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Wikimedians of Kerala meetup
വിക്കിമീഡിയ സംഗമോത്സവം
GenreWikimedians of Kerala meetup
Date(s)August 13, 2023 (2023-08-13)
BeginsAugust 13, 2023 (2023-08-13)
EndsAugust 13, 2023 (2023-08-13)
FrequencySingle Event
VenueVenue 3, Tagore Theatre, Thiruvananthapuram,
ParticipantsStudents, academicians and public across the Kerala state.
Organised byMalayalam Wikimedia community and Wikimedians of Kerala
Program flyer

The Malayalam Wikimedians organized a wonderful meetup, which took place on the 13th of August 2023,in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. This event was organized as a component of the esteemed Freedom Fest, an initiative by the Government of Kerala, with the objective of fostering discussions on inclusivity and access in the development of a Knowledge Society. Wikimedia volunteers from various parts of the country attended, totaling 40 participants. The session commenced with the inauguration by K. Anvar Sadath, the CEO of KITE Kerala, and Dr. Fuad Jaleel chaired the event. Adv. TK Sujith extended a warm welcome, while Tony Nirapath conveyed the vote of thanks.

Event Details[edit]

  • Date: 13th August 2023
  • Location: Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India


The following members registered for the event.

  1. Tony
  2. Sairam K
  3. Sajal Karikkan
  4. Akhil Krishnan S
  5. രാജേഷ് ഒടയഞ്ചാൽ
  6. Kannan shanmugam
  7. Vishnu M
  8. മുഹമ്മദ് യാസീൻ എസ് എസ്
  10. പ്രശോഭ് ചാത്തോത്ത്
  11. Jalajamoni.B
  12. Fuad Jaleel
  13. Abhishek Varghese Ninan
  14. ഷാനവാസ് കാരിമറ്റം
  15. Akbarali
  16. സുഗീഷ്
  17. Rezim Shajahan
  18. Adithya K
  19. Rahulraj P V
  20. അനിൽ
  21. MANOJ
  22. Aysha
  23. Monusha.J.J
  24. Sivanesh
  25. Aneesh g s


The primary objective of this gathering was to create a platform for Academicians, Practitioners, Stakeholders, and Students of Kerala to come together and discuss the crucial aspects of inclusivity and accessibility in a Knowledge Society. Through interactive sessions and talks, participants will be encouraged to actively engage with the Wikimedia projects, share knowledge, and collaborate to further the movement's goals.


  • Introduction to Wikimedia for the Public:

This session was tailored for the general public to familiarize them with the Wikimedia movement, its core values, and its various projects. Attendees gained insights into the world of collaborative knowledge creation and sharing. User:Akhilan led the session.

Delving into the future, this session explored the Wikimedia Movement's long-term strategy, focusing on its goals and aspirations for the year 2030. Participants discussed how to align efforts to achieve a more inclusive and accessible knowledge ecosystem.

Learn about Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free media files, and how it supports the availability of valuable multimedia resources for the global community.

  • Wikidata Lexemes: Advancing Linguistic Knowledge:User:Vis M

An enlightening talk on Wikidata Lexemes, focused on its significance in advancing linguistic knowledge and resources.

SchoolWiki was launched in 2009 to foster a culture of collaborative learning among students. The website currently features details of over 15,000 schools through SchoolWiki is a great achievement. SchoolWiki was launched in 2009 to foster a culture of collaborative learning among students. The website currently features details of over 15,000 schools in Kerala and gives a bird’s eye view of the schools’ elementary data, historical references, infrastructure, renowned Alumni, School websites etc. News report

  • Photo Walk at Thiruvananthapuram:

Immerse yourself in the picturesque landscapes and vibrant culture of Thiruvananthapuram during a captivating photo walk. Participants had an opportunity to capture and contribute images to Wikimedia Commons, enriching the repository of freely available media.

Event page[edit]

Related program page on mlwp: ml:വിക്കിപീഡിയ:ഫ്രീഡം ഫെസ്റ്റ് 2023