Dear Manoj, this is a great initiative and others language communities
should try emulate the same to encourage more contributors and content.

Moksh Juneja

On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 11:37 PM, manoj k <>wrote:

> Dear friends,
> New year wishes to all.
> Wikisource project, a project of Wikimedia foundation is celebrating its
> tenth anniversary. As a part of the decennary celebrations, the
> Wikisource projects in various languages all over the world are conducting
> competitions that enrich their contents including but not limited to proof
> -reading and digitization. Being a part of it, Wikisource's Malayalam
> version - Wiki Grandhasala community, a voluntary unit engaged in
> collecting and digitizing  valuable Malayalam books of yesteryears, is
> organizing a digitization (Typing & Proofreading) competition, along with
> various Government as well as Non-Government establishments and other
> voluntary organisations with similar interests like Kerala Sahithya
> Academy, IT@ school Project,  Swathanthra Malayalam Computing and Center
> for  Internet and Society (CIS-A2K) under the banner of  Malayalam Wiki
> community.. This digitisation competition is being conducted as a part of
> an effort that collects Malayalam Books whose copyright date has expired in
> digital form (in unicode format) preserving the content and makig them more
> accessible and popular. The competition lasts for a month, starting on
> January 1, 2014 and ending on Jan 31, 2014. The competition focuses
> especially individuals and schools and includes some attractive prizes
> including E-book readers, Tablets and selected books for those who lead
> the scoreboard. In this competition, books that was recently released by
> Kerala Sahithya Academy to its public collection will be digitised.
> Details of the competition;There are two specific competitions
> *Competition for individuals:-*
> This competition is for the general public. It includes typing and
> proofreading of selected books. The main aim is to attract people who are
> active in social media into Wiki Grandhasala activities. Those who wish
> to participate in this competition should register before January 31st
> 2014. Here are the pages which are to be typed in as part of this
> competition.
> *Competition for schools:-*
> Presently many student groups, through the IT Cell of their respective
> schools, participate actively in the Wiki Grandhasala effort. This
> version of the competition aims to increase the participation of such
> student groups. The idea is to inculcate more love for their mother tongue
> among the students. The process also aims at providing awareness out aboutsuch
> collaborative activities, getting them interested in computer related
> areas, specifically Language Computing. Scanned copies of books that are
> in public domain will be made available to the respective schools. Under
> the supervision of  IT@school coordinators  of each school, students have
> to type them and proof read, which will be added to Wiki Grandhasala.
> The prizes (like E-book readers, Portable scanners) are sponsored by
> Center for Internet and Society, Kerala Sahithya Academy and Swathanthra
> Malayalam Computing. Also, certificates will be awarded to all students
> who participate in the school level competition and IT@school coordinators
> ,  for their coordination activities.
> Those who wish to sponsor more prizes, and those who wish to makescanned/hard 
> copiesbooks in
> the public domain availale to Wiki Grandhasala can contact
> Project Page:
> Facebook event page:
> Score Bord :
> For Malayalam Wikisource Community
> Manoj.K/മനോജ്.കെ
> General Convener, Malayalam Wikisource Digitization Contest 2014
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