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International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day is marked on the 8th of March every year. Theme for International Women's Day 2011:Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women [1]. We are planning Wikimeet Up and Workshop for Women specially for Bengali Wikipedian .

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This Wikipedia/Wikimedia Kolkata meetup is a get-together of wikipedians /wikimedians (contributors and users) to celbrate the Tenth Anniversary of Wikipedia by meeting up, discussing, sharing experiences, reaching out and advocacy for wikipedia and wikimedia.

Pre-Meeting discussions can be on the talk page please.

Intended Audience[edit]

Anyone interested in Wikipedia/Wikimedia is welcomed to join, regardless of the language or the project including Past, present or future contributors. Anyone supportive or interested in the Wikimedia movement is invited to join us for a casual meetup over coffee. Please add your name to the list below and join the India mailing list.

Date and Venue[edit]

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Seagull Arts (White Building) at Rupchand Mukerjee Lane
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Date: : Friday, 18-March-2011 1:30 PM IST

Venue:: Seagull Arts and Media Resource centre
36C, S.P.Mukherjee Road,
Calcutta 700025
Phone: 24556942/43

Nearest Metro stop: Jatin Das Park
(Rupchand Mukerjee Lane Between Bharati and Bijoli Cinema Hall)

Getting there[edit]

  • By Road:

Take any bus which will go through Bhabhanipur Area (S P Mukherjee/Ashutosh Mukherjee Road) and get down at the Bharati Cinema Bus Stop

  • By Metro:

Get down at the Jatin Das Park Station, get out from Jatin Das Park exit and walk towards Ashutosh College, After Bhabanipur Police station/Bijoli Cinema take left Road just before of Bharati Cinema.

  • By Train:

Howrah Station and Sealdah or Tollygunge, any transport to Bhowanipur


Session I[edit]

  • Gender Gap in Wikipedia ( 15 min) by Bishakha Datta
  • Presentation about Bengali Wikipedia ( 15 min) by Jayanta Nath or Arnab Datta
  • Wikipedia Policy & guideline regarding content.( 15 min) by me or Arnab Datta
  • Question Answer (45 min) by Jayanta Nath or Arnab Datta and Bishakha Datta
  • Tea Break

Session II[edit]

Wikipedia Workshop

  • Introduction - Bengali Build-In typing in Bengali Wikipedia
  • Introduction -How to Edit Wikipedia with Wikimarkup
  • Introduction- Online Translation Tool: Google Translation
  • Next meetup
    • Next meetup Planning~ For Common & permanent place for Wikipedia Meet up




  1. Moumita Ghosh Faculty, Basanti Devi College
  2. Barnika Bandyopadhyay Faculty, Basanti Devi College
  3. Subhasri Ghosh Faculty, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK)
  4. Krishna Soman Faculty, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK)
  5. Nandini Ghosh Faculty, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK)
  6. Ranjita Biswas Faculty, Jadavpur University , School of Women's Studies
  7. Rimi B. Chatterjee Faculty, Jadavpur University
  8. Swarnali Banerjee Faculty, Jayaprakash Institute of Social Change
  9. Reshma Anjum Faculty, Jayaprakash Institute of Social Change
  10. Krishna Dasgupta Faculty, Lady Brabourne College
  11. Peu Ghosh Faculty, Lady Brabourne College
  12. Sumita Saha Faculty, Lady Brabourne College
  13. Basudeb Karmakar Principal, Serampore Girls College
  14. Saswati Kar Faculty, Serampore Girls College
  15. Kumkum Sarkar Faculty, Serampore Girls College
  16. Samata Biswas Faculty, Sivnath Sastri College


  1. Roop Sen Chief Functionary, Groupe Development
  2. Uma Chatterjee Chief Functionary, GD Sanjog
  3. Shampa Sengupta Director, Sruti Disability Rights Centre


  1. Rajashi Mukherjee Development Consultant Media
  2. Chandreyee G. D. The Telegraph

Wikimedia Foundation, India

  1. Bishakha Dutt Trustee
  2. Jayanta Nath
  3. Arnab Datta
  4. Biswaroop Ganguly


  1. Soma Sen Gupta Director
  2. Gargi Bannerji Member
  3. Amrita Rudra Member
  4. Shalini Gupta Member
  5. Sirsha Gupta Member

Interested but not sure[edit]

  1. Debashis Sikdar


  1. Diptanshu Das

Best wishes[edit]

  1. Vaibhav Jain 14:05, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

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  1. ^ "Women Watch". UNO.