Marathi Wikipedia Training Program for experts in Botany & Ayurveda at Satara

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Background[edit]

Voluntary organisation, is eager to implement innovative projects for the active citizens and field activists. It has decided to integrate Wikimedia Projects and training modules for capacity building of citizens science movement volunteers. To get the overall introduction of Wikimedia Projects and basic skills, this training program was organised for botany & Ayurveda experts in the organisation. The group is also connected with Aryangla Vaidyak Mahavidyalaya in Satara.
The goal of Wikipedia Workshop was to build resources on Marathi Wikipedia and equip its participants with the process of contributing to Wikipedia, and to introduce it as a concept to them. Another focus of the workshop will be on integrating academic assignments with Wikimedia Projects for Aryangla College students.

Goals[edit]

  1. To introduce Wikipedia as an encyclopedia for research and a concept to new editors.
  2. To Promote Marathi Wikipedia Community & promote the use of regional languages in Wikipedia.
  3. To have an open interaction within the editors, existing as well as new.
  4. To spread the awareness of Wikipedia as a powerful tool.

Organisers[edit]

Expert Trainer[edit]

  • Subodh Kulkarni, Program Associate - CIS-A2K

Facilitators[edit]

  • Dr.Umesh Karambelkar

Launch[edit]

Date : 4th August 2017
Time : 4PM to 6PM
Place : Satara,Maharashtra,India
Venue : Mangalwar Peth, Satara
Participants : 4

Output[edit]

The workshop was aimed at introduction to Wikimedia Projects and creating/editing Wikipedia articles. Extensive discussion on integrating academic assignments with Wikimedia Projects was conducted to develop the theme and basic concepts. Participants were completely unaware about Marathi Wikipedia and editing. They were trained in basic editing skills and search for the concerned articles, categorisation and translation from other language wikipedias.

Participants[edit]

  1. ‎करंबेळकर
  2. ‎विनोद पतंगे
  3. विजय पांडुरंग खांडेकर
  4. सुरेश महामुलकर

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