Congratulations Pavanaja !

Regards
Tinu Cherian

On Sun, Mar 10, 2013 at 3:08 PM, noopur <noo...@cis-india.org> wrote:

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>
> Dear all,
>
> I take immense pleasure in (re)introducing Dr. U.B Pavanaja to the entire
> Wikimedia community! Dr. Pavanaja has joined the Access to Knowledge team
> at CIS as a consultant from March 4 onward. Those associated with Indian
> language computing and especially that in Kannada may know him already for
> having started the first Kannada website: Vishvakannada.com, the first
> Kannada online magazine, the first Indian language (Kannada) website to
> receive Golden Web Award, the first Indian language (Kannada) editor for
> Palm OS and many more firsts.
>
> Dr. Pavanaja holds a Master’s degree from Mysore University and Ph.D. from
> Mumbai University. He was a scientist at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,
> Mumbai, for about 15 years and has done advanced research in Taiwan. He
> resigned from BARC in 1997 and dedicated himself fully for the cause of
> Computer and Indian languages. You could read more about his contributions
> here <http://cis-india.org/openness/blog/pavanaja-profile.pdf>. Prior to
> this he has also worked at Microsoft Research Labs and has been a long time
> contributor to Kannada Wikipedia.
>
> We are very fortunate to have him on board. You can reach him at pavanaja
> [at] cis-india [dot] org. Please join me in welcoming him to our community
> :)
>
> Thank you,
>
> Noopur
>
>
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