Two Day Sanskrit Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2018
A two day workshop on editing articles was jointly organized by Samskrit Bharati, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati and Centre for Internet & Society on 23rd- 24th of March, 2018, at Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha campus, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The students came together to collaboratively contribute to online initiative, Project Tiger Editathon 2018 at the Computer Laboratory, 2nd Floor, Main Academic Building.
- Dates: 23rd and 24th March 2018
- Venue: Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati
- City: w:en:Tirupati/ तिरुपतिः/ తిరుపతి
- Location Map: Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati
- Status: Completed
- Event page on Sanskrit Wikipediaː Two Day Sanskrit Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
The key participants were the Ph.D. scholars of all departments and the M.Ed students (55 Ph.Ds+ 15 M.Eds) of the University. The focus of the workshop was on, “Article Writing and the editing Articles”. Moreover the workshop emphasis upon the fact that the Sanskrit students could actively participate in taking forward the Sanskrit Wikipedia in an effective manner.
List of participants of the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Name Username 1 A. sarita A. sarita1 2 A.rajita A.rajita 3 Adhir chandra das Adhir chandra das 4 Alapati pavankumar Alapati pavankumar 5 Anindita paul Anindita paul5 6 Archakam sreevidya Archakam sreevidya 7 Archana khamari Archana khamari 8 Ashish kumar pandey Ashish kumar pandey8 9 Ayan bhattacharya Ayan bhattacharya9 10 B.mamatha B.mamatha 11 Swapna panja Swapna panja 12 Biswajit barman Biswajit barman12 13 Darsana roy Darsana roy 14 Debabrata sarder Debabrata sarder 15 Debalina ghosh Debalina ghosh 15 16 Dipanwita das Dipanwita das15 17 Dipika behera Dipika behera 18 Divyarani tripathy Divyarani tripathy 19 Girija shankar hota Girija shankar hota 20 Jayanta nuniya Jayanta nuniya 21 Jyotishree singh mohapatra Jyotishree singh mohapatra 22 Kiran bhat Kiran bhat22 23 Koushik Koushik rsvp 24 Lisha rani bindhani Lisha rani bindhani 25 Machabhakthuni revathi supraja Machabhakthuni revathi supraja 26 Madan mugri Madan mugri 27 Manish kumar rathore Manish kumar rathore 28 Mitarani dash Mitarani dash 29 Subhashree tripathy Subhashree tripathy 30 Nandadulal mandal Nandadulal mandal30 31 Nepal das Nepal das31 32 Niharika muduli Niharika muduli 33 Novalgin maharana Novalgin maharana 34 Padmaprashanth m Pankaj Sharma36 35 Pampa banik Pankaj Sharma36 36 Pankaj Sharma Pankaj Sharma36 37 Pragati dikshit Pragati dikshit 38 R kodandapani R kodandapani 39 Radhakrishna b Radhakrishna b 40 Ragi venkata chary Ragi venkata chary rsvp 41 Rahuldeb halder Rahuldeb halder 42 S.vaishnavi S.vaishnavi42 43 Sangha mitra swain Sangha mitra swain 44 Sanjoy kumar mandal Sanjoy kumar mandal 45 Sasmita barik Sasmita barik 46 Sharmistha routh Sharmistha routh 47 Siddhartha sankar mondal Siddhartha sankar mondal 48 Soumya shree biswal Soumya shree biswal48 49 Sourav das Sourav das49 50 Srimanta pahari Srimanta pahari 51 Suchismita padhi Suchismita padhi51 52 Sudipta dey Sudipta dey52 53 Sukanta pramanik Sukanta pramanik53 54 Sure ramtirumala reddy Sure ramtirumala reddy 55 Susama sahoo Susama sahoo 56 Sushri sangita ratha Sushri sangita ratha 57 Tanmay Mandal Tanmay Mandal57 58 Vysakhan.k.b Vysakhan.k.b58 59 Samir saha Samir saha 60 Sanjib sarkar Sanjib sarkar60 61 Haripad bera Haripad bera 62 Sonali saha Sonali saha 63 Soma mondal Soma mondal63 64 Sujan biswas Sujan biswas64 65 Aloke mondal Aloke Mondal88 66 Chandan das Chandan das 67 B. naresh kumar naik B. naresh kumar naik 68 Parameshwar Parameshwar 69 Sankar bera Sankar bera69
Articles created during Event
The Workshop was inaugurated with an overwhelming opening ceremony on 23rd March morning at 10 AM. Distinguished dignitaries were welcomed by Prof. Prahlad Joshi (Dean, Dept. of Education, RSVP). The chief guest for the event was Mr. A. Ravishankar, (B. Tech., M.S.), who serves as Head of Strategic Partnerships, Asia and Eastern Europe, in Wikimedia Foundation, USA. His address to the gathering was very encouraging. In his note he indicated the need for this kind of workshop in the institutions and stretch an outline of the Project Tiger. Prof. V. Murlidhara Sharma , the Vice-chancellor of Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha inaugurated the programme and delivered his presidential address on “Writing articles in Samskrit –its usefulness and the role of the Institutions”.
Ms. Shubha, started the session with her introductory lecture about the Wikipedia and its sister projects. In the next session Mr. Sayanto Mahato, Senior Research Assistant, SPF, gave a talk about the wealth of Samskrit and importance of editing. The next session gave some lights on Basic fundamentals of Wikipedia Edit-a-thon followed by a joint session on “Aspects of editing and proofreading”. The Participants were given ‘hands on’ training in the afternoon session. They not only appreciated the practical experience, but have agreed to create greater awareness among the student community.
On day 2, the morning session was about Wiki editing tools and OCR followed by practical sessions. Canons of editing was the topic for the afternoon sessions. It was very heartening to note the enthusiasm displayed by them and the various suggestions they put forward for enhancing the popularity of Samskrit.
The programme concluded with a valedictory address by the Scholars. Special mention is to be made about the excellent support given to the entire programme by RS Vidyapeetha and their faculty members. The entire event acted as catalyst among the faculty members and students to popularize computer learning and online content generation in their educational institution.
Day 1 (23-03-2018)
|10:00am - 10:30am||उद्घाटनकार्यक्रमः/Opening Ceremony|
|10.30am - 11:30am||1.विकिमीडिया-भारतस्य कार्यक्रमाः व्याघ्रप्रकल्पश्च/ Project Tiger and WMF Activities.
2. संस्कृतविकिपरिचयः /Samskrit Wiki Introduction
|11:30am - 1:00pm||प्रायोगिकसत्रम् १/ Hands on session 1||Sayant Mahato|
|1pm - 2.30pm||भोजनविरामः/ Lunch Break|
|2.30 am – 3:30pm||प्रायोगिकसत्रम् २/ Hands on session 2|
|3.30 pm - 4 pm||Tea/Coffee Break|
|4pm – 4.30 pm||विशेषोद्बोधनम्
विषयः - अनुवादकौशलानि / Special lecture on Techniques of Translation
|4:30 pm - 5:15 pm||प्रायोगिकसत्रम् २/ Hands on session 2|
Day 2 (24-03-2018)
|10.00am - 11:00am||विकिपीडियालेखसम्पादनप्रविधिः / Wiki Editing tools||Shubha|
|11:00 am - 11:30 am||Tea/Coffee Break|
|11:30am - 1:00pm||प्रायोगिकसत्रम् ४/ Hands on session 4||Sayant Mahato|
|1pm - 2.30pm||भोजनविरामः/ Lunch Break|
|2.30 am – 3:30pm||विकिसम्पादनकौशलानि / canons of wiki editing|
|3.30 pm - 4:30 pm||प्रायोगिकसत्रम् ५/ Hands on session 5|
|4.30 pm - 5 pm||Tea/Coffee Break|
|5 pm – 5.30 pm||प्रशंसापत्रवितरणं समापनसमारोहश्च / Certificate Distribution and validictory session|