Great story again..Thanks Tinu for sharing..

On 6 June 2011 16:41, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <rsrikant...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Great news. Congrats guys, do add it to the wikimedia.in wiki
>
> Sent from my Motorola L9. Please excuse spelling errors.
>
> On Jun 6, 2011 3:33 PM, "Srikeit" <srik...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Another mention. This one is in the Sakaal Times and has the pic of the
> Campus Ambassadors.
>
> *Sakaal Times :  Wiki zeroes in on Pune for India pilot programme*
>
> *Epaper view:*
> http://epaper.sakaaltimes.com/SakaalTimes/6Jun2011/Enlarge/page2.htm
>
> *Web view:*
> http://www.sakaaltimes.com/SakaalTimesBeta/20110606/4854309928818006706.htm
>
>
> *PUNE*: Wikipedia is all set to roll out its ‘India education programme’
> in the country with Pune being chosen as preferred location for pilot
> launch.
>
> A group of  22 volunteers, referred as ‘campus ambassadors,’ completed
> their formal training here on Sunday and will be reaching out to local
> campuses beginning from coming academic year.
>
> The world’s largest online encyclopaedia is of the view that information
> about India and those contributed from Indians is not adequately represented
> on Wikipedia, and filling this void is the main aim behind this initiative.
> To achieve this, Wikipedia has planned to rope in academic community,
> involving college teachers and students, who will be contributing in terms
> of rich contents with the support from 'campus ambassadors'.
>
> “College students undergo lot of written assignments, some of which would
> be replaced by writing articles for Wikipedia. To this end, we will work
> with professors and teachers through campus ambassadors to identify
> potential articles on Wikipedia that can be created or improved through
> classwork,” said *Frank Schulenburg*, head of Public Outreach of
> Wikimedia, a nonprofit organisation that operates Wikipedia.
>
> To a query, he said that Pune is one of the vital educational hub in India,
> making it an ideal place to engage a diverse group of  campus ambassadors,
> and hence chosen for pilot launch.
>
>  A mix of students as well as young and experienced professionals comprises
> group of 22 ‘campus ambassadors,’ some of which are based in Pune while
> others hail from different cities across India.
>
> These volunteers will provide face-to-face support to students on how to
> edit Wikipedia, work with teachers to incorporate Wikipedia assignments into
> classrooms, help recruit new contributors on campuses, and participate in
> real life activities in support of 'free knowledge'.
>
> *Hishan Mundol*, who is leading 'India education programme' told Sakal
> Times that several leading educational institutions from in and around Pune
> have shown deep interest in becoming the part of Wikipedia initiative.
>
> “India education programme is going to benefit immensely students and
> institutions alike. While student will hone skills like research, critical
> thinking, writing and collaboration due to Wikipedia initiative,
> institutions will achieve academic excellence to stand out from others,” he
> told Sakal Times.
>
> *Ram Yadav*, an IT professional and Sagar Makode, who is pursuing MBA from
> University of Pune, both who are  campus ambassadors,  felt that
> volunteering for ‘India education programme’ was something returning to
> Wikipedia, which has been freely sharing in the sum of all knowledge.
>
> BRIDGING GAP
> The online encyclopaedia is of the view that info about India and that
> contributed from Indians is not adequately represented on Wikipedia. It
> wants to fill this void through this initiative.
>  <http://epaper.sakaaltimes.com/SakaalTimes/6Jun2011/Enlarge/page2.htm>
>
>
> Regards
>
> On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 1:14 PM, CherianTinu Abraham <tinucher...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> >
>> > The Hindu : "Wikimedia Foundation launches Campus Ambassadors Program in
>> Pune"
>> > http://www.theh...
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