We at IIIT Hyderabad have officially started our Wikipedia journey on 1st May, 2019. The Telugu Wikipedia project is funded by MeitY and supported by the Telangana government. A comprehensive brainstorming workshop was held on 16 November, 2019, at IIIT Hyderabad campus on "Enhancing Content and Community for Indian languages". The aim was to come up with an action plan to increase the number of Telugu articles on Wikipedia and to make the project accessible to all those who have command on Telugu and passion for their mother tongue by making them partners in the project. It was decided to take the Telugu Wikipedia project (‘TeWiki’) forward under four segments viz. ‘Community Development’, ‘Content Development’, ‘Resource Development’ and ‘Technical Research’.
On 7th December, 2019, new space for the “IndicWiki project” was inaugurated by Prof P. J. Narayanan, Director of IIIT Hyderabad in the presence of Telangana government officials led by Shri Dileep Konathan, Director, Digital Media, Telangana government. This was followed by one of the first training sessions on creating Wiki articles. The training sessions continued every weekend till the lockdown in March 2020. Ever since it has been done in online mode. We organised Telugu Wikipedia Symposium on 8th February, 2020. Prof Raj Reddy, Turing award winner and chairman of IIIT Hyderabad, Prof P. J. Narayanan, Prof Vasudeva Varma, Shri Jayaprakash Narayan, Shri Madhav Mudumbai, Shri Mamidi Harikrishna, Prof. K Nageshwar and other prominent Wikipedians, students, academicians and Wikipedia enthusiasts participated in this symposium.