Way to go! Congrats everyone! :)

On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 4:44 PM, Subhashish Panigrahi
<psubhash...@gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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