Wikipedia is an online free encyclopedia, enriching millions of users daily, maintained by volunteers contributing from around the globe. It is available in 288 global languages among which 20 are from India. Bengali Wikipedia is one of the 20 Indian languages, but it, also being the official language of Bangladesh, can be counted among the global languages too. So Bengali Wikipedia spectrum is wide and have International presence. Recently Bengali Wikipedia completed 10 years. It was a long journey and completing 10 years is an achievement in true sense. And for that an International Conference was organized which was a huge success.
Indrajit Das (Photo Courtesy – Santosh Shingare)
Bengali Wikipedia 10th Anniversary was celebrated in Jadavpur University campus on 9th – 10th January 2015 and for me it was a life time experience. I got a hamper which included a Wikipedia T-Shirt, Stickers, Notebook and a pen for participation. To be very honest I just loved it. Most of the Wikipedians from Bengali Language, especially those who are from Kolkata, were known faces and meeting them after a long time, was like a reunion where we shared knowledge and spend quality time. I would like to mention some of them here, whose company I really enjoyed during the conference. Sumit Surai he is always my source of inspiration, Rangan Da he has always been a source of knowledge, Kalyan Sarkar this time I interacted with him several times and he is really a genuine Wikipedian. He shared many Wiki related information and really enriched me. Devoted photographer Biswarup Ganguly, who is really a master in photography and this time I learned so much about Wikimedia Commons from his workshop. Probuddho, Ayan, Sukanta Pal, Sudipta, Anupama they all made it so special for me. Those who are now reading my lines and wants to contribute to Bengali Wikipedia, Wikipedia Commons, English Wikipedia can rush with your queries here or can mail me.
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