Couldn't agree more, Ravi.  Well done, folks!
Hisham Mundol
India Programs - Wikimedia Foundation
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On Apr 8, 2011, at 10:52 AM, Ravishankar wrote:

> Hi
> Someone should help create a template to keep congratulating ml wikimedians :)
> Ravi
> On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 7:06 AM, CherianTinu Abraham <> 
> wrote:
> The Hindu : "Malayalam Wiki all set to expand database"
> The Malayalam Wiki is on a roll. After winning accolades for its innovative 
> endeavours, the Malayalam Wiki continues to hog the limelight with its latest 
> project titled, ‘Malayalam Wikimediayaye Snehikkunnu' (Malayalam loves 
> Wikimedia).
> Inspired by the resounding success of Wiki projects elsewhere—like ‘London 
> loves Wikimedia'—the new Malayalam Wiki project seeks to expand the Malayalam 
> Wiki repositories of free-to-access and use knowledge by adding 
> copyright-free news and feature photographs concerning Malayalam users. 
> “During the two-week project period between April 2 and April 17, we intend 
> to sensitise Malayalam Wiki contributors and users to enrich Malayalam Wiki 
> ventures by contributing free-to-use photographs. Despite boasting over 
> 17,000 articles on a variety of topics, the Malayalam Wiki can't claim to 
> have many copyright-free pictures. Hence the project,” maintains Shiju Alex, 
> Malayalam Wiki activist and coordinator.
> The timing of the project couldn't have been any better, given the 
> forthcoming assembly polls. “This is the time you get to photograph the 
> State's prominent political personalities. We have articles on many of them, 
> but most of their available photographs are copyrighted,” he says. Four days 
> into the project, over 400 free-to-use photographs have been generated by 
> Malayalam Wiki users across the globe and uploaded into 
> and
> Besides political leaders, the project seeks to obtain copyright-free 
> photographs of places of historical significance; monuments; institutions of 
> governance including local bodies; noted personalities in the State's social 
> and cultural spheres as part of the project. “The two-week project period is 
> just a token observance. The exercise is sure to stay on further,” says Mr. 
> Alex. Contributors are encouraged to provide material besides additional 
> information pertaining to the photographs they upload. They have also been 
> asked to give, if possible, the geo-coding (on-map location coordinates) of 
> the photographs. An FAQ on the objectives and mode of implementation of the 
> project is available on the Malayalam Wiki page announcing it. A help mail, 
>, has also been set up to field queries. Wiki activists Rajesh 
> Odayanchal and Ajay Kuyiloor have designed a unique logo and advertisement 
> for the project.
> Regards
> Tinu Cherian 
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