My best wishes to the new team to meet the challenges and the totally changed environment. May you have great success in all that you do. Stay straight & true. Be wise. Be frugal. And most of all, lets still be a community of friends when your time is done.
Ashwin Baindur Your friendly neighbourhood Wikipedian (now in Kolkata) On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 6:48 PM, Arjuna Rao Chavala <arjunar...@gmail.com>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] <http://wiki.wikimedia.in/File:Sudhanwa1.JPG> >> >> 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 http://www.sudhanwa.com >> - Email: sudhanwa [at] wikimedia.in >> - Wikimedia username: sudhanwa >> - Twitter: @sudhanwa <http://twitter.com/sudhanwa> >> - Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sudhanwa.jogalekar >> >> Karthik Nadar >> [image: Karthik Nadar] <http://wiki.wikimedia.in/File:Karthik.jpg> >> >> 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<https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/L11_1212_WMUK_KarthikB/en>. >> 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 ]wikimedia.in >> - Twitter: @Karthikndr <http://twitter.com/karthikndr> >> - Facebook: fb.com/karthikndr >> >> Anirudh Singh Bhati >> [image: Anirudh Singh Bhati] <http://wiki.wikimedia.in/File:Anirudh.png> >> >> 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: http://en-gb.facebook.com/bhati >> - LinkedIN: http://in.linkedin.com/in/anirudhbhati >> - Email: anirudh[image: at ]wikimedia.in >> >> >> Nikita Belavate >> [image: Nikita Belavate] <http://wiki.wikimedia.in/File:Nikita.jpg> >> >> 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: nikita.sb[at]wikimedia[dot]in >> - Facebook: nikitabelavate <http://en-gb.facebook.com/nikitabelavate> >> >> Pranav >> [image: Pranav] <http://wiki.wikimedia.in/File:Pranav.jpg> >> >> 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]<http://wiki.wikimedia.in/File:SrikanthR.jpg> >> >> 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<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Rsrikanth05> >> - Email: srik.ramk[image: at ]wikimedia.in >> >> Viswa Prabha >> [image: Viswa Prabha] <http://wiki.wikimedia.in/File:Viswa.jpg> >> >> 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] wikimedia.in >> - 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 >> ------------------------------- >> PS: if you are replying, please take a moment to select only required to >> addresses, as it has been sent to multiple lists. >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimediaindia-l mailing list >> Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com >> To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >> >> > > > -- > Thanks > Arnav (ricku). > (User:Rangilo_Gujarati)<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Rangilo_Gujarati> > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > > -- Warm regards, Ashwin Baindur ------------------------------------------------------
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