Dear Wikimedians,

 *Happy New Year*

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*Wish you and your family a Very Happy and exciting 2011!***



*2010 It has been quite a year for Wikipedia and Wikimedia in
India<http://wikimedia.in/>
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*It was a year that saw at least 31  Wikipedia community meetups in 9
cities<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/India>.
Indian cities Ahmedabad, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata & Mumbai has their
first meetups (first documented meetups!). It was a year that saw good
participation from Indian
wikipedians<http://wikimania2010.wikimedia.org/wiki/Attendees> at
Wikimania (Gdansk) and the chapters meeting at
Berlin<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chapters_meeting_2010/Participants>.
It was a year that saw the first ever India community news
letter<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_India_Community_Newsletter_2010_September.pdf>
and
an offline CD <http://thottingal.in/blog/2010/04/17/mlwikioncd/>. It was a
year that saw the first Indian join the Board of
Trustees<http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/Bishakha_Datta_to_join_Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_of_Trustees>
and
an Indian wikipedian getting elected as
Steward.<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Stewards/elections_2010/votes/Jyothis>
It
was a year that saw the Foundation announce their focus of
India<http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/foundation/d/db/Wikimedia_Five-Year_Targets.pdf>
as
a geography to grow Wikipedia. It was a year that saw the Foundation approve
an India chapter
formally<http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Approval_of_Wikimedia_India>
, MOA getting 
finalized<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_India/MoA-ChapComVer>
and
the launch of the Wikimedia.in website <http://wikimedia.in/> They year also
saw many visits from the foundation - Jimmy
Wales<http://onlygizmos.com/wikipedia-meetup-mumbai-with-jimmy-wales-interview/2010/11/>
, Erik 
Möller<http://www.mid-day.com/news/2010/dec/131210-Erik-Moller-Wikipedia-Pune.htm>
, Danese Cooper, Alolita
Sharma<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bangalore_Wikimeetup23_1617.jpg>,
and Barry Newstead<http://www.hindu.com/2010/09/25/stories/2010092551100200.htm>
visited
many cities in India.*

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*It was also a year of many project
milestones<http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_News>
: **(source News on Meta).*


   - *Gujarati 
Wikipedia<http://gu.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%AA%AE%E0%AB%81%E0%AA%96%E0%AA%AA%E0%AB%83%E0%AA%B7%E0%AB%8D%E0%AA%A0>
reached
   15,000 articles (June 7)*
   - ***Marathi
Wikipedia<http://mr.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%A4%AE%E0%A5%81%E0%A4%96%E0%A4%AA%E0%A5%83%E0%A4%B7%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%A0>
has
   reached 30,000 articles (Jul 2)*
   - *Urdu 
Wikipedia<http://ur.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%B5%D9%81%D8%AD%DB%81_%D8%A7%D9%88%D9%84>
crossed
   15,000 articles (Oct 31)*
   - *Malayalam
wikipedia<http://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%B4%AA%E0%B5%8D%E0%B4%B0%E0%B4%A7%E0%B4%BE%E0%B4%A8_%E0%B4%A4%E0%B4%BE%E0%B5%BE>
cross
   15,000 articles (Nov 9)*
   - *Malayalam
Wiktionary<http://ml.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E0%B4%B5%E0%B4%BF%E0%B4%95%E0%B5%8D%E0%B4%95%E0%B4%BF%E0%B4%A8%E0%B4%BF%E0%B4%98%E0%B4%A3%E0%B5%8D%E0%B4%9F%E0%B5%81:Main_Page>
has
   reached 60,000 entries (Aug 4).   *
   - *Tamil 
Wikipedia<http://ta.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%AE%AE%E0%AF%81%E0%AE%A4%E0%AE%B1%E0%AF%8D_%E0%AE%AA%E0%AE%95%E0%AF%8D%E0%AE%95%E0%AE%AE%E0%AF%8D>crossed
25,000 articles
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   - *Tamil 
Wiktionary<http://ta.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E0%AE%AE%E0%AF%81%E0%AE%A4%E0%AE%B1%E0%AF%8D_%E0%AE%AA%E0%AE%95%E0%AF%8D%E0%AE%95%E0%AE%AE%E0%AF%8D>entered
the top-ten with 1,90,000+ entries.
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***2010 surely has been an eventful year for Wikimedia in India!*

Thanks to all Wikimedians in India on behalf of the India chapter team, for
their numerous initiatives, projects and support in 2010.

*We look forward to working with all Wikimedians to make 2011 another
successful year.*

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*Tenth Anniversary Celebrations in India*
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Guess how many Indian cities are celebrating the Tenth Wikipedia
anniversary?
More than 10 cities, As of latest count it is 17!!! That covers 10 states in
India.

7 cities added to the celebration list in the last 48 hours.

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*The latest additions being:*

   - *Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)*
   - *Dombivli (Maharashtra)*
   - *Kharagpur (West Bengal)*
   - *Jalandar (Punjab)*
   - *New Delhi *
   - *Ghaziabad (Uttar pradesh)*
   - *Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh)*

*For a complete list of Indian cities or to volunteer help for the tenth
anniversary, see  the Tenth Anniversary India coordination
page<http://wikimedia.in/wiki/Ten>
.*

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We have another 19 states where we could potentially have celebrations! Send
an email if you know a volunteer in any of those states.

*
*Regards

Arun


Arun Ramarathnam
On behalf of the Wikimedia India chapter

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