Dear Community

In the Month of October, we were upgrading our server & testing our
website, due to which  we were unable to announce Featured Wikimedian for

But, now that our website is fully updated & we have upgraded our server,
it gives me great pleasure to announce that Dr.Vishwanatha Badikana is our
Featured Wikimedian of the Month.

*Dr.Vishwanatha Badikana** is a Kannada Professor at the Prestigious **St.
Aloysius College** in Mangalore.He started editing Kannada Wikipedia in
Septmeber,2014 & Tulu in January,2015 as part of Wikipedia Education
Programme run in his Institute. He was part of a small team of editors who
worked & finally brought Tulu Wikipedia out of incubator recently. *

*Dr Vishwanatha mainly write articles on folklore & has written close to
100+ articles in Tulu Wikipedia. He currently working on a unique project
where he is writing articles on all the Alphabets of Tulu. Since Tulu is
spoken over a small region of across Karnataka & Kerala,he believes that
these articles will be useful for students to learn & speak Tulu which will
lead to growth of the language.*
You can find the full excerpt on the home page of WMIN (http://wiki.

If you know any Wikimedian whom you think should be featured , please feel
free to nominate them here
Or if you want to mail us ,please contact me-

Yohann Thomas
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