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This blog is about the experience of visiting All India Radio Mangaluru station as a part of the Karavali Wikimedians outreach program.

I was really surprised to get an early morning call from Dr. Sheni, Principal PU College Mangaluru, an educationalist, & folklorist. The reason for the call added my surprise he got a message from AIR Mangaluru inviting Tulu Wikimedians for a discussion.
I feel extremely proud to share the memorable experience of visiting All India Radio Mangaluru station as a part of the Karavali Wikimedians outreach program.
We a team of Six Karavali Wikimedians Dr. Vishwanatha Badikana a professor Kannada Department of Saint Aloysius College Mangaluru,  Dr. Kishore Kumar Rai Sheni Principal Ramakrishna Pre University College Bunts Hostel Mangaluru,
(from Left Dr. Vishwanatha Badikana, Dr. Kishore Kumar Rai Sheni, Dr. Sadananda Perl, Dr. A V Navada, Bharathesha Alasandemajalu and Mrs. Akshatha Raj Perla(standing))
Dr. A V Navada former Kannada Professor from Hampi University Karnataka along with two Women Wikimedians Mrs. Vinodha Rai & Mrs. Kavitha Ganesh & myself BharatheshaAlasandemajalu took part in a fruitful discussion of around one hour at All India Radio Mangaluru on 18 March 2019
I wish to underline that this is not our first visit, Dr. Sadananda Perla program coordinator & staff coordinator Mrs. Akshatha Raj of All India Radio Mangaluru had also given us an opportunity to participate in a program in a previous occasion. But this was a memorable day one can cherish. I will treat this as recognition for the humble work we have done with limited resources available to us.
Dr. Vishwanatha Badikana explained about how to edit the Tulu Wikipedia & its significance in days ahead. He elucidated how this can act as a beneficiary for future research students as well as for those contributing to have an archive including Wikisource & Wikicommons.
Mr. Kishore Kumar acted as program co-manager, his questions were very relevant to the subject & he was persuasive & logical in his questions.
Dr. A V Navada guided the Karavali Wikimedians, how to utilize the sources available presently with the help of Tulu Academy a Govt Body of Karnataka state. He Enlighted about copyright of books using to Wikisource & requested all Tulu writers to give their right to Karavali Wikimedians for preserving knowledge & exhorted listeners to edit & read Wikipedia for boosting the reach vocal knowledge of Tulu.
Myself Bharathesha Alasandemajalu explained about uses of Tulu Wikipedia template. How to navigate & find the right article at the right time for editing. About Wiktionary work, currently it is in incubator stage how to come out from incubator & make it live, as a postgraduate student of Tulu MA from Mangaluru University it sounds a lot, an online dictionary,  it will help me & also the student fraternity.  
In addition gave some very valued suggestions also, how Tulu as a language can improve, as an alternative to conducting a number of lavish financial burden programs, Organizing conclaves & conducting competition between school, college in cluster, Taluk & District level will be more meaningful. Children of Tulunadu will talk & think in his native language, that's how to preserve the language in the era of globalization.
Mrs. Vinodha & Kavitha discussed the activities of Women's Wikipedia & illustrated their active wiki project about topics related to women health.
We canopy light on our project about new initiation ‘ Wikimedians Home to Home ’ this is a special & innovative function. Here we are preserving & reconstructing folk art & dance by text document.
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