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The Wikimedia India Chapter (Registered Name: Wikimedia Chapter) is an independent and not-for-profit organization that supports, promotes and educate the general Indian public about the availability and use of free and open educational content, which includes the ability to access, develop and contribute to encyclopaedias, dictionaries, books, images, etc.

Wikimedia India was formally approved by the Board of Trustees, Wikimedia Foundation after the recommendation of the Chapters Committee in June 2010 and India became the 29th country to host a Wikimedia Chapter. The Wikimedia Chapter was formally registered as a Non-profit Society vide Registrar of Societies, Bangalore Urban District on 03 Jan 2011. Wikimedia India is an approved chapter by the Wikimedia Foundation for Wikimedians living in, or connected to India.

This chapter helps coordinate various Indian language Wikipedias & other Wikimedia projects and spread the word in India. The chapter's latest updates can be accessed from its official portal Wiki, wiki.wikimedia.in.

It is an autonomous entity that does not have any editorial control over content on Wikipedia and its related projects. The Chapter does not have access to the servers hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation in the USA.

Becoming a member[edit]

Membership is open to Indian nationals (aged 18 years and above) and Institutions registered in India.

  • Fees: The annual membership fee (as on Mar 2012) is Rs 100/- for Individuals and Rs 1000/- for Institutions.
  • Membership Term: The membership term runs from the date of approval of said membership and ends on 31st March of the same financial year. Membership applications are accepted throughout the year. There are no multi year or life membership options.
  • Payment mode: The membership fee can be paid either by DD/Cheque/NEFT/Internet banking transfer (for SBI account holders) to Chapter Bank account. Please do not deposit cash/outstation cheques into Chapter SBI Bank account, at SBI branches as Bank levies Rs 25 as inter branch fee (as of Aug 2011). Please transfer the amount through NEFT as the charges are lower. Cash is not accepted for membership fee as of now.
  • Membership form: The membership application form can be downloaded from available: Individual, Institutional
  • Form submission: The duly completed membership application along with payment instrument/or details of payment needs to be sent to Chapter office: Wikimedia Chapter, No. 194, 2nd ‘C’ Cross, Domlur, 2nd Stage, Bangalore - 560071.
  • Application processing: The Chapter membership committee will endeavour to process all applications within four weeks.
  • WMC reserves the right to reject membership applications, with reason. In such cases, if payment is already made, the same will be refunded without any interest for the intervening period otherwise, the payment instrument (Cheque/DD) will be returned. However, the Rules and Regulations of the Wikimedia Chapter provide for appeal in such cases in Article IV-1. “In cases where the Executive Committee does not approve the application for membership of a person, said person may appeal to the General Body at the next Annual General Meeting.”
More Information can be found here

Donations[edit]

Wikimedia India Chapter ( Reg Name : Wikimedia Chapter) is a not-for-profit organisation which gratefully receives your donations, no matter how large or small. Please note that donations to Wikimedia Chapter are not non-tax deductible in India, as of now. We are currently working on 12A and 80G tax exemption applications.

We appeal to the community, members, philanthropic individuals and organizations to support us at Wikimedia India through donations. As a newly registered entity, we depend on the generous contributions of people like you to support the activities and projects of our volunteers throughout the country. If you wish to donate for a specific purpose or project aligned with the objectives of the Chapter, we would be happy to discuss this with you at the email address provided below.

Donations can be made via Cheque, Demand Draft, NEFT and Internet banking and the completed donation form should be emailed to chapter@wikimedia.in.

A direct deposit, NEFT and Internet banking can be made to our bank account.

If you are making a contribution by DD/cheque please make them payable to "Wikimedia Chapter" , payable in Bangalore and send them to:

Wikimedia Chapter
No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross
Dommaluru 2nd Stage
Bangalore - 560071

Once the payment is processed, we will send you a receipt.

As of now, due to regulatory body restrictions, we can accept donations only from India or Indian citizens.

More information can be found here

Communication channels[edit]

Official Contacts[edit]

WikimediaIndia-l[edit]

There is a mailing list at WikimediaIndia-l for discussion of this chapter, and of the Indian language Wikimedia projects in general.

Other mailing lists/groups/noticeboards[edit]

List of Mailing Lists specific to India

IRC[edit]

To join the discussion on IRC, join us in #wikimedia-in

Social Media[edit]


People[edit]

Wikimedia India Chapter Executive Committee (Board) :

  • Rahul Deshmukh : President (rahuldeshmukh101@wikimedia.in)
  • Yohann Varun Thomas : Secretary (yohannvt@wikimedia.in )
  • Sanket Oswal : Treasurer (sanket_oswal@wikimedia.in)
  • Krishna Chaitanya Velaga : Member (kcvelaga@wikimedia.in)
  • Suyash Dwivedi : Member (suyash.dwivedi@wikimedia.in)
  • Santosh Shingare : Member (cherishsantosh@wikimedia.in)
  • Viswanathan Prabhakaran : Member (viswaprabha@wikimedia.in)
Write to the EC at wikimedia-in-exec@lists.wikimedia.org

History and Timeline[edit]

  • 30-Sep-2004: An IRC meeting on September 30, 2004 at 15:30 IST. For a summary of the discussion, please see 2004 IRC meeting.
  • Nov-2007: The discussions have been re-initiated in November 2007, and several people have responded enthusiastically on the WikimediaIndia-l mailing list (please see the November 2007 archive). A draft of proposed bylaws is available here.
  • Dec-2008: Sue Gardner and Jimmy visited India in Dec 2008.
  • Jul-2009: Discussions started again after the 2009 July Bangalore Meetup.
  • 8-Mar-2010: Memorandum of Association proposed. Now, we have reached a state where we can take this forward formally and fast. A brief background of the history can be found here.
  • 6-Apr-2010: A final version of the MoA and by-laws was submitted to the Wikimedia Chapters Committee on 6 April 2010, after undergoing various revisions based on feedback from individual members of the Chapters Committee, Wikipedians in India and elsewhere, and the advice of an Indian tax expert who is helping with registration. This is the announcement of final submission.
  • June, 2010 Wikimedia India became the 29th chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation by a resolution of the Wikimedia Board of Trustees.
  • 3-January-2011 Registration of the organisation in India was completed via Registrar of Societies, Bangalore Urban District Certificate No: SOR/BLU/DR/1137/10-11 dt 03 Jan 2011 ( announce page).
  • 30-July-2011 Events were kicked off with a seminar on Copyright and Open Licensing at Bangalore.
  • 12-Sep-2011 Outreach events were kicked off with a Wiki Academy for Department of Public libraries, Government of Karnataka.
  • 24-September-2011 The first AGM and Chapter Elections were conducted successfully.
  • 18-November-2011 Wikimedia India Chapter co-hosted the first WikiConference India with the Mumbai Wikipedia Community.

Wikipedia[edit]

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Language Language (local) Wiki Articles Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Images
1 English English en 5,808,456 47,125,658 878,821,429 1,184 35,680,068 140,385 881,108
2 Hindi हिन्दी hi 129,553 847,006 4,105,212 11 432,420 1,609 3,893
3 Tamil தமிழ் ta 120,291 361,599 2,652,142 41 149,555 491 7,794
4 Telugu తెలుగు te 70,399 245,994 2,583,360 15 82,713 201 12,314
5 Bengali বাংলা bn 64,601 642,176 3,337,682 16 217,615 998 5,438
6 Malayalam മലയാളം ml 61,991 386,999 3,024,739 21 119,998 387 5,852
7 Marathi मराठी mr 52,857 219,112 1,661,386 9 102,635 435 19,189
8 Bishnupriya Manipuri ইমার ঠার/বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী bpy 25,076 58,288 781,095 2 18,982 28 49
9 Urdu اردو ur 143,528 794,523 3,794,617 11 91,412 295 9,629
10 Nepali नेपाली ne 32,072 88,971 706,866 9 41,072 99 749
11 Gujarati ગુજરાતી gu 28,338 88,820 651,619 4 47,583 82 1
12 Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ kn 24,276 101,490 898,447 4 53,220 703 3,370
13 Sanskrit संस्कृतम् sa 11,362 56,676 441,221 6 25,364 117 433
14 Divehi ދިވެހިބަސް dv 2,991 10,483 120,834 2 19,137 22 933
15 Pali पाऴि pi 2,535 4,441 96,194 1 4,974 9 0
16 Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ pa 30,975 106,473 455,291 9 27,133 101 1,373
17 Odia ଓଡ଼ିଆ or 14,643 62,905 360,709 6 20,626 69 125
18 Assamese অসমীয়া as 5,259 42,884 190,586 4 22,008 73 1,376
19 Sindhi سنڌي، سندھی ، सिन्ध sd 11,147 33,252 141,341 3 10,043 33 64
20 Kashmiri कश्मीरी / كشميري ks 324 1,629 32,629 1 6,619 16 0
21 Bhojpuri भोजपुरी bh 6,721 51,230 651,287 4 16,868 34 56
22 Maithili मैथिली mai 13,211 32,227 187,607 5 6,892 36 85
23 Goan Konkani गोवा कोंकणी gom 3,611 8,028 178,429 3 4,732 25 0
24 Tulu ತುಳು ಭಾಷೆ tcy 1,002 3,923 56,739 2 2,569 32 0

Statistics on Sunday, 30. December 2018 12:01AM

Wikisource[edit]

Page namespace Main namespace
Language All pages Without text Not proofread Problematic Proofread Validated All pages With scans Without scans %
as 1474 5 553 1 915 209 1380 32 1348 2.32
bn 709710 6819 685232 569 17090 7531 7545 7516 15 99.80
gu 13547 297 1088 9 12153 9678 5911 1689 4222 28.57
kn 50230 545 45898 46 3999 1785 21053 131 20922 0.62
ml 46859 2050 12510 130 32169 685 6415 727 5688 11.33
mr 18298 11 17533 36 718 24 1526 1 1525 0.07
or 7130 56 3453 3 3618 2064 656 99 552 15.21
pa 7312 103 4529 18 2662 481 146 31 115 21.23
sa 51663 150 46825 44 4643 2849 20395 430 19965 2.11
ta 403344 78 383967 45 19254 9273 5927 1688 4239 28.48
te 49441 1164 14948 58 33271 24693 13100 3959 9141 30.22

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