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Project Tiger Training 2023

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Project Tiger Training 2023 is the community prize for the winning community from the Project Tiger 2.0. Training program will be organized by Tamil Wikipedians supported by CIS/Google.


26-28 January 2023


Sterling Anaikatti , 6/301, Vadakottathara, Palakkad Dist. Nearest Air port: Coimbatore, TamilNadu


proposed Training plans.

Content Based training (half day)[edit]

  1. Use of wikicommons
  2. Use of Wikisource/Wikisource/Wikidata for Wikipedia development
  3. Wiki Policies
  4. Advanced/Content Expansion
  5. Writing without typos

Template Based Training (half day)[edit]

  1. Attaching/Expanding images
  2. Info box creation/usage
  3. Template creation/usage
  4. Equation templates
  5. Advanced citation linking

Clean up training (half day)[edit]

  1. How to do a better cleaning job
  2. Linking articles
  3. Category:Maintenance of Wikipedia
  4. How To Translate/Advanced Translation
  5. Category creation

Technology (half day)[edit]

  1. Useful user tools
  2. Wiki API
  3. Introduction to Wiki Tools
  4. Wikimedia Update
  5. How to use administrative tools

Outreach activities (half day)[edit]

  1. Wiki training practices
  2. How to motivate and guide new users?
  3. How to train newbies?
  4. Discussion regarding problems that arise during training


We would invite 30 Users from Tamil Community, 6 users from Punjabi community & 4 users from Bengali Communities for our Training. Scholarship forms/registeration forms will be published in respective village pumps to select.

S.No Community Name Username
1 Punjabi Jagseer Singh User:Jagseer S Sidhu
2 Punjabi Simranjit Kaur User:Simranjeet Sidhu
3 Punjabi Jagmit Singh User:Jagmit Singh Brar
4 Punjabi Kulteshwar Singh User:Kulteshwar Sekhon
5 Punjabi Gaurav Jhammat User:Gaurav Jhammat
6 Punjabi Harpreet Kaur User:Dugal harpreet
7 Bengali Saradindu Bhattacharyya User:শরদিন্দু ভট্টাচার্য্য
8 Bengali Shuvendu Khan User:খাঁ শুভেন্দু
9 Bengali Anupam Dutta User:Anupamdutta73
10 Bengali Nettime Sujata User:Nettime Sujata
11 Tamil Arularasan. G User:Arularasan. G
12 Tamil Sridhar G User:Sridhar G
13 Tamil Mahalingam VNR User:TNSE Mahalingam VNR
14 Tamil Murthy. K User:கி.மூர்த்தி
15 Tamil Balasubramanian User:Balu1967
16 Tamil Vasantha Lakshmi V User:Vasantha Lakshmi V
17 Tamil Deepa arul User:Deepa arul
18 Tamil R. Bala User:Balurbala
19 Tamil Parvathisri User:Parvathisri
20 Tamil B. Jambulingam User:பா. ஜம்புலிங்கம்
21 Tamil Balaji jagadesh User:balajijagadesh
22 Tamil info-farmer User:info-farmer
23 Tamil Rukmani Purushothaman User:Rukmani Purushothaman
24 Tamil பிரயாணி User:பிரயாணி
25 Tamil Divya Gunasekaran User:திவ்யாகுணசேகரன்
26 Tamil Gandhimathi User:காந்திமதி
27 Tamil Booradleyp1 User:Booradleyp1
28 Tamil Selva User:செல்வா
29 Tamil சத்திரத்தான் User:சத்திரத்தான்
30 Tamil D Neethidoss User:D Neethidoss
31 Tamil Abirami Narayanan User:அபிராமி நாராயணன்
32 Tamil Neechalkaran User:Neechalkaran
33 Tamil S. P. Krishnamoorthy User:எஸ். பி. கிருஷ்ணமூர்த்தி
34 Tamil Stymyrat User:Stymyrat
35 Tamil Anita User:Tnse anita cbe
36 Tamil Arunachalam User:சா அருணாசலம்
37 Tamil Thiyagu Ganesh User:Thiyagu Ganesh
38 Tamil Vishnu Venkatesan User:Vishnu Venkatesan
39 Tamil Ezhilarasi User:ezhilarasi

second list of Participants:

  2. Thavasimuthu muthukkrishnan
  3. subha1727
  4. wekeey
  5. Kavitha Packiyam
  6. Neyakkoo
  7. KarunyaRanjith


  1. S. Balasubramanian
  2. Abirami Narayanan
  3. Sridhar G
  4. J. Balaji
  5. Parvathisri
  6. Neechalkaran
  7. Mahalingam NR


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This is the narrative report of Project Tiger 2.0 training or Growing Local Language Content on Wikipedia (Project Tiger 2.0). The report is divided into a day-wise program schedule. Total of 40 participants were there for the training.

Day 0[edit]

25 January 2023

Day 1[edit]

26 January 2023

The main event started on 26 January 2023, the first training day. The day began with a friendly space policy, an Ice breaker session and a brief formal introduction of the attendees or participants.

The first session was led by Tanveer Hasan with a general discussion around "Five Pillars of Wikipedia"- Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, a neutral point of view, Wikipedia is free content that anyone can use edit and distribute, Wikipedia's editors should treat each other with respect and civility and Wikipedia has no firm rules. The Five Pillars was divided into five groups and distributed one pillar to each group after 15 mins, each group presented views and understandings about one picked pillar. The discussion was around are these pillars are valid or not, if the groups want to change any among them what kind of change it will be or why? Did the participants or groups ever feel these policies in their life etc?

The second session was taken by User:Neechalkaran about the HotTemp template. The presenter or trainer introduced the template, its importance of it and how to use it and a demonstration of the template and share the link of it as well. The second topic was Voice typing presented by Neechalkaran and he introduced to use of the tool and demonstration how one can use voice to input words, link was also provided.

The third and last session was led by User:mouryan. He introduced the participants to basic tools to use and demonstrate them as well. The first tool was, Wikipedia:Twinkle which provided the link to know more about speedy deletion, (https://bn.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_tiger_anaikatti Example article) was also given. The second topic was Help: Hotcat which was about why, how to use and from where it can be on.

Day 2[edit]

Day 2 was dedicated to technical sessions and started with Templates and infoboxes and Jay Prakash was there to take the session. The trainer gave a detailed presentation about Templates such as what is the exact meaning of templates, why we use those, in which area we use it, how these could be used, why these are important, who makes these templates etc. Jay demonstrate the templates and how could be used Test Wiki by Jay. After the introduction and demonstration, participants or trainees followed the process and tested the template. There was also a Q&A session around templates and attendees asked questions to the trainer. Here is the presentation of the session.

On day 2, the second session was taken by Jinoy and it was all about technical stuff related to Wikidata only like Script - For editing/adding information in Wikidata directly from Wikipedia. He also let trainees know to add the scripts to work on all global Wikimedia language pages. Jinoy also provided the scripts which participants could add to the common.js pages [//Script// mw.loader.load("//www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=User:Yair rand/WikidataInfo.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript");]. There was a task done to add Maps to NH in India. The trainer also introduces attendees to ways to add Maps to Wikipedia articles using the simple template. The slide link is here.

Day 3[edit]

Day 3 began with Outreach in Wikimedia which was hosted by User:Mouryan. He mentioned the importance of Outreach in Wikimedia and he also introduced trainees to the types of outreach such as meetups, [Pre (forming an idea, community consensus, requesting grants), during the meet, Post (metrics for organisers), event report submission (for participants and scholarship recipients)], edit-a-thons, Collaborations and partnerships with private, institutional and governmental departments. There is an idea and example of [Tamil Virtual Academy. There is a link to the Commons page of TVA outreach. TVA ARUN says that the Tn government spent nearly 8 Crores for the improvement of Tamil virtually. After that Neechalkaran explained how we got books under CC from TVA. User: Parvathisree described this Outreach activity.

For the second session, Jinoy was there to introduce everyone to Wikidata Tools. He presented the Tours which helps to learn how to add data in WIkidata. The task was assigned by him to the participants to translate the Wikidata Tour into their native language. Another task was to add labels in your language and the data was shared of all the properties that are [:d:Wikidata:List_of_properties|currently available]] on Wikidata. After the completion of the task, Jinoy presented the script to show who did this edit and a tool name tabernacle was also introduced for adding descriptions, labels, and Properties in Wikidata. pltools was demonstrated for adding the information from Infobox templates into Wikidata.



As a continuation of this program, Tamil Wikipedians requested CIS to provide support for a meetup on September 24 in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. This meetup was aimed to have a post PT meetup and celebration of 20th Tamil wikipedia Anniversary. In addition to this meetup, a workshop for college teachers and Phd research scholars was planned in the same venue on September 23.

Refer below links for the details about these two events: