The Cultural Section
Enlarge image Anne-Sophie Mutter (© picture-alliance/ dpa) Germany’s cultural relations policy is part and parcel of our foreign policy. It supports and serves our general foreign policy goals and aspirations – safeguarding peace, preventing conflict, securing respect for human rights, promoting partnership and cooperation. In order to serve these goals, the Cultural Section of the Embassy informs the Indian public on current cultural developments in Germany and their background. It promotes dialogue, exchange and cooperation between people and institutions.
On a practical level this means to identify and arrange contacts between potential partners, to prepare visits of official delegations and to report about current developments in India.
This implies a close cooperation with the German cultural institutions and representatives in India, namely:
- The Goethe Institut, known as 'Max Mueller Bhavan' in India. There are six branches in India: New Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore.
- The office of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in New Delhi.
- The German School in New Delhi.
- The branch office of the South Asia Institute/University of Heidelberg in New Delhi.
- The German-speaking Catholic and Protestant Church Communities of North India.