Centre for Internet & Society

Andhra Loyola College in association with Centre for Internet and Society (CIS- A2K) is conducting a six-day camp titled ‘Wiki Winter’ at Wikipedia Lab in the campus.

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The camp will conclude on Wednesday. Around 45 volunteers from BSc (Physics) and BA (Telugu) streams are attending the camp. The students are being trained to be the contributors for Wikipedia and they are authorised to add, edit and delete articles in Wikipedia using validated user ids.

The articles in the field of Physics which are not in Telugu language are being prepared by the students. The articles are scrutinised by experts from other parts of the world and are accepted on permanent basis. The students of BA (Telugu) are preparing the classical works of Kandukuri Veerasalingam. His works are being digitalised and are made available to people.

Kola Sekhar of Department of Telugu and the organising secretary said that Kandukuri Veerasalingam is a well-known social activist and a writer. His works reflected the social evils prevailing in the society which are still relevant today. The solutions Veerasalingam showcased through his works are not available to current generation. This camp aims to put his works online. Sekhar said that they would strive hard to add more and more classical works in Telugu to the Wikipedia.