Grants:Project/Rapid/ML Wikipedia/WikiSangamotsavam 2016-Mini Wikisangamotsavam

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Ml Wikipedia/WikiSangamotsavam 2016-Mini Wikisangamotsavam
Annual Meeting of Malayalam Wikimedians
targetMalayalam Wikipedia (
start date26th December 2016
end date30th January
budget (local currency)1,36,870
budget (USD)1990 USD
grant typea group
organization (if applicable)• Malayalam Wikimedia Community
website (if applicable)

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Project Goal[edit]

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  1. WikiSangamotsavam is an annual interactive meeting of nascent wikipedia editors with experienced wikipedians of Malayalam Wikipedia
  2. Socialize with community members
    20 editors already registered. A total 150 editors and new comers are expected to participate in three days seminars, classes and interactive sessions. Participation from Tulu Wikipedia community is also expected
  3. Empower new editors
    So far around 50 newcomers attended various preparatory meetings of MiniSangamothsavam. They shall be trained further with hands on training, and interactive during
  4. Increase skills for existing editors
    During the preparatory meetings some of the existing editors in the community, asked for classes for advanced wiki editing such as map creation, template creation, module creation, editing through mobile apps etc.. It is planned to included sessions on these topics in the event
  5. Add or improve content
    More contents on Kasaragod district shall be added to Malayalam and Tulu Wikipedia

Project Plan[edit]


  1. What is the purpose of the meeting and why is it important to your community?
    This meeting have following purposes
    Increase number active contributors in Malayalam Wikipedia Community
    Create space for direct interaction of community participants
    Do the ground work for increasing number of articles in Malayalam Wikipedia by March 2017
    Increase quality and quantity of Malayalam Wikipedia contents on Kasaragod District of Kerala, South India where event takes place.
    Increase social awareness on Wikipedia
  2. If applicable, what benefits have you seen from doing this kind of meeting in the past?
    Through the previous Wikisnagamotsavams, strength and coherence of Malayalam Wikipedia has been increased.
    Community has been empowered with more active participants
    Quality and Quantity of Malayalam Wikipedia contents Increasing
    Malayalam Wikipedia getting more outreach within the state and societ
    The principle of freedom of Knowledge and social awareness on it Increased
  3. How will you let participants know about the meeting?
    Our planning for the event started with a project page in Malayalam Wikipedia it Wikisangamothsavam-2016
    By using social media and mailing lists we are inviting participants.
    We already have a series of preparatory meetings held at Kasargod district of Kerala.
    We are using regional and national newspapers to publish news about the event to attract more newcomers.
  4. How will you keep participants engaged after the meeting is over?
    There are three content creation programs going on in connection with this event, which are listed below. These programs will be continue with greater participation even after the event and we can ensure continuous participation of the users.
    Science 2016
    My Village
    Onam loves Wikimedia
  5. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?
    Wiki Sangmaotsavam is a famous annual meetup of Malayalam Wiki Community which regularly conducted since 2011. This year we had initially planned it as a bigger annual meetup of the community, with the participation from other neighborhood language communities as well.We have scheduled the program and moved ahead with its organizational activities and related outreach programs.
    But, due to some unexpected hurdles, we could not move further with a bigger program and place the request for project grant in time. To prevent the discouraging signal to the newcomers to the Malayalam Wikipedia community, who were mobilized recently through outreach programs of the planned event and already registered participants, we have planned to convert this as a Mini Event with a modest budget for time being.


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  1. Number of total participants 150
  2. Number of people who will help organize the event 20
  3. Number of speakers: 10


Assumed Exchange Rate: 1 US$ = 68.77 INR (As on 24/11/2016)

Budget Summary
Code No. Item Quantity INR US$ Rate Notes
FAT 1 Breakfast 285 14250 207 50.00
FAT 2 Local transport 5 1620 24 324.00
FAT 3 Forenoon refreshments 356 8900 129 25.00
FAT 4 Lunch 358 21480 312 60.00
FAT 5 Afternoon Refreshments 360 9000 131 25.00
FAT 6 Dinner 174 13920 202 80.00
FAT 7 Accommodation 165 16500 240 100.00
FAT 8 Guest Accommodation 12 12000 174 1000.00
FAT 9 Wiki Backwater Journey 44 35200 512 800.00
EFM 9 Auditorium 4 4000 58 1000.00
Total 136870 1990


  • It's a great initiative ... all the best... Sayooj007 (talk) 11:23, 26 November 2016 (UTC)
  • This event happening in the border area of kerala, near to karnataka and having around 7 languages, different cultures, etc are there. Wikimedia will get more special people from kasaragod as active editors-Rajeshodayanchal (talk) 11:43, 26 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Wikisangamothsavam is the most anticipated yearly meet up which boosts the real time bond between all active Malayalam Wikipedia contributors.
  • Wishing all the best to the community, hope the grant will get approved on time. Karikkan (talk) 12:15, 26 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support--Sidheeq (talk) 15:32, 26 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support Annual meetup of all wikimedians working in Malayalam will definitely help wikimedia to reach new heights. Ranjithsiji (talk) 02:54, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
  • all the best SijiR (talk) 02:56, 27 November 2016 (UT)
  • Support Support --Sreejith K (talk) 14:31, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support - Kannanshanmugam(talk) 28 November 2016 (UTC)
  • I realize that a number of titles are to be included in the wikipedia from Kasaragod. Vijayanrajapuram (talk) 10:45, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support - Akbarali (talk) 19:28, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Great initiative to make Wikipedia Malayalam version more popular Sodaram (talk) 16:25, 30 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Support - Abijith k.a (talk) 13:42, 7 December 2016 (UTC)


  • Volunteer Karikkan (talk) 12:20, 26 November 2016 (UTC)
  • - Rajeshodayanchal (talk) 14:00, 26 November 2016 (UTC)
  • Volunteer Participating and conducting various online events in wikipedia, facebook, other online media, Creating online posters etc.. Ranjithsiji (talk) 02:53, 27 November 2016 (UTC)