Hi all, I am very glad to inform you that the first ever wiki marathon of telugu wikipedia took place in Hyderabad this Sunday. This was intended to encourage more people to join the community. Also, very soon Te-wiki would reach the 50k article mark and this event has boosted us to work more nearer to reaching it. About a 50 new articles were created in the stipulated time and many existing articles were improved. Telugu wikipedia has been notorious for having mostly 2 lined articles. Now we are trying to expand the existing ones with references taken from local newspapers and citations from books. Also, we at tewiki team are trying to bring out a printed book carrying selected articles from tewiki for the benefit of people out of reach of internet.
I thanks Arjuna Rao, Veeven, Kasyap, C.B.Rao, Chakravarthy and all others for participating and making this first wiki marathon fruitful. We are planning to organise one such marathon every month to encourage more people to join wikipedia. With thanks and Regards Rahimanuddin Shaik నాని
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