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Report on my efforts for Hindi Wikipedia at WCI 2016[edit]

Hindi Wikipedians interacting with Asaf Bartov and Nat Tymkiv during WCI 2016

One of the persistent issue I've been raising since WMF-India Community Consultation 2014 has been the need for supporting Hindi Wikipedia in India. As a result of my humble efforts and the community support, I was glad that the First Hindi Wiki Sammelan was held in to 2015 to bring together the dispersed language Wikipedians.

During the Wiki Conference India 2016, I coordinated with other Hindi Wikipedians and arranged for a meet with Asaf Bartov.

As per the meeting, Wikimedia Foundation agreed to support:

  1. five community events in a span of one year (subject to the proposal drafted).
  2. Wikipedia Education Programs for Hindi (currently under consideration - Banaras Hindu University and Calcutta University)
  3. Online Editathons / content generation in the areas of a) essential articles, b) academic articles (meant for schools and colleges) and c) articles on popular culture.

The Foundation also agreed to explore the avenues of built-in Mobile App for Hindi Wikipedia with service providers in India. --Muzammil (talk) 18:37, 14 August 2016 (UTC)