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Karavali Wikimedians Annual Report 2022-23

Folk-a-than Documentary [edit]

Pursa Kattuna Tulu Documentary

The Karavali Wikimedians User Group, with the support of the Wikimedia Foundation, created Folk-a-than Documentary titled Pursa Kattuna. "Pursere kattuna" or "purusa makkala kunita" is a traditional and religious dance form. During the Tulu calendar's Suggi month, the Gowda people of Belthangady and Puttur celebrate a full-moon summer dance. "Pursere kattuna" performances continue from late night until early morning, traversing through various layers of society's households.
It holds great importance to document the Pursere Kattuna Folk Art. Unfortunately, this folk art hasn't received as much public attention as other forms of public art. With each passing year, customs and costumes fade, making them on the brink of extinction. Hence, it becomes critical to document and preserve this cultural essence for future generations.
The documentary team started on 3rd April 2023 and Karavali Wikimedians User Bharatesha Alasandemajalu User Vishwanatha Badikana, User Yakshitha were part of the team. On the morning of April 4th, Dr. Aarya Joshi,Marathi Wikimeidan from Pune joined the team. Early on the morning of April 4th, the team travelled across Dharmastala, Didupe, and beneath the Western Ghat to capture scenic views and shoot drone footage. During the daytime, team visited scholars and experts' homes in Mangalore for interviews, and also prepared the plan for the late evening dance performance. From April 4th to April 7th, team documented various aspects of performing arts. 12 People from the team, documentary and videography team throughout the documentary journey, interacted with over 400 villagers, 100+ performing artists, and 10+ organizers and coordinators. This documentary was released at Vani College in Belthangady on 02 October 2023.

Research project on effectiveness of Wikipedia in education as a platform of improving the cognitive ability among students[edit]

Wiki ELearning Project Participants with the mentor Dr. U.B. Pavanaja

This project was conducted by Dr. U.B. Pavanaja, who is the founder-secretary of Karavali Wikimedians at Dr G. Shankar Govt. Women's First Grade College & Post Graduate Study Centre, Udupi. The aim is to study the effectivemness of Wikipedia in education as a platform of improving the cognitive ability among students. The study was condcluded successfully with positive results. The results showed there is improvement in the congnitive skills of the students after going through the Wikipedia program for one year. Links-

Wiki Stalls by Karavali Wkimedians [edit]

Wiki Stall at International Cultural Jamboree[edit]

The Alvas College Moodubidie Wikipedia Student Association and Karavali Wikimedians will be actively participating in the "International Cultural Jamboree," which will be held December 21-27, 2022, at Alva's Education institution Moodabidri, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka State. An International Cultural Jamboree is part of the Scout Movement, and the theme of this Jamboree is "Culture for Youth Solidarity.".  The Alvas College Moodubidie Wikipedia Student Association and the Karavali Wikimedians are organising seven-day Jamboree Editathons in Tulu, Kannada, Konkani, and English. Nearly 23 partcipants participated and gained a workshop on Wikipedia and created 25+ articles in Kannada and Tulu Wikipedia during the workshop.

Monthly Online Meetings[edit]

MCDC Discussion[edit]

On 3rd December 2023 Karavali Wikimedians meetup took place at Mangalore to discuss about Movement Charter Drafting Commitee. 11 Wikimedians attend the meeting. Discussion about the Movement and further plans were discussed during the meeting.

Karavali Wikimedians Events[edit]

Wiki Loves Folklore (WLF) 2023 in Mangaluru[edit]

Feminism and Folklore is an international writing contest, photo uploading to Wikicommons organized at Wikipedia annually in the month of February and March to document folk cultures and women in folklore in different regions of the world on Wikipedia. This project is the Wikipedia edition of the photography campaign Wiki Loves Folklore (WLF) that is organized on Wikimedia Commons to document folklore traditions around the world.

Relicencing, Digitization and Uploading of book on Wikimedia Commons[edit]

The Karavali Wikimedians User Group hosting a program titled Relicensing, Digitization, and Uploading of Books on Wikimedia Commons at Govinda Dasa College, Surathkal from September 15th to 16th, 2023 in collaboration with CIS A2K Bengaluru. This event serves as a comprehensive training program intended for all Wikimedians within the Dakshina Kannada region. We extend a warm invitation to all members of the Karavali Wikimedians community to participate in these informative sessions. We expected three students and few Staff members of Govinda dasa College to attend the training sessions. Authors and Librarians of Dakshina Kannada region also were interested to attend the programme. Author M. Prabhakara Joshy interested to support the digitization by attending training session. He also promised to give all his books to re-Licencing.

Wikimedia Refresher Training(WRT)[edit]

Wikimedia Refresher Training (WRT) is a one-day program tailored for existing Karavali Wikipedians. It aims to enlighten participants on tools, advanced editing, and more. This session marks the first training for local Karavali Wikimedians since the post-COVID period.

Participation in Conferences[edit]

2nd Wikimedia Technology Summit[edit]

2nd Wikimedia Technology Summit India

The 2nd Wikimedia Technology Summit is happening on the 3rd and 4th  of March 2023. in Hyderabad, The conference is organized by the IndicWiki Project by The International Institute of Information Technology - Hyderabad. From Karavali Wikimedians User Group member and active Tulu Wikimedian Bharathesha Alasandemajalu participated.

Wiki Conference India Hyderabad 2023[edit]

WikiConference India 2023 was a national-level conference that provided a common platform for Wikimedians and stakeholders interested in Indic-language Wikimedia projects and other aspects related to the movement in India and a few South Asian regions. This was a space to meet, connect, and share, stories, learnings, best practices, and challenges and discuss the future strategy as a region. The conference happened in Hyderabad on 28‒30 April 2023.
User Bharatesha Alasandemajalu, User Vishwanatha Badikana, User Yakshitha,User Swathivishwakarma,User Babitha Shetty 5 of the Karavali Wikimedians were selected for this Conference. User Bharatesha Alasandemajalu, User Vishwanatha Badikana presented their work of Arebhase Dictionary in the conference.User Yakshitha have been provided Mac Book Pro a system support in the conference.

TTT 2023[edit]

Train-the-Trainer (TTT) 2023, was held at Kochi, Kerala from 29 September to 1 October 2023. 4 of the Karavali Wikimedians User:Babitha Shetty, ChiK, User:Kavitha G. Kana and User:Santhosh Notagar were selected to the training Program.

Wiki Women camp 2023[edit]

WikiWomenCamp 2023 (October 19-22) will be bringing together individuals who identify themselves as women from different countries of the Wikimedia movement, leaders of their respective communities and with strong experience and proven engagement with the gender gap topic. 2023's theme for the conference in New Delhi, India, is "Map Up, Rise Up". 2 of the Karavali Wikimedians User:Babitha Shetty and Yakshitha were been a part of this camp. Dhanalakshmi K T was a member of the organising committee.

Collaborative Project[edit]

Tulu Tamil Collaborative Project[edit]

The Tulu Tamil Collaborative Project is a joint initiative between the Tulu Community Wikimedia and the Tamil Wikimedia Community. The primary objectives of this project are to enhance the Tulu Wiktionary and promote the inclusion of Tulu-Tamil content on Wikipedia.

KWUG CIS Collaborative Project[edit]

The Karavali Wikimedinas User Group and the Centre for Internet and Society's Access to Knowledge (CIS A2K) have formed collaboration, wherein they work together to support, assist, and guide various initiatives and activities.

Wikipedia Student Association Activities[edit]

  1. St Aloysius College Wikipedia Association 2022-23. The details are here.

Colleges and institutes[edit]

News Reports[edit]