Kaniyam Foundation December 2018 Report in English

Kaniyam Foundation December 2018 Report in English


An environment where all virtual resource, tools and knowledge related to Tamil Language and ethnic groups, are accessible free and open to all.


To ensure that use of Tamil language is advanced, parallel to social economic and scientific development and to provide knowledge and resources free and open to all.



No Activities This month released Total Contributors
1 FreeTamikEbooks.com Ebooks 14 487 S. Rajeswari – Lenin Gurusamy – Rishan Shareeff
2 Kaniyam.com articles 20 754 Nithya – Kalarani – S.Kuppan
3 Kaniyam.com Ebooks 1 14 R.Asokan
4 Kaniyam.com Videos 1 15 Balaji
5 Kaniyam.com Podcast 1 3 Arumugam

Tamil Wikisource

Created a project page at Tamil wikisource for kaniyam contributions. Wrote about the goals, guidelines for contributors etc. 7 contributors joined so far. One ebook is proofread, validated fully and released. 2 books are proofread and waiting for validation. Here is the List of books being worked on

see https://ta.wikisource.org/wiki/விக்கிமூலம்:கணியம்_திட்டம்



  • Divya
  • Roopa
  • Pavithra
  • Shobiya
  • Arun

Thanks to Wikisource Volunteer Balaji for guiding the project.


  1. An Android app is being developed to record audio for wiktionary words. Source.
  2. Web based Tamil text to speech ( TTS on Web ) is ready. Exploring suitable server for its installations.
  3. Pdf2Text OCR Windows version is being developed and its few issues are solved.
  4. Initial plans for making Tamil spellchecker are started. Linguistic professor Mr. Palani and Software developer Mr.Ethiraj are working on documenting the requirements. Once the design is written, will start programming.
  5. An android app and website are requested for Sangam Literature by Nandanam Govt arts college prof.Sankar. App is ready and website is under development. app source.

New Projects

Writing the discussions about new projects.

Once all the plans, contributors and enough funds are raised, these plans will get into actions.

This month Donors

  • CR Selvakumar, Canada – INR 50,000
  • Lokesh Jeyakrishnan, America – INR 6,500
  • Noolaham Foundation – server worth of Rs 350/month

Last month balance – INR 39, 500

Total Balance – INR 96,000

Donations and expense details are documented in this sheet .


We are still not started paying stipend for proof reading works. Will start from January. Programs to calculate the contributions of wikisource contributors are being developed see discussion .

Bank account details

Kaniyam Foundation
Account Number : 606 1010 100 502 79
Union Bank Of India
West Tambaram, Chennai
IFSC - UBIN0560618
  • Please send your donations to this account to support activities of Kaniyam Foundation
  • Send your name, donation details to kaniyamfoundation@gmail.com

For more information or queries, write to – kaniyamfoundation@gmail.com

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