Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 19:
In a first ever 100 women edit-a-thon event in India 22 women journalists working with Eastern Media Ltd, the publishers of largest circulated Odia daily Sambad and leading Odia television news channel Kanak News compiled and edited write-ups on 100 successful Odia women personalities of Odisha in Odia Wikipedia (or.wikipedia.org).
The 100 women edit-a-thon event was jointly organized by ‘Sambad’ and Odia Wikipedia to mark the International Women’s Month in Odisha.
In the two-day-long event held at Sambad Bhawan on March 18 and 19 write-ups were compiled on 100 successful women of Odisha in the fields of social service, politics, literature, culture, entertainment and sports.
The edit-a-thon was held under the direct supervision of Eastern Media Ltd’s Executive Director Tanaya Patnaik with the help of Odia Wikipedia’s Shailesh Patnaik and Chinmayee Mishra.
Earlier, a 100 women edit-a-thon event was held at various offices of BBC in partnership with Wikipedia in 2016 in multiple languages.