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Request for Funding of Tulu Wikipedia Anniversary Program and editathons at Mangaluru

Tulu Wikipedia became live on 6th August 2016. It was announced by Ms. Katherine Maher, Executive Director of WMF at Wiki Conference India 2016 Program at Chandigarh. Karavali Wikimedians User group will be organising a 2-days program to celebrate the First Anniversary of Tulu Wikipedia on 26th and 27th August 2017 at Sri Ramakrishna Pre-University College Mangaluru, Karnataka, India. As the part of this program we are also arranging an editathon to add articles to Tulu and Kannada Wikipedias. During these days, we also will be collaborating with WikiWomen Mangaluru while they also will be editing Tulu and Kannada Wikipedias. The main event will be a program to celebrate the first anniversary of Tulu Wikipedia. Karavali Wikimedians User Group have taken initiative to setup a library of reference books for Wikipedians to refer and use the material to enhance article in Wikipedia. This library is ready now and will be inaugurated on the same day as the first anniversary celebration program of Tulu Wikipedia.We request CIS to sponsor these programs by granting the amount mentioned below. This kind gesture will be beneficial in strengthening the community.

Event Details


  • Dates : Aug 26 & 27, 2017
  • Time: 10:00 to 17:00
  • Venue: Shri Ramakrishna PU College, Bunts Hostel, Mangaluru
  • Expected participants : 25

Anniversary Program

  • Date:Aug 27, 2017
  • Time: 15:00 to 17:00
  • Venue: Shri Ramakrishna PU College, Bunts Hostel, Mangaluru
  • Expected participants : 100
  • Inauguration of the library will be done during this program

Programme Leads


  1. Karavali Wikimedians
  2. Tulu Wikipedia
  3. Kannada Wikipedia


To create new articles and enhance existing articles


Total funding needed = Rs.42,600

Proposed Budget
Item Details Nos Cost (in INR) Description
Accommodation 2 INR9,000 2 Persons 2 days accommodation
Transport 1000 * 4 INR4,000 2 persons travel
Local Transport & Food 750 * 4 INR3,000 Local Travel & Food for 2 persons for 2 days
Food 25 INR15,000 Lunch and Snacks for Participants per head INR.300 per day
High Tea(Snacks) 100 INR10,000 for participants for anniversary program
Banners 2 INR600 per banner INR.300
Certificate 60 INR600 per Certificate INR.10, mainly for students and teaching faculty
Stickers 10 INR400 per sticker Sheet INR.40
Grand Total Rs.42,600



  • Thanks for letting us know about this initiative. a) Please provide some details about the travels. b) please also provide some more details about the planned events and activities. If an agenda or a schedule is available, please direct us to it. Thanks. -- Tito Dutta (talk) 13:05, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Hello, thanks for submitting this request. I forwarded this to A2K team and got the team's suggestions. A2K suggests you to apply for a Rapid grant for this event. Please let us know if you need help or if you have questions. Thanks and regards. -- Tito Dutta (talk) 17:45, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
We (Karavali Wikimedians User Group) have already initiated the process of applying for Simple Annual Plan Grant. We are hoping get some grant under this. Applying now for a Rapid Grant may jeopardize that effort. This might be the last time we (Karavali Wikimedians User Group) requesting for a sponsorship. Hence I suggest CIS-A2K to consider sponsoring this event.--Pavanaja (talk) 18:41, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Thanks for your suggestion sir. I'll forward the message to CIS-A2K. Regards. -- Tito Dutta (talk) 06:29, 9 August 2017 (UTC)
As per your suggestion we have applied for Rapid Grant here. Please endorse this.--Pavanaja (talk) 22:56, 9 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Thanks for applying for a rapid grant. We'll watch the page. Regards. -- Tito Dutta (talk) 04:47, 10 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Many congratulations on getting the Rapid grant. We are happy that this worked really well. Please let us know if you think we can provide support in any step or in future. -- Tito Dutta (talk) 04:16, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

11-12 नवम्बर 2017 ,हिन्दी विकिपीडिया तकनिकी कार्यशाला ,जयपुर

हिन्दी विकिपीडिया पर पहली बार तकनिकी कार्यशाला का आयोजन 11 और 12 नवम्बर 2017 को जयपुर, राजस्थान में किया जा रहा है जिसमें कई सदस्य शामिल होंगे । इस कार्यशाला में मैं भी शामिल होने की इच्छा रखता हूँ क्योंकि मैं विकिपीडिया पर जनवरी 2015 से हूँ लेकिन इसमें तकनिकी के बारे में काफी कम ज्ञान ही है जिसे सीखने की जरूरत है ताकि मैं आगे विकिपीडिया पर और अच्छा योगदान दे सकूं। लेकिन इस कार्यशाला के लिए समय की कमी के कारण रैपिड ग्रांट ही लेनी पड़ रही है इसलिए किसी को हवाई यात्रा के लिए खर्चा देना असमर्थ ही है । मैं पुणे हूँ और कार्यशाला जयपुर है अगर रेल या बस से जाऊँगा तो 23 से 24 घंटे लग जाते है ,इसलिये CIS से हवाई यात्रा के लिए अनुदान की इच्छा करता हूँ। हिन्दी विकिपीडियनों की सर्व सम्मति आप यहाँ देख सकते है।--Raju Jangid (talk) 04:35, 25 September 2017 (UTC)