On behalf of the Wikimedia India chapter, I would like to
sincerely thank everyone who helped this initiative.
The job is not complete and the portals still need lots of tweaking and
If the efforts of Naveen are left unmentioned, it would be very unfair.
The Wikimedia Project Gateways is essentially the brain child and one of
the dream projects of our Secretary, Naveen Francis.
I am sure he wouldn't allow me to tell it here if asked, but I have to
confess that Naveen had even invested lots of his personal money in
obtaining the domains too.
His efforts in getting this work done is really applaudable.
Thank you, Naveen & everyone.
We sincerely hope that you will find these portals useful and informative.
Wikimedia India Chapter
On 2/3/2012 8:18 AM, Naveen Francis wrote:
We are pleased to formally announce the launch of the following new
Wikimedia India Portals:
http://wikimedia.in/- The new landing page will be the gateway to the
various Project pages and Wikis.
http://wiki.wikimedia.in <http://wiki.wikimedia.in/>The public wiki is
now revamped with an all-new look and lots of information. Feel free
to add more information to the wikis.
http://members.wikimedia.in <http://members.wikimedia.in/>Wiki for
India Chapter Members
http://blog.wikimedia.in/Wikimedia India Blog - to post a blog,
contact Arjuna Rao Chavala or Tinu Cherian
We are pleased to introduce the following new Wikimedia Project
gateways for the various Indic languages:
The planned landing page for http://wikipedia.in is available here
Efforts are currently underway to obtain control of a few more
important domains and announcements will be made as and when we get
them. We sincerely believe this initiative will help drive more
traffic to Indic language Wikimedia Projects.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Wikimedia CH /
Switzerland Chapter and Manuel Schneider (Wikimedia CH / Switzerland)
for hosting our websites and portals at no cost.
A number of people need to be thanked, who helped in the this initiative.
Rajesh K Oayanchal who designed the portals and Jyothis E who gave
his webspace for the testing purposes. Anirudh, Noopur Raval, ,Surya,
Radhakrishna, Omshivaprakash, Debanjan, Saroj, Swaroop, Abhishek
Suryawanshi and others have helped in translations .
Tanvir Rahman , Tinu Cherian and Arun Ram helped in revamping the
We hope that you will find these portals useful and informative.
Please do get back to us with your feedback and suggestions.
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