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two forthcoming events in educational institutions

Sowmyan Tirumurti
Dear Friends,

We are happy to announce two events this month at educational institutions. 

AA      IIT Kharagpur will be celebrating their SpringFest 2013 from 23rd Jan to 26th Jan. We will partner with them in this event as Knowledge Partners. We will be conducting a Wiki Academy, and a Photographic contest. Expect some newbies from the eastern region. The Photographic contest is based on images reflecting the culture of the region being uploaded to Wikimedia commons. The following members will support the IIT Kgp Spring Fest related activities. 

1. Jayanta Nath - Bengali Wikipedia Administrator, Bengali SIG Chair, & FOSS activist
2. Kalyan Sarkar - Kolkata SIG Chair
3. Sucheta Ghosal - OPWomen Intern at Wikimedia
4. Biswarup Ganguly - Wikimedia Commons contributor
5. Rangan Dutta - Wikimedia Commons contributor, Photographer and Columnist
6. Karthik Nadar - Secretary, WMIN

BB       University College of Engineering, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari district is organizing a event called Kanya Wizard'13 on the same day, 23rd Jan 2013. Their objective is to promote the addition and improvement of content in the web about their district. Wiki Kanya is one of the three events they have proposed. This envisages creating awareness about Wikimedia projects to 350 students drawn from 70 colleges in the district, and providing hands on training to about 50 students in editing. The District Collector and the Dean of the University are very enthusiastic about this project. We hope to stretch the scope of this to go beyond just one session of a wiki academy to a few follow up sessions in the coming months to hand hold the members to more effectively complete their task. Viswanathan Prabhakaran, Theni M Subramani and two more Wikipedians will be handling this event. 


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