User:Hindustanilanguage/WCI2016 (Hindi Wikipedia)
Report on my efforts for Hindi Wikipedia at 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:
- five community events in a span of one year (subject to the proposal drafted).
- Wikipedia Education Programs for Hindi (currently under consideration - Banaras Hindu University and Calcutta University)
- 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.