Centre for Internet & Society

In all, 100 more articles will be uploaded to the Tulu Wikipedia by teachers and students in Udupi shortly, according to Janaki M. Brahmavara, president, Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy.

The article by Ravi Prasad Kamila was published in the Hindu on March 10, 2015.

She told The Hindu that more than 700 articles have been uploaded to the Tulu Wikipedia, which is still in its incubation stage, by different persons now.

Last year, the academy had conducted a training programme on uploading contents to Wikipedia for students at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College, Udupi. In all, 17 students had been trained.

Now three teachers of Government Girls’ Pre-University College, Nagaraja, Dayananda and Yadava Karkera, have come forward to upload 100 articles with the help of 17 trained students, at the government pre-university college which had computer facilities.

The articles would be on varied subjects like culture, life, places. She said that the academy has set a target of ensuring 1,000 articles on Wikipedia shortly.

U.B. Pavanaja, Wikipedia representative and programme officer, said The Centre for Internet and Society, Bengaluru, uploading contents to the Tulu Wikipedia had begun since 2007.

If one wants to write articles in Tulu, he or she would have to log on to bilty.com/tuluwiki and register there to write, edit or read articles written in Tulu using Kannada script.

Ms. Janaki said that some college teachers have also begun uploading contents to Tulu Wikipedia now.