kannada Wikimedians
website• kn.wikipedia.org
created on13:47, 5 November 2015 (UTC)


To commemorate 13 years of Kannada Wikipedia and to strengthen Kannada Wikipedia community, its outreach efforts. To increase reach of Kannada Wikipedia through print and electronic media, social networking.



  1. Focused Editathon at Mangalore - Theme - Female Writers and Achievers of Karnataka - Date of the Workshop fixed 0n 10th, 11th and 12th December 2015.
  2. Focused Editathon at Bangalore - Theme - Science Article - Date of the Workshop fixed 0n 19th and 20th December 2015.
  3. Focused Editathon at Sagara - Theme - Mechanical Engineering - Date of the Workshop fixed on 25th, 26th and 27 January 2016.
  4. Focused Editathon at Mysore - Theme - History of Kannada Literature - Date of the Workshop fixed on 11th, 12th and 13th January 2016.
  • Spread news about Kannada Wikipedia across print and electronic media. 10 media mentions.
  • Four projects on Kannada Wikipedia.
  • Photo competition for Wikimedians with a target of 50 theme based images.
  • Installing Offline Wikipedia (Kiwix) at places without internet (at least 10 locations).


Target readership[edit]

Fit with strategy[edit]

What crucial thing will the project try to change or benefit in the Wikimedia movement? Please select the Wikimedia strategic priority(ies) that your project most directly aims to impact and explain how your project fits. Most projects fit all strategic priorites. However, we would like project managers to focus their efforts on impacting 1-2 strategic priorities. Examples of strategic priorities can be found at here.

  • Increasing reach
    • Creating partnerships to target offline populations (Schools and colleges without internet)
    • Spreading the word about Wikimedia projects to a general audience with no follow-up (press and media)
  • Increasing participation
    • Woman focused editing
  • Increasing quality
    • Add images to Karnataka specific articles

Measures of success[edit]

Please provide a list of both quantitative and qualitative criteria that will be used determine how successful the project is. You will need to report on the success of the project according to these measures after the project is completed. See the PEG Program Resources for suggested measures of success. Note: In addition to your project-specific measures of success, you will also be asked to report on some Global Metrics at the end of your final report. Please keep this in mind as you plan, and we'll support you as you begin your project.

  • About 80 new editors are expected to be generated by these 4 pre-event editathons.
  • At least 40 existing Wikipedians participating in the event.
  • At least 100 quality, properly referenced articles on Kannada Wikipedia.
  • At least one project involving women participation.
  • At least 50 quality images uploaded as part of this event.

Resources and risks[edit]


  • All 4 locations have active Kannada Wikipedians
  • Being faculty at college, and active team working on Kannada Wikipedia


  • No history exists of conducting such a large scale event.
  • Lack of relevant experience.


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.

Project budget table[edit]

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost INR Total cost USD Notes
1 Pre-event Transportation 3 people 4 locations 12 5,000 60,000 $919 Transportation for 3 people to 4 locations
2 Pre-event Food 4 places, 10,000 at each location 4 10,000 40,000 $610 Food for participants at four pre-event editathons
3 Banners, Pamphlets, Handouts, etc Miscellaneous costs Miscellaneous costs 4 2,500 10,000 $150 Miscellaneous costs
4 Event day Transportation per person varies varies 66,000 $1006 Estimating 30 outsiders with 1500 as TA, 30 people from closeby locations with 500 as TA and 40 locals with 200 as TA
5 Event day Accommodation per person 30 1,500 45,000 $686 Accomodation for out station participants
6 Event day Food per person 100 300 30,000 $457 Food for all participants
7 Event day Miscellaneous costs - - - 10,000 $150 Miscellaneous costs
8 Event day SWAGs (Bag and flash drive) per person 500 100 50,000 $762 SWAG

Total cost of project[edit]

INR 311,000/4,740.81 USD

Total amount requested[edit]

Total amount requested from the Project and Event Grants Program.

INR 311,000/4,740.81 USD

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.

  • In kind support in terms of venue, publicity, etc.

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.

  • Supply of Wikipedia branding souvenirs like stickers etc.,
  • A blog post in Wikimedia blog regarding the thirteen years of Kannada Wikipedia.


Community notification[edit]

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  • Focused Editathon at Sagara and Mysore Workshop Dates are fixed.


Do you think this project should be selected for a Project and Event Grant? Please add your name and rationale for endorsing this project in the list below. Other feedback, questions or concerns from community members are also highly valued, but please post them on the talk page of this proposal.

  1. --BHARUAB (talk) 10:13, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
  2. Project will be of very much help to spread awareness about Wikipedia and will help to attract more contributors and content. A lot of content is expected to be added as a part of this project and many editors will get trained at different geographical locations to help is quality editing. Vikashegde (talk) 14:02, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
  3. This project will help Kannada Wikipedia in multiple ways. Content and community growth will be the result of this project and I fully support this.-Pavanaja (talk) 10:07, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
  4. Support Support It is heartening to see that the Kannada community has decided to engage community members both new and old on multiple levels. I wish the idea every success and support the plan. --Lahariyaniyathi (talk) 14:34, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
  5. Support Support--Rahmanuddin (talk) 14:39, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
  6. Support Support --Ananth subray (talk) 08:01, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
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