Bhaktapur, 4 June,
Nepali Wikipedia, one of the pioneer wiki in South Asia celebrated it’s 12th Anniversary yesterday. A program organized in “Golghar” of Sanothimi Campus, Bhaktapur, Litterateur Ms. Sulochana Manandhar kicked off the cake party by cutting the Birthday Cake.
Addressing to the program Ms. Manandhar highlighted the contribution of Nepali Wikipedians in growth of local content. She suggested to give a serious attention in the beginning of teen-age.
HOD at ICT Education Dept of Sanothimi Campus Mr. Reg Bhandari highlighted about the importance of local content to the students and the teachers. He acknowledged the Wikipedia’s contribution to develop free and open content in local languages.
The Asst. Campus Chief gave his best wishes to Nepali Wikipedia and praised Wikimedia Nepal for choosing the very campus for various activities on education.
Ganesh Paudel gave a brief account of annual activities and achievements of Wikimedia Nepal. He gave a short glimpse of the activities ahead.
Hempal Shrestha highlighted the noble educational causes conducted by Wikimedia Nepal through Wikipedia Education Program. He thanked to the campus, faculties, students and guests for making this program a big success.
Two representatives from the editathon session held prior to the talk gave their experience with Wikipedia in their teaching-learning activities.
Editathon sessions were held before the formal talk and birthday cake party.
Volunteers Hempal Shrestha, Ganesh Paudel, Prakash Neupane, Srijana Timsina, Dipika Khatiwada, Srijan Karki, Anupam Paudel, Bishal Bhandari, Manish Shrestha, Manish Dangol facilitated the editathon session from Wikimedia Nepal. From the Campus side, Mr. Joshi, Ms. Jamuna Joshi volunteered in the editathon.
Prakash Neupane giving a short presentation before starting the editathon gave a quick introduction of Wikipedia and how it works.
The editathon was held in two different ICT Labs where over 100 participants learnt and edited Wikipedia.