Wikijalyatra to promote backwaters


Wikipedia will soon be enriched with a lot of data on the backwaters of Kerala.

A group of youngsters and students will undertake a backwater cruise named ‘WikiJalayatra’ in Vembanadu lake on December 23 to closely study the many attractions of backwaters.

It is organised as part of ‘Wikisangamotsavam,’  an annual conference of Malayalam Wikimedians, which will begin here on December 21.

T.K. Sujith, convener of the event, said, “as of now, the Wikipedia has very little information on the backwaters of Kerala.

Of late, it has set apart a slot exclusively for wetland-related articles.

Therefore, the tour could help improve the quality and quantity of articles related to  the backwaters in Alappuzha, the Venice of the East.

Full report here Deccan Chronicle


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