Grameenphone and Wikipedia are going to arrange a campaign to enrich Bangla content in Wikipedia. The campaign was announced recently in a press conference titled “Wikipedia Regional Contributors Meet”.
Starting from November 29 this campaign will be arranged across 7 regions followed by a gala event to be held in February 2015. The purpose of this campaign is to build awareness on Wikipedia as a knowledge hub and Bangla language as an internet driver among mass in seven regions that includes Dhaka, Khulna, Rajshahi, Chittagong, Sylhet, Rangpur, Barisal.
This programme aims to engage with the youth population of Bangladesh and share the benefits of internet in day to day life. A day long programme will be held to discuss on internet and its security issues and participants will be trained on Wikipedia article contribution process. At the end of each session a specific article contribution will be assigned to the participants of each region and individuals with a submission deadline. Three winners will be selected based on the number and quality of articles and will be awarded at the gala event.