Happy new year and Congratulations *Mr. Yercaud Elango*.

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On Mon, Jan 1, 2018 at 12:29 PM, balaji <balajijagad...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Happy new year all,
>                                    Congrats *Mr. Yercaud Elango*. All the
> best..
>
> Regards,
> J. Balaji.
>
> On Mon, Jan 1, 2018 at 6:00 AM, Krishna Chaitanya Velaga <
> kcvel...@wikimedia.in> wrote:
>
>> Happy New Year greetings,
>>
>> I'm glad to announce the Featured Wikimedian of the Month for January
>> 2018, *Mr. Yercaud Elango*.
>>
>> *Yercaud Elango* (*User:Yercaud-elango*
>> <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Yercaud-elango>) is a prolific
>> science writer from Tamil Wikimedia community. Born in 1961, Elango
>> graduated in Botany and mastered in Population Studies from Annamalai
>> University. Since 1987, he has been associated with the Tamil Nadu Science
>> Forum. He wrote 85 books, most of which are exclusive to science stream.
>>
>> In November 2014, he got his first exposure to the Commons community, and
>> has been very active ever since. Within three years of his joining, he has
>> uploaded more than 10,800 photographs to Wikimedia Commons. He frequently
>> visits Yercaud Hills, Yellagiri Hills, and Sitheri, to photograph various
>> species of plants, animals, and birds. His uploads include 2,450 plant
>> species, and 7,675 sub classifications of plants. He spends minutes, hours,
>> days, even months and years to identify scientific names, before uploading
>> them to Commons.
>>
>> One of his significant works include, uploading images of 200 rare and
>> endangered plant species that belong to Yercaud Hills to Commons.
>> Interestingly, of the 1003 Moth images available on Commons, 300 were
>> contributed by Elango. He also has credit of uploading images of some of
>> the rarest species like Shortts shield snake, Yercaud day gecko, Green
>> lizard etc. and modern stone age tools like Dolmens, Cairns, Menhir etc.
>> that are available in and around Yercaud Hills. Elango's uploads to
>> Wikimedia Commons can be seen at the category:*Category:Files by
>> User:Yercaud-elango*
>> <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Files_by_User:Yercaud-elango>
>>
>> Elango says that he daily allocates one hour to work on Wikimedia
>> Commons, and he feels that allocating time for Commons is something that we
>> do for the society. In 2014, he published his first eBook, and in the last
>> three years, he has published 21 eBooks, which have been downloaded
>> 3,94,303 times. Apart from his regular work, he is now planning to upload
>> his eBooks to Tamil Wikisource. For his services to the society, the Tamil
>> Nadu Governemnet conferred him various awards and titles, which include
>> Yezhluthu Sirpi, Ariviyal Mamani and Vallamaimigu Yezhluthalar.
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>> Krishna Chaitanya Velaga
>>
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