Wikipedia Kolkata Chapter Organized Workshop #Wikilearnopedia

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Wikipedia Kolkata Chapter Event Wikilearnopedia 2015 at Oxford Bookstore Kolkata, India
Wikipedia Kolkata Chapter Event Wikilearnopedia 2015 at Oxford Bookstore Kolkata, India

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsWikipedia is so dynamic in true sense and those who are associated with Wikipedia they are also very dynamic, again Wikipedia Kolkata Chapter proved the same yesterday. Wikipedia Kolkata Chapter and Oxford Book Store are jointly organized a workshop #Wikilearnopedia on 23rd August at Oxford Bookstore,Kolkata. This workshop was intended to attract more and more people to contribute to Wikipedia, to have new Wikipedians, this kind of initiative is very much required. Being a contributor to Wikipedia, I must thank the authority of Oxford bookstore for providing the venue to Wikipedia Kolkata Chapter and as well as the hospitality they provided during the workshop, it is really good. Taking part of any Wikipedia Events, always exuberant experience and yesterday it was like an get together for me.

Sujay Chandra at Wikilearnopedia 2015 at Oxford Bookstore Kolkata, India
Sujay Chandra at Wikilearnopedia 2015 at Oxford Bookstore Kolkata, India
Rangan Datta at Wikilearnopedia 2015 at Oxford Bookstore Kolkata, India
Rangan Datta at Wikilearnopedia 2015 at Oxford Bookstore Kolkata, India

The topics of the workshop was really unique and really helpful for new Wikipedians, topics like creating a new article in Wikipedia, how to give references to an article and uploading images in Wikipedia Commons nicely explained by Rangan Datta. Second part of the session was nicely took over by Santanu Chandra and Sujay Chandra on Wikitionary and Wikisource. What I have found interesting in the whole workshop, the involvements of new participants are commendable and participation of women are raised to some extent. This workshop was grand success and to make it grand success the efforts of Wikipedians of Kolkata chapter are commendable.

Santanu Chandra at Wikilearnopedia 2015 at Oxford Bookstore Kolkata, India
Santanu Chandra at Wikilearnopedia 2015 at Oxford Bookstore Kolkata, India
New Perticipants at Wikilearnopedia 2015 at Oxford Bookstore Kolkata, India
New Perticipants at Wikilearnopedia 2015 at Oxford Bookstore Kolkata, India
Kalyan Sarkar and Santanu Chandra (L to R) at Wikilearnopedia 2015 at Oxford Bookstore Kolkata, India)
Kalyan Sarkar and Santanu Chandra (L to R) at Wikilearnopedia 2015 at Oxford Bookstore Kolkata, India)

Some people worked so hard to make it happened and I would like to mention some of them, Sukanta Pal for providing Tech-Support, Santanu Chandra, Sujay Chandra, Kalyan Sarkar,Rangan Datta and photographer Biswarup Ganguli and special thanks to Subhadip Mukherjee. I know Subhadip Mukherjee for more than one year because I read Subhadip’s blog regularly but meet him for the first time and it was indeed a nice moments for me, actually he is an official part of Oxford Bookstore. Eminent journalist Gautam Basu Mallick was there and his impromptu speech on improving quality of Wikipedia Articles was excellent.

Subhadip Mukharjee and Sumit Surai at Wikilearnopedia 2015 at Oxford Bookstore Kolkata, India
Subhadip Mukharjee and Sumit Surai at Wikilearnopedia 2015 at Oxford Bookstore Kolkata, India
Sukanta Pal at Wikilearnopedia 2015 at Oxford Bookstore Kolkata, India
Sukanta Pal at Wikilearnopedia 2015 at Oxford Bookstore Kolkata, India
Gautam BasuMallick at Wikilearnopedia 2015 at Oxford Bookstore Kolkata, India
Gautam BasuMallick at Wikilearnopedia 2015 at Oxford Bookstore Kolkata, India

It was really a good initiative taken by Wikipedia Kolkata Chapter and Oxford Bookstore and I am really looking forward for such events in future.

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