Great to see the combination of vivid age range !!!!

Congratulations to all of you. Good luck ahead.

On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 6:48 PM, Arjuna Rao Chavala <>wrote:

> Dear Members and Community,
> At the outset, on behalf of Wikimedia India Executive Committee for
> 2011-12, I would like to thank you all for the support for the Chapter
> during the past year, as we strived hard to complete the boot strapping
> phase of the Chapter. I am glad to report that the boot strapping phase is
> now complete, as the Chapter is financially healthy, staffed and has
> conducted AGM and Elections for EC vacancies successfully, apart from
> spearheading Wiki Academy events and partnerships with various
> stakeholders. I would like to place on record my thanks to all co-founders
> and EC team members,volunteers from members and community, Achal, Bishakha,
> WMF staff,WMF board members, Manuel Schneider and partners and consultants
> for all the contributions and support towards reaching this important
> milestone.
> Recently we had inducted the newly elected EC members with an EC induction
> program at Bangalore. As part of it, we have completed the office bearer
> elections for the 2012-13. I would like to introduce the new team that has
> taken charge.
>  Sudhanwa Jogalekar
> [image: Sudhanwa Jogalekar] <>
> Sudhanwa Jogalekar is an IT professional with expertise in Information
> security, system administration, IT infrastructure management etc with over
> 27 years experience in the industry. He is an Electrical Engineer from
> College Of Engineering, Pune with 2 additional management degrees and a
> professional certification of ISO 27001 Lead Auditor. He has done many
> projects for corporates, SMEs and Academic Institutions for IT
> infrastructure, Information Security, E-learning etc.
> He is a well known FOSS evangelist in India and has been promoting FOSS
> for the last 13 years. He has been co-ordinating PLUG (Pune GNU/Linux Users
> Group) for many years and conducting workshops, seminars, trainings
> in/around Pune and other places across India. He has contributed to Indic
> computing activities (Marathi/Devanagari). He has released a Marathi font
> family for free.
> He is active on various technical and non-technical groups and helped
> promote Wikimedia projects. He has organised a complete track on Wikipedia
> activites in GNUNIFY 2011. Apart from organising various events and
> activities related to Wikimedia(like launch of Marathi Wikisource,
> participating in CMDA expo etc.), he also co-ordinates regular meetups of
> Wikipedians in Pune (WikiPuneri).
> Being a photographer he is involved with various photographers groups and
> is active in Photographic society of Pune.
> He is elected to the Executive Committee in September 2011 and served as
> Chair of City/Language SIGs till Oct 2012. He is elected as *President*in Oct 
> 2012.
>    - More details available on his website
>    - Email: sudhanwa [at]
>    - Wikimedia username: sudhanwa
>    - Twitter: @sudhanwa <>
>    - Facebook:
>  Karthik Nadar
> [image: Karthik Nadar] <>
> Karthik Nadar is a final year B.Com student from Mumbai, specializing in
> Banking, financing, accounting and insurance. He started his contributions
> to English Wikipedia in mid 2010 and became very active from the following
> year. In English Wikipedia, Karthik has more than 18K edits and so far has
> contributed for 10 Good articles. Started working on Indian film related
> articles, he later on ventured on into political, India and Mumbai related
> articles. Karthik is autoreviewer, rollbacker and filemover on the English
> Wikipedia. He also serves as coordinator for WikiProject Mumbai. Karthik is
> also active on Wikimedia Commons, where he has uploaded hundreds of images
> and has an edit count of 1,250. He has fixed some small templates and
> layout issues on Tamil Wikipedia and contributed few articles in Hindi
> Wikipedia.
> In 2011, he was featured on Wikimedia Fundraising 
> banners<>.
> Subsequently he became active in Wikipedia Mumbai community and contributed
> towards organizing second Photo-thon in Mumbai and few other events. He
> volunteered to be part of core team for organising "Wiki Loves Monuments
> 2012 in India" and played a key role along with Naveen Francis in making it
> a success.
> He is elected to the Executive Committee during September 2012 and current
> serves as the *Secretary*.
> Apart from his contributions to Wikimedia Movement, he is an aspiring
> photo journalist and a passionate drummer.
>    - Wikimedia username: Karthikndr
>    - Email: Karthikndr[image:  at ]
>    - Twitter: @Karthikndr <>
>    - Facebook:
>  Anirudh Singh Bhati
> [image: Anirudh Singh Bhati] <>
> Anirudh Singh Bhati is a technology lawyer based in Ahmedabad.
> He is a contributor to Wikimedia projects since January 2006 and is mostly
> active on the English Wikipedia project where he is also an administrator.
> He is one of the founding members of Wikimedia Chapter (India).
> He currently serves as the *Treasurer*.
>    - Wikimedia: Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington
>    - Facebook:
>    - LinkedIN:
>    - Email: anirudh[image:  at ]
>  Nikita Belavate
> [image: Nikita Belavate] <>
> Nikita Belavate is a pre-final year student of 5 year M-tech Integrated
> degree in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. She is based in Mumbai.
> She attended 'Wiki-Conference India' held in Nov-2011, which gave her the
> exposure to Wikipedia Community at large. She was inspired by the event and
> became active English Wikipedian in December 2011. She helped conduct
> meetups, photo-walks and outreach sessions in Mumbai. Her interests include
> encouraging and improving women participation in Wikipedia and other
> projects.
> She is elected to the Executive committee in Sep 2012 and is the first
> female Executive Committee Member to serve on board of 'Wikimedia India'.
> She currently serves as *Member*
>    - Wikimedia User Handle: Nikita
>    - Email:[at]wikimedia[dot]in
>    - Facebook: nikitabelavate <>
>  Pranav
> [image: Pranav] <>
> Pranav is a Consultant in the field of Marketing Management based in
> Mumbai and currently works with a Social Media firm.. He has been
> associated with the Wikimedia Movement since 2006 as an editor and image
> contributor. He holds a B.Com degree from the University of Mumbai and an
> MBA from Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow. Pranav served as the
> Chairman of the Organising Committee for WikiConference India 2011 (WCI)
> organised jointly by Wikimedia Mumbai Community and Wikimedia India, with
> active involvment of 11 teams consisting of over 50 volunteers. He was
> granted a Fellowship from the Wikimedia Foundation for this task. Apart
> from WCI, Pranav has been one of the few Wikipedians instrumental in
> hosting of several community Meetups, Photowalks, Workshops and Academies
> in Mumbai.
> He is the first person to sign up as a member of Wikimedia Chapter using
> electronic funds transfer of membership fees. In September 2012, Pranav was
> elected to the Executive Committee of Wikimedia chapter and currently
> serves as *Member*. In addition to this he devotes time to other
> charitable/philanthropic activities as well,serving as a Member of the
> Board of Trustees of four Mumbai based Public Charitable Trusts which
> operate in Health, Education and other functional areas.
> Twitter: @Curumsey
> Email: pranav [at] wikimedia [dot] in
>  Srikanth Ramakrishnan
> [image: Srikanth Ramakrishnan]<>
> Srikanth Ramakrishnan is a 20-year old student based out of Coimbatore,
> Chennai and Bangalore. He has been a contributor to the English Wikipedia
> since 2005 and has been a regular at Bangalore meetups since 2009. He has
> also held various outreach sessions across Tamil Nadu. On Wikipedia, his
> primary interests include editing transport, Indian economy, JAVA
> programming area articles.
> He is elected to Wikimedia India Executive Committee in Sep 2012 and
> currently serves as a *Member*.
>    - Wikimedia: User:Rsrikanth05, en-wiki User 
> page<>
>    - Email: srik.ramk[image:  at ]
>  Viswa Prabha
> [image: Viswa Prabha] <>
> Viswanathan Prabhakaran is an engineer, project manager and technology
> consultant by profession. After acquiring his B.Tech. in Electrical
> Engineering from the Government Engineering college, Thrissur in 1986, he
> initiated his career in computer industry. Keeping pace with the rapid
> evolution of technology, he has aligned his career path with industrial
> automation, communications, laboratory science etc. finally culminating
> into advanced biomedical engineering.
> He has travelled extensively both within and outside India and has lived
> and worked with a vast mixture of cultures and communities. He is elected
> to Wikimedia India EC in Sep 2012 and currently serves as a *Member*
> At present, he is living in his home town in Kerala, occasionally
> travelling, spending most of his time voluntarily for social causes and the
> Wikipedia movement.
>    - E-Mail: viswaprabha [at]
>    - Wikipedia+: User: ViswaPrabha
> We are confident that under the new EC's leadership Wikimedia Movement and
> Chapter in India will grow to greater heights in the year to come. We
> request you all to extend the support and actively engage with Wikimedia
> India to achieve the vision of sharing free knowledge with every one for
> building a Knowledge Society.
> Please join me in wishing the new team all success.
> Cheers
> Arjuna Rao Chavala
> President,Wikimedia India
> Jan 2011 - Oct 2012
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