Maithili Wikimedians User Group/Events/Promotion of Maithili Wikipedia
Promotion of Maithili Wikipedia is an awareness campaign to promote Maithili Wikipedia to the students, writers and peoples of different backgrounds of Rajbiraj. The main aim of the campaign is to engage and make new readers of Maithili Wikipedia. The campaign started in May 2018 and ended in October 2018.
To engage new readers for Maithili Wikipedia, the members of MWUG initiated Rickshaw announcement to inform the local people of Rajbiraj about Maithili Wikipedia. The announcement was done in all the 16 wards of Rajbiraj in 4 successful stages. Apart from the Rickshaw announcement, we have fixed the Maithili Wikipedia Content's related Hoarding boards at the most important places of Rajbiraj as well as in 7 e-rickshaw to promote the campaign. We also arranged an orientation class at Galaxy Higher Secondary School to give our Wiki related knowledge to students of 10+2 of science and management stream. At last, we arranged meetup with interested people of Rajbiraj which includes students, writers, journalists and socially aware people.
The Rickshaw announcement helped us to reach among peoples of Rajbiraj to introduce them with Maithili Wikipedia. The campaign most important task is to complete this announcement.
We also tried hard to get students into the campaign. That's why we included students of Galaxy Higher Secondary School, Rajbiraj to give them knowledge and usage of Maithili Wikipedia and Wikimedia Projects.
Posters at different places
We managed to fixed the Maithili Wikipedia Content's related Hoarding boards at the most important places of Rajbiraj as well as in more than 7 e-rickshaw to promote the campaign.
We have successfully organized the Meetups regarding Maithili Wikipedia and this promotional campaign. We meet with different students and peoples of Rajbiraj. We also managed to meet with a group of writers, journalist and socially aware people.
Participation at Wikimania 2018
I participated in a session about Introducing Wikipedia to New Readers at Wikimania 2018 as a part of panel. I talk about the promotional campaign of Maithili Wikipedia in Nepal.
Comparison of siteviews of Maithili Wikipedia during the promotional campaign siteviews and normal siteviews is as follows-
|1||10 January 2018- 10 May 2018||522,087||4,315||Normal view|
|2||10 May 2018- 12 October 2018||813,463||5,215||During the promotional campaign.|