Great to know this. Thanks for everyone Manian, Mahir, Paridhimathi, 
Ravichandar, Theni.Subramani, and Srikanth for making this event a success. I'm 
pretty impressed with the attendance given that the event happened on Pongal 
day!

சென்னை நிகழ்வை ஒருங்கிணைத்து நடத்திய மணியன், மாகிர், பரிதிமதி, இரவிச்சந்தர், 
சிரீகாந்து மற்றும் அனைவருக்கும் வாழ்த்துகள். தேனி.சுப்பிரமணியின் தமிழ் 
விக்கிப்பீடியா நூல் நல்ல வரவேற்பைப் பெருமென நம்புகிறேன்.

- சுந்தர்
 "That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium for 
the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted."
- George Boole, quoted in Iverson's Turing Award Lecture




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From: Srikanth Lakshmanan <srik....@gmail.com>
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Sent: Sun, January 16, 2011 10:05:10 AM
Subject: [Wikimediaindia-l] Chennai Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Celebrations -- 
Summary

Hi all,

The tenth anniversary of Wikipedia was celebrated at Madras Institute of 
Technology, Chennai. It was attended by ~70 people including English,Tamil and 
Malayalam Wikipedians. The event started with a cake cutting ceremony. 
Ravichandar spoke about English wikipedia. Mahir spoke about Tamil 
Wikipedia,Wikinews and Wiktionary. A book "Tamil Wikipedia"(in Tamil) written 
by 
Tamil wikipedian and writer Theni.M.Subramani was released by Badri 
Sheshadri(Publisher,New Horizon Media). Badri then spoke about 
Wikipedia,importance of language wikipedia and how books like the one released 
is essential in reaching out to masses. There were discussions and then there 
was a live chat with Jimmy wales over Skype.

I would like to thank CSMIT for providing the venue, Wikimedia Foundation for 
the merchandise and Manian for the cake.

I would also like to thank Manian / Ravishankar (Parithimathi) / Mahir / 
Ravichandar for making this event happen.

I would get all the pictures into one place in commons and post the same. There 
is a video of the book release / Jimmy chat is available here[1]

[1] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JFpkx3iEw8

Regards
Srikanth.L
http://srik.me
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