This is great news!!
And on a perfect timing of the 10th Anniversary celebrations.


On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 12:44 PM, Arjuna Rao Chavala
<> wrote:
> Hello all,
> We are  very pleased to announce the successful registration of the
> Wikimedia Chapter vide  Registrar of Societies, Bangalore Urban District
> Certificate No: SOR/BLU/DR/1137/10-11 dt  03 Jan 2011.
> We have become a formal entity due to the untiring efforts of Wikipedians
> (in alphabetical order) Anirudh Bhati, Arjuna Rao Chavala, Arun Ramarathnam,
> Balasundararaman,  Gautam John, Hari Prasad Nadig, Srinivas Gunta for  over
> two long years with support from Achal Prabhala, Wikimedia Foundation
> Advisory Board member,  Bishakha Datta, Wikimedia Foundation Trustee and
> Barry Newstead, Chief Global Development Officer, Wikimedia Foundation.
> We would like to place on record the support by Centre for Internet and
> Society, Bangalore, specially its director, Sunil Abraham  for extending
> their office support for  chapter and community meetings  and registration
> support by its auditor Mr MN Rao.  The efforts of Gautam John  and Arun
> Ramarathnam in working with registration authorities are  appreciated.
> We are delighted with this development, as Wikimedians all over world are
> celebrating Wikipedia's Tenth anniversary  this week. We have over 60 events
> happening in India( At this
> juncture, we would like to commit ourselves to taking Wikimedia Movement to
> greater heights by engaging with Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedian community
> in India and  all Indians by working with special focus on  all Indian
> languages including English.
> With your active  participation and support, Chapter can play a key role in
> enabling access to free  knowledge to everyone. In  the next few weeks, you
> will hear more  actively from the Chapter on various initiatives. In the
> mean time, for any questions, please send a mail to executive committee
> mailing list
> Please  do check Wikimedia India website for further
> updates.
> Cheers
> On behalf of
> Wikimedia India Executive Committee,
> Arjuna Rao Chavala
> PS: Please help reduce the noise on the mailing list to the minimum by  not
> sending your appreciation remarks to the entire list and placing the same
> on announcement discussion page
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