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Wikimedians of Kerala/WikiSangamotsavam-2018
Annual Conference of Wikimedians of Kerala
targetMalayalam Wikimedia projects
start date11th January 2019
end date30th January 2019
budget (local currency)143,500
budget (USD)1985.61
grant typeuser group
contact(s)• ranjith.sajeev(_AT_)gmail.com• tksujith@gmail.com T.K Sujith• v.manoj101@gmail.com V. Manoj
organization (if applicable)Wikimedians of Kerala User Group

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Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed. WikiSangamotsavam is an Annual Conference of Wikimedia editors of Malayalam Community and Wikimedia aspirants of the state with experienced wikimedians of Kerala and other Indian languages. This year Wikimedians of Kerala User Group resolved to conduct a month long celebration of 16th B'day of Malayalam WIkipedia from 2018 December 21 to 2019 January 21. The main event - WikiSangamotsavam - 2018 (in Malayalam Wikipedia) will take place on 2019 January 19, 20 and 21 at Kodungallur in Thrissur, Kerala, India

  1. Socialize with community members
    14 Wikipedia editors are already registered for the event. A total 50 Wikimedians, 50 new editors, 50 supporting members are expected to participate in three days seminars, classes and interactive sessions. Participation from Tamil, Kannada Wikipedia community is also expected
  2. Organize a community project
    In this annual meeting we have a plan to start a project to write all the cultural heritage monuments connected with Muziris Heritage Project. We have a plan to install QR codes in front of the monuments and historc places in and around Kodungallur, the hosting city which will direct to wikipedia articles of the same.
  3. Recruit new editors
    We are planning a series of workshops with schools, colleges, libraries and other organizations to train new editors.
  4. Increase skills for existing editors
    It is planned to include some sessions such as template creation, Gadgets, Wikidata, Bots, editing through tools to boost the capacity of existing wikimedia editors in the event. It is expected that after these workshops we can have a team of good experienced editors to drive the community.
  5. Add or improve content
    More contents on Thrissur district shall be added to Malayalam Wikipedia. Also we are planning to improve articles related to Muziris and Kodungallur in connection with Muziris Heritage Project. We are planning edit-a-thons that last for a month to add more content into wikipedia about places and monuments in Thrissur District and Central Kerala. This will be the next iteration of the project Ente Gramam(My Village).

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 members
    Increase quality and quantity of Malayalam Wikipedia contents on Thrissur District of Kerala, South India where event takes place. Also create Good Articles about the monuments related to Muziris Heritage Project.
    Introduce Wikidata to Malayalam Wikipedia Community and add more Malayalam content into Wikidata.
    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 Wikisangamotsavams, 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 society
    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-2018
    By using social media and mailing lists we are inviting participants.
    We already have a series of events held at Thrissur district of Kerala.
    We are using regional newspapers, visual media and social media to publish news about the event to attract more newcomers.
  4. How will you keep participants engaged after the meeting is over?
    After the event we are conducting series of online edit-a-thons in various topics to engage new comers.
    Conducting small events to help the new editors and clear the difficulties
    We are also planing to make Kodungallur Municipality the city where the Wikisangamotsavam took place as a QR Pedia City.
  5. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?
    Wiki Sangmaotsavam is a famous annual meet-up of Malayalam Wiki Community which regularly conducted since 2011. This year we have a good planning for annual meet-up 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.
    We formed an organising committee in 8th December 2018 for the event to raise fund by finding various sponsorships from local institutions and from Muziris Heritage Project.


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  1. Number of total participants 150
  2. Number of people who will help organize the event 30
  3. Number of workshops planned 10
  4. Number of online events 3
  5. Number of special events 4 such as Wikijalayathra (Sight seeing boating through Musiris Heritage Sites) , Wiki Vidyarthi Sangamam (WIki Students Meet-up), Wiki Yuva Sangamam (Wiki Youth Meet-up), Photo Walk through Musiris Heritage Sites


Assumed Exchange Rate: 1 US$ = 71.99 INR (As on 12/12/2018)

Wikisangamotsavam 2018 Budget
Code No. Date. Item Quantity INR US$ Rate Notes
FAT 1 18th Jan 2019 Dinner 30 6000 83.34 200 Preconference Day Evening Dinner
FAT 2 18th Jan 2019 Accommodaion 15 15000 208.36 1000 Preconference Day Stay for 30 Wikimedians 15 Rooms in twin sharing basis
FAT 3 19th Jan 2019 Breakfast 30 3000 41.67 100 Conference Day 1 Breakfast for 30 Wikimedians
FAT 4 19th Jan 2019 High Tea and Snacks 150 3750 52.09 25 Conference Day 1 Morning Tea for 150 Participants
FAT 5 19th Jan 2019 Lunch 150 45000 625.09 300 Conference Day 1 Lunch for 150 Participants
FAT 6 19th Jan 2019 High Tea and Snacks 150 3750 52.09 25 Conference Day 1 Evening Tea for 150 Participants
FAT 7 19th Jan 2019 Dinner 50 10000 138.91 200 Conference Day 1 Dinner for 50 Wikimedians
EFM 8 19th Jan 2019 Auditorium 2 25000 347.27 12500 2 Auditorium for Conference Day 1 Sessions
FAT 9 19th Jan 2019 Accommodaion 25 25000 347.27 1000 Conference Day 1 Stay for 50 Wikimedians 25 Rooms in twin sharing basis
FAT 10 20th Jan 2019 Breakfast 50 5000 69.45 100 Conference Day 2 Breakfast for 50 Wikimedians
FAT 11 20th Jan 2019 High Tea and Snacks 150 3750 52.09 25 Conference Day 2 Morning Tea
FAT 12 20th Jan 2019 Lunch 150 45000 625.09 300 Conference Day 2 Lunch for Participants
FAT 13 20th Jan 2019 High Tea and Snacks 150 3750 52.09 25 Conference Day 2 Evening Tea
FAT 14 20th Jan 2019 Dinner 30 6000 83.34 200 Conference Day 2 Dinner for 30 Wikimedians
EFM 15 20th Jan 2019 Auditorium 1 15000 208.36 15000 1 Auditorium for Conference Day 2 Sessions
FAT 16 20th Jan 2019 Accommodaion 15 15000 208.36 1000 Conference Day 2 Stay for 30 Wikimedians 15 Rooms in twin sharing basis
FAT 17 21st Jan 2019 Breakfast 30 3000 41.67 100 Travel Day Breakfast for 30 Wikimedians
FAT 18 21st Jan 2019 Lunch 30 9000 125.02 300 Travel Day Lunch for 30 Wikimedians
FAT 19 21st Jan 2019 Wiki Backwater Journey 40 35000 486.18 875 Backwater Trip cost
EFM 20 -- Miscellaneous expense 1 10000 138.91 10000 Local Travel, Local publicity and other expenses
Total 287000 3986.66
Total amount requested from this grant 143500 1985.61
Amount from other sources of funding 143500 1985.61 Local Sponsorships, CIS-A2K


  1. Support Support it will be a great wiki event in kerala. Strongly support --Mujeebcpy (talk) 18:39, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
  2. Support SupportAkbarali (talk) 18:46, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
  3. Support Support-Manojv101 (talk) 04:16, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
  4. Support Support --Ambadyanands (talk) 05:38, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
  5. Support Support --Kannan Talk 06:42, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
  6. Support Support For the Annual conference and the related online and offline events in association with WikiSangamotsavam Jinoytommanjaly (talk) 15:03, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
  7. Support Support --Kannan Shanmugam (talk) 14:49, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
  8. Support Support- Sai K shanmugam (talk) 14:50, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
  9. Support Support-Adv.tksujith (talk) 01:23, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
  10. Support Support-N Sanu / എന്‍ സാനു / एन सानू 03:47, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
  11. Support Support Netha Hussain (talk) 14:47, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
  12. Support Support -Adv.tksujith (talk) 01:38, 27 December 2018 (UTC)
  13. Support Support -Hacksk (talk) 09:09, 30 December 2018 (UTC)



  • Volunteer i would like to volunteer wikisamgamolsavam. co ordinate events and takes classes and workshops Mujeebcpy (talk) 05:08, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Volunteer I can help conducting classes and workshops. Kannan Talk 06:46, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Volunteer I can help as a facilitator in graphic designing (Inkscape) workshops.

N Sanu / എന്‍ സാനു / एन सानू 03:53, 17 December 2018 (UTC)