Wow! Didn't realize so much had happened till I saw it all in one place.
Thanks, Arun.

Also extending my wishes for a happy new year to all - and thank you for the
generosity, collegiality and support you have offered me.

[?]Toasting all wikimedians,
Bishakha

On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 4:21 PM, Arun Ramarathnam <arunra...@gmail.com>wrote:

> Dear Wikimedians,
>
>  *Happy New Year*
>
> *[image: ny2011.JPG]
> *
>
> ****
>
> *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/>
> . *
>
> *
> *
>
> *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.*
>
> *
> *
>
> *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
>    *
>    - *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.
>    *
>
> *
> *
>
> ***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.*
>
> *
> *
>
> **
> *
> *
> *Tenth Anniversary Celebrations in India*
> *
> *
> *
> 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.
>
> *
> *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>
> .*
>
> *
> *
>
> 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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