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Sikkim teacher selected Noteworthy Wikimedian

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GANGTOK, Nov 27 � Bhawani Shankar Gautam, a school teacher from Rhenock, East district of Sikkim has been selected as a �Noteworthy Wikimedians� among 41 nominations covering 20 projects by Wikipedia.

He was adjudged as the Noteworthy 2011, in terms of articles contributed by him and the number of users of the articles in the largest online resource site during the first WikiConference India 2011 held in the University of Mumbai from November 18 to 20.

The annual national flagship event for Wikipedia/Wikimedia in the country was meant to provide a common platform for all Indian Wikimedians to meet and share their views, discuss challenges and exchange useful tips, best practices and other information.

Gautam, who teaches at Tarpin Secondary School, East Sikkim has contributed around 4,000 articles to Wikipedia online resources ever since he started it on November 22, 2009. There are 24,541 editions in the website to his credit and is the first bureaucrat system administrator and also the only Indian in Nepali version of Wikipedia.

Being the only Sikkimese to have made an ubiquitous web presence, the ardent IT enthusiast also administers Sanskrit Wikipedia and is the only representative to Wikimedia India from Sikkim.

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Sikkim teacher selected Noteworthy Wikimedian

GANGTOK, Nov 27 � Bhawani Shankar Gautam, a school teacher from Rhenock, East district of Sikkim has been selected as a �Noteworthy Wikimedians� among 41 nominations covering 20 projects by Wikipedia.

He was adjudged as the Noteworthy 2011, in terms of articles contributed by him and the number of users of the articles in the largest online resource site during the first WikiConference India 2011 held in the University of Mumbai from November 18 to 20.

The annual national flagship event for Wikipedia/Wikimedia in the country was meant to provide a common platform for all Indian Wikimedians to meet and share their views, discuss challenges and exchange useful tips, best practices and other information.

Gautam, who teaches at Tarpin Secondary School, East Sikkim has contributed around 4,000 articles to Wikipedia online resources ever since he started it on November 22, 2009. There are 24,541 editions in the website to his credit and is the first bureaucrat system administrator and also the only Indian in Nepali version of Wikipedia.

Being the only Sikkimese to have made an ubiquitous web presence, the ardent IT enthusiast also administers Sanskrit Wikipedia and is the only representative to Wikimedia India from Sikkim.