Hi Everyone,

*Update on Wiki11 Pune Meet up:*

On behalf of Pune Community and Pune chapter, we celebrated the 11th
Anniversary of Wikipedia and the 1st Anniversary of India Chapter at
Jnyan Prabodhini, Pune. We started the session with the introduction
by Chapter Marathi SIG (Special Interest Group) followed by Chapter
briefing by EC Member Sudhanwa Jogalekar. Pune SIG lead Mandar
Kulkarni shared a presentation of Marathi Wikipedia which included the
history and the journey of Marathi Wikipedia. The presentation also
explained the common mistakes made by users during editing. The
details statistics of no. of pages, no. of users, no. of articles
since last 6 years and where we stand now was explained in details.

Being Makar Sankranti, as per the Indian tradition we gave Til Gul
(sweets made of sesame & jaggery) to all the participants including
the refreshments. (Please note that for next many decades, Makar
Sankranti is going to be on 15th January only and we will have same
opportunity to celebrate the Wikipedia Anniversary on the day of Makar

The next session was handled by senior editors of Wikipedia by
coaching the members in actual wiki academy in the lab. All the new
users created their login accounts and started editing in the
articles. This was very interesting as many members were new to this
would and finding some challenges in tying in Marathi. Some of the
members created new articles and also linked them to English
Wikipedia. Overall, it was a great learning experience for all of us.

*Next Steps:*

1.  In the coming months, we have planned number of wiki academies in
English and in Marathi at various places all over Pune.

2. We are also proposing to have one interesting session during our
monthly meet on every 2nd Saturday.

Best regards,
Mandar Kulkarni and other Wikipuneris.

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