Dear all,

Greetings from Wikimedia India !
 Organisational Updates

*12A status*
Income tax department has responded to our income tax exemption (12A
registration) application and requested for additional information. Arjuna
Rao Chavala along with Chapter Consultant Mr MN Rao met with IT authorities
and clarified how the Chapter activities are charitable. As IT authorities
could not be convinced fully, it is decided to withdraw the application and
reapply at a later date.

Election rules were approved by the EC. Election Committee consisting of Mr
Gautam John and Mr Balasundara Raman were appointed.

Membership as of 31 July, 2012 is 100.

Donations till date for the current FY is Rs 100/-

*Internet Relay Chat(IRCs):*
IRC on Elections was organised by Gautam and Sundar along with EC on 30
July 2012

*Board Meetings:*
Board had one phone conference in July.

*WikiConference 2011*
Accounts are submitted to Auditor. We expect Audit report in couple of

 Community & Special Interest Groups


   - "The Fifth Elephant <>",Conference on the
   big data ecosystem, 27 & 28 July 2012, Bangalore - Wikimedia Chapter
   participated as Partner and had a stall in the Exhibition. Several visitors
   learnt about Wikimedia and few of them signed up for membership

*Upcoming Events*

   - 6 Aug 2012, Wiki Academy at Dravidian Univ, Kuppam.

A round-up of Wikimedia events, academies and initiatives around the nation
are updated here <>.
Media Coverage

Media Coverage on Wikimedia India and Wikipedia is updated
 Grants Funded

   - Kannada Wikipedia Anniversary

We look forward to your continued support and active participation.

On behalf of Wikimedia Chapter (India)
Naveen Francis
Secretary, Wikimedia India Chapter
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