Subhas Chandra Bose's 125th birth anniversary Wikimedia celebration

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Subhas Chandra Bose's 125th birth anniversary Wikimedia celebration
Subhas Chandra Bose's 125th birth anniversary Wikimedia celebration
Tribute to Subhas Chandra Bose on 23 January 2021 in South Kolkata, India.jpg
🇮🇳 Tribute to Subhas Chandra Bose on 23 January 2021 in Kolkata (South), India.
On the same day we inagurated our year-long program on Wikimedia
Date23 January 2021 – 23 January 2022
DurationOne year
LocationMixed (Online, in-person, field activity)
TypeWikimedia events and activities
ThemeSubhas Chandra Bose, his life and his work
Organised byWest Bengal Wikimedians User Group Logo variation 4.png West Bengal Wikimedians
Co-organisersCollaborate (for affiliates such as chapters, user groups)
Hashtag: #netajiwiki125

Subhas Chandra Bose's 125th birth anniversary Wikimedia celebration is a series of Wikimedia events and activities to be taken place between 23 January 2021 and 23 January 2022. 23 January 2022 is the 125th birth anniversary of Indian freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose and West Bengal Wikimedians intend to organise events and programs to improve free content on different Wikimedia projects related to Bose, his life, and his work.


West Bengal Wikimedians has been regularly conducting activities to improve freely-licensed high-quality content on Wikimedia Commons, Wikidata, Wikisource, and other Wikimedia projects. In August–September 2020, we conducted a Wikisource proofreading contest to commemorate the 200th birth anniversary of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. We also conduct an annual 3-month-long Wikisource proofreading contest to celebrate the literary works of Rabindranath Tagore. Similarly, on Wikidata, we manage and work on a WikiProject Rabindranath Tagore to improve data related to the poet's works. Back in 2013, a current member of West Bengal Wikimedians lead a year-long Wiki-initiative to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

In December 2020 West Bengal Wikimedians discussed the idea to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose. Subsequently, an initial plan was drafted and an initial blog post was published on 24 December 2020. This plan was also included in the user group's annual plan submitted to Wikimedia Foundation (Rapid Grant application).

An online call was arranged by West Bengal Wikimedians on 23 January 2021 (124th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose). On the same day, the celebration was inaugurated and an email was sent to Wikimediaindia-l , Wikimedia-l, Bangladesh mailing list informing the same.


See also announcement on Diff on 24 December 2020.

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We'll work to improve content related to Subhas Chandra Bose and his life on Wikidata. This work will continue throughout 2021. This will include creating items about Netaji papers, Azad Hind newspapers etc. too

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We would like to document at least one museum/cultural centres related to Bose and upload relevant audio-visual contents on Wikimedia Commons.

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With community involvement, we would like to improve the Bengali Wikipedia article Subhas Chandra Bose, and if possible a couple of related articles as well.



Past events should be moved to this section
  • 23 January 2021: 8 pm Indian time/8:30 pm Bangladesh time Online call by West Bengal Wikimedians, call will take place mostly in Bengali. Etherpad link.



We are open to collaboration. If you, as an individual, or as a representative of a user group/affiliate/community want to work with us on this plan, please let us know. We believe the collaboration will make the 125th birth anniversary celebration of Subhas Chandra Bose better on Wikimedia.