On the eve of 11 years of sharing the sum of all knowledge with world netizens, Hyderabad Wikipedians celebrated 11th birthday of Wikipedia at the office of Wikipedian Rajasekhar in Domalguda, Hyderabad. CBRAo who presided the meeting said that while Encyclopaedia of Britannica is a paid service, Wikipedia with it's vast knowledge pages is totally free to all the citizens of the world and one should encourage such institutions. CBRao told the audience that Wikipedia gives quick, vast amount of knowledge which is mostly reliable that is written and verified by several Wikipedians. Rahimanuddin explained about the objectives of Wiki and also the contents of first page of Wiki. Another Wikipedian Veeven told about search techniques to extract info from Wiki; how to register for wiki; what can be written in Wiki and which is not a material for wiki. He further demonstrated how Telugu can be seen and used in mobile phones. Though Wikipedia Wikimedia foundation application software could not be demonstrated, it's use in Android based phones was explained. The advantages which an user gets were well presented by Veeven.
On this occassion a call centre for direct help in using wikipedia was declared opened by Wikipedian rajasekhar. Any one needing help or any clarification regarding use of, how to write in Wikipedia can contact him through his Cell no: 9246376622. Latter the names of wikipedians who did highest number of edits either to articles or non articles in Telugu were announced. The complete list can be seen at http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3f/Telugu_Wikipedia_-_Overview2011.pdf Rajasekhar stood highest with 12411 edits of Wiki articles during the year 2011. Wikipedians Veeven and CBRao stood in top 10 non article editors. These three Wikipedians were presented gift coupons for e-books which were sponsored by kinige.com. Outstation, outstanding Wikipedians will be presented gift coupons for their valuable service through e-mail.Wikipedian CBRao announced a programme "Wiki loves monuments" for amatuer photographers. Historical monuments abound Hyderabad and Secunderabad. He further said that a photo tour to these historical monuments will be conducted to amatuer photogrphers and after a photo evaluation by judges prizes will be given to best photos and selected photos will be uploaded to Wikipedia. Veeven replied to the several questions regarding use of Wikipedia that are posed by audience. Rajasekhar and Rahimanuddin helped those people who are desiorous of registering in Wikipedia.How editors are encouraged by Tamil Wikipedia? This was explained clearly by Tamil Wikipedian Ravishankar, who further told some of the highlights of Tamil Wiki. Rahimanuddin proposed vote of thanks. Another highlight of the meeting is virtual participation of Wikimedia India President Arjunarao C from Bengaluru and another outstanding Wikipedian T.Sujatha from Chennai, in the meeting. The photos of the event can be seen at the link given below. https://picasaweb.google.com/115779731434350218592/WikiBirthdayCelebration2012HyderabadMeeting# cbrao Hyderabad. -- This mail might have been sent to you in Telugu language. If you are unable to see Telugu, Go to VIEW---> select ENCODING--->click UNICODE (UTF-8). For writing in Telugu, use http://lekhini.org/index.html Follow me on twitter at http://twitter.com/cbraoin My blogs in Telugu at http://paradarsi.wordpress.com/ http://deeptidhaara.blogspot.com/
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