It's a nice article: simple, informative and with a call-to-action. Thanks,
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On Apr 17, 2011, at 7:40 AM, CherianTinu Abraham wrote:
> The Telegraph , Calcutta : "Regional Wiki"
> Wikipedia may be one of the most popular websites in the world, but few know
> that it can be accessed in 270 languages, including 20 Indian ones.
> Wiki Bangla has been around since January 2004, but with little awareness
> about its existence there have been few contributors. A workshop and
> brainstorming session was organised by NGO Sanhita along with Wikimedia
> Foundation at the Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre recently to
> introduce Bangla Wiki to academicians and NGOS and invite contributions on
> women’s right and gender-related issues.
> “The Bengali section of Wikipedia has hardly any information on women rights
> and laws. If we can enrich this section it will benefit many women in rural
> areas, especially those who are not conversant in English,” said Soma
> Sengupta, the director of Sanhita.
> Women’s rights activist Vishakha Dutta represented the Wikimedia Foundation.
> Professors of women studies departments of various colleges were encouraged
> to select students who can contribute for this section. Some of the
> participating colleges included Sreerampur Girls’ College, Basanti Devi
> College, Jaiprakash Institute, Lady Brabourne College and Shibnath Shastri
> Tinu Cherian
> P.S. The story is short, but I think it appears on the front page of TT
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