Congratulations, Ravi.
What a good and timely news.

We've got a job in hand waiting for you.
I mean to say, we need your help, please.

As all of us know, Hindi wiki has not seen any offline activity in recent
past, despite huge expectations keeping in view the speaker base.

Our friend, Suyash is in Bhopal, who is in talks with Atal Bihari Vajpeyee
Hindi University. During the initial discussion itself, they have shown so
much interest that they invited us for National Science Conference
organised at the university by Hindi cell of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.

We participated in that with whatever knowledge/resources we had. You will
be glad to know that in the conference, VC announced in his address that
the university is soon going for a collaboration with Wikipedia.

Now, we all at Hindi Wikipedia do not have any past experience and we are
desparately in need of guidance. I do believe this announcement couldn't
have come at a better time for us.

Suyash has just filed for a rapid grant to arrange a education programme
cum wikipedians conference at Bhopal.

This is a first for Hindi Wiki and will play a big role to decide the
future direction.

I once again congratulate you on behalf of all Hindi Wikipedians, and do
hope you'll help us in achieving success in our first effort.


On 22 Dec 2016 10:44 a.m., "Adele Vrana" <> wrote:

> Dear Wikimedia India community,
> I am thrilled to announce that Ravishankar Ayyakkannu is joining the
> Global Reach team as a Partnerships Manager Contractor for Asia for the
> Wikimedia Foundation.
> As many of you may already know, earlier Ravi served as the Program
> Director for the Wikimedia India Chapter. He played a significant role in
> two recent developments from the Indian region, namely, the WikiConference
> India 2016 and the Government of Tamil Nadu issuing an order releasing all
> its content in CC-BY-SA license. Ravi is also a proud Wikimedian
> contributing to many Tamil Wikimedia projects since 2005 and has a specific
> interest in community building.
> The Global Reach team will focus on growing Wikimedia projects along the
> themes of awareness, affordability and offline solutions in the Indian
> region. Working closely with Smriti Gupta who leads our work in the region,
> Ravi will strive to build strategic partnerships with government,
> non-profit, educational and private institutions to achieve this goal. He
> is very keen to evolve partnership models that ensure the active
> participation of Wikimedia communities and will appreciate your support on
> doing so.
> Please join me in congratulating Ravi!
> Warm regards,
> Adele
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