Karavali Wikimedians/Meetups/Karavali Wikimedians Wikimania 2022 Meetup

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Title Wikimania 2022
Local Meetup in Mangaluru
Dates August 13, 2022
Location Mangalore
Register TBD

Wikimania 2022 is the seventeenth international Wikimedia conference, bringing Wikimedians together to create, celebrate and connect, virtually and with in-person components.

We are hosting a Wikimania 2022 local meetup in Mangalore on August 13 for Karavali Wikimedians to gather in-person to meet each other and participate in both online and offline activities.

Venue & Date[edit]

Wikimania 2022 will take place on August 13 2022 at Mangaluru. Venue:Joseph Willy Hall.IT Block 4 th floor., St. Alosyious College Mangaluru, Google Map


All registered users of Karavali Wikimedians User Group are eligible for this event. We encourage diverse participation from all Tulu, Kannada, Konkani projects like Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikisource and Sister projects.


Program Plans
Program Description Time (IST)
Opening Ceremony & Connect Meet and Greet 10:30
Lightning talks Introduction of Karavali Wikimedinas 11:00
About Karavali Wikimedians PPT Presentation 12:00
Lunch 13:00
Wikimedia Representative Talk Mr. Rachit Sharma 13:30
Special Guest Talk - Online Mr. Tanvir Hasan 14:00
Tulu Wikipedia 7th Birth Anniversary Celebration 14:15
Prize Distribution 14:30
KWUG MOU Colleges sign the MOU 14:45
Aloysius Museum Visit Aloyseum 15:00
Folk Art Performance Aati kalenja 15:30
Discussions of Future Activity All

Event organization[edit]

Event coordinators Affiliate Funded by


Feel free to add yourself if you plan to attend, or even if you're just potentially interested!
  1. Durga bhat bollurodi (talk) 14:11, 30 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Babitha Shetty (talk) 14:40, 4 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  3. I'm not sure, but I'll be there if I can make it! Wilhelm Tell DCCXLVI (talk) 13:59, 6 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  4. --Yakshitha (talk) 11:30, 11 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  5. --Saroja MK (talk) 11:42, 11 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  6. --Benet Amanna
  7. Mahaveer Indra (talk) 04:38, 12 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  8. --Lokesha Kunchadka (talk) 04:45, 12 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  9. will be there Ashay vb (talk) 07:48, 12 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  10. -- I might be till half program.Shravankumaruk(talk) 16:52, 12 August 2022 (IST)
  11. --Vishwanatha Badikana (talk) 01:28, 13 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  12. --Swathivishwakarma (talk) 04:43, 13 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  13. --ChiK (talk) 07:25, 13 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  14. --BHARATHESHA ALASANDEMAJALU (talk) 17:41, 14 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]



Karavali Wikimedians User Group Celebrated Wikimania 2022[edit]

  1. Mr. Rachit Sharma, Senior Global Movement Communications Specialist for South Asia at Wikimedia Foundation discussed topics – Briefed about Wikimedia Strategy 2030, Uses of Users Groups, Community Building, Annual Planning of the Users Group.
  2. Mr. Tanvir Hasan, Senior Executives, Wikimedia Foundation, Topics regarding Wikimedia Funding for various projects, How to build the Karavali Wikimedians User Group in an innovative way? How to retain the existed Wikipedia Student's Association in an effective manner?
  3. Dr Vishwanatha Badikana and Mr Bharathesha Alasandemajalu presented the Power Point Presentation about Karavali Wikimedins work
  4. Self-introduction by all 24 participants and their hobbies.

Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) - Karavali Wikimedians User Group and Degree Colleges[edit]

Aims and Objectives of Karavali Wikimedia[edit]

  • To promote digital literacy among the people of coastal Karnataka and the northern part of Kerala state.
  • To empower the school children and teachers of schools in coastal Karnataka and the northern part of Kerala state by providing free and open knowledge resources including Wikipedia and other sister projects of Wikimedia.
  • To benefit the general public irrespective of caste, creed, religion and sex.
  • Promoting Indian languages among students and faculty.
  • Developing the latest knowledge in Indian languages.
  • Promoting the growth of Indian languages.
  • Free access to knowledge in Indian languages.
  1. Memorandum of Understanding between Karavali Wikimedian User Group and St Aloysius College(Autonomous), Mangaluru - Principal Dr Rev. Praveen Marties and Treasurer of Karavali Wikimedians User Group Dr Kishore Kumar Rai signed the MOU
  2. Memorandum of Understanding between Karavali Wikimedian User Group and Alvas College, Moodubidri - Associate Profesor of Journalism and Mass Communication Dr. Srinivasa Hodeyala and President of Karavali Wikimedians User Group Dr Vishwanatha Badikana signed the MOU
[Aati kalenja]

Performance of Folk Art - Aati Kalenja[edit]

Mr Puttappa and team from Kasaragod, Kerala State performed Aatikalenja - Aati Kalenja is an ancient traditional folk art form practiced by Tulu people from the region of Tulu Nadu, India which is believed to bring prosperity during Aati (one of the months in Tulu calendar). It normally comes in the months of July and August. Dr Kishore Kumar Rai Sheni, Principal, Nalanda College, Perla, Kasaragod, Kerala State explained and clarified the doubts of the our members.

Visit to Aloysius Chapel by Karavali Wikimedians User Group[edit]

St. Aloysius Chapel, (Italian: Cappella di San Luigi, Portuguese: São Luís Capela) or the chapel of St. Aloysius College, is a Christian chapel in Mangalore in the state of Karnataka in southwest India. The Chapel is situated in the heart of the city at Lighthouse Hill. About the chapel, Mr Alwin Pais, guide of the Chapel explained the interior of the chapel decorated with paintings by Antonio Moscheni (1854 –1905)

Visit to Aloyseum by Karavali Wikimedians User Group[edit]

Our members visited Aloyseum Museum, this museum began in 1913 when an Italian Jesuit priest named Chiapi donated around 2000 different types of minerals, Herbarium and a collection of Roman coins. In 1906, the De Dion car was the first automobile that was used in Mangalore and many more. Incharge of Aloyseum Ms Savithri Rebeca described about the museum.