What Bodhisattwa said. :)

   A.

On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 2:14 AM, Tito Dutta <trulyt...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I totally agree with Bodhisattwa. Thanks for all your works Ravi, and all
> the best. :)
>
> On 15 February 2016 at 17:53, Bodhisattwa Mandal <
> bodhisattwa.rg...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Only today I realised that Ravi is leaving WMIN as staff permanently. I
>> had a feeling that after the crisis is over, he will resume his post, but
>> looks like I was wrong.
>>
>> Ravi did a wonderful job for Wikimedia movement in India. User:Ravidreams
>> had a dream to bring together all Indian communities to and project as a
>> pan-Indian community and I was really hoping that it will happen in coming
>> few years. He brought together like minded fellow Wikimedians from
>> different parts of India in a simple Facebook chatgroup to execute
>> different pan-Indian projects and I can say, it was highly effective.
>> Important projects like WLF, OCR4Wikisource etc were completed this way and
>> WCI 2016 is underway. He also tried to help any community members who
>> sought for it even if there was financial constraints. He has a bad habit
>> of saying yes to all demands all the time and that was good for us, at
>> least me.
>>
>> I hope, we dont have to miss volunteer Ravidreams in Wikimedia movement.
>>
>> Best of luck,
>> Bodhisattwa
>> On Feb 7, 2016 12:39 PM, "Ravishankar Ayyakkannu" <
>> ravidre...@wikimedia.in> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Effective 01 February 2016, I have changed the nature of my engagement
>>> with Wikimedia India (WMIN) from staff to volunteer.
>>>
>>> I joined WMIN when the overall scene in the Indian Wikimedia movement
>>> was tumultuous. It wasn’t easy getting things back on track. In the last 16
>>> months, I hope I have succeeded in restoring the trust of all stakeholders
>>> including WMF, CIS-A2K, and the community. It was an honour to represent
>>> the movement in India, and I thank all who have helped me shoulder this
>>> responsibility. I know that I have played my part in empowering at least
>>> one Wikimedian to contribute more actively and nurturing at least one
>>> Wikimedia community. And that gives me immense satisfaction as I sign off
>>> as WMIN’s Program Director.
>>>
>>> At the moment, WMIN cannot hire or retain any staff until it gets FCRA
>>> permanent registration and succeeds in securing next grant. I hope to
>>> continue serving WMIN as a volunteer to the best of my abilities while it
>>> undergoes this transition.  I will also be contributing to various
>>> Wikimedia projects and events as usual in my capacity as a volunteer.
>>>
>>> I wish WMIN all the best and look forward to it playing a bigger role in
>>> the movement as it matures.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Ravi
>>>
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