Centre for Internet & Society

A Marathi Wikipedia edit-a-thon was conducted by the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS-A2K) on February 5, 2017 at Vigyan Ashram, Pabal in Pune.

Marathi Wikipedia in PuneMarathi Wikipedia in Pune
Discussion on themes Hand holding

CIS-A2K aims to build resources in the field of appropriate rural technologies on Marathi Wikipedia and encourage the participants to contribute and enrich Marathi language on Wikipedia. The workshop besides encouraging participants to develop village articles also focused on:

  • Introducing Wikipedia as an encyclopaedia for research.
  • Promoting Marathi Wikipedia community and use of Marathi on Wikipedia.
  • Open interactions within the editors, new as well as old.
  • Spreading awareness of Wikipedia as a power digital tool of knowledge.
  • Developing articles on gender and environment related issues.

The workshop was highly interactive and participants were able to discuss specific problems in content creation and seek appropriate guidance from the trainer conducting the edit-a-thon. Seven articles were created at the workshop:

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