German Consulate General in Bangalore
Germany wins FIFA world cup 2014!
A nail biting finish ensured that Germany takes home the FIFA world cup 2014. After 24 years the German team wins the world cup thanks to Götze’s winning goal against Argentina at the 113th minute of extra time sealing the aspirations of millions of German fans all over the world.
The FIFA 2014 has been an amazing journey not only for the German football team in Brazil but also for the German Consulate in Bangalore. Who would have thought Bangalore was such a football crazy city! All the live screening events organized by the German Consulate have been overfull with football enthusiasts and eager fans.
The Consulate General organized public screenings of 4 important matches of the German football team in Bangalore and 1 in Trivandrum. The screenings brought the Indian and the German community closer, with such a mega success and over 1800 totally attending the events, the atmosphere was electrifying. The Consul General Mr. Rohde would like to thank the sponsors for their support and the people of Bangalore for their football zeal.
It was a memorable occasion and an eclectic mix when the French Consulate also took part for the public screening of the quarterfinal match against France. Even though in the end there is only one winner, the German the French and the Indian Community would particularly remember that evening.
The Consul General inaugurates the new premises of FVTRS
Mr. Jörn Rohde the Consul General of Germany in Bangalore unveiled the Plaque and cut open the ribbon to officially inaugurate the new office building of the Functional Vocational Training and Research Society (FVTRS) on 24th June 2014.
FVTRS was initiated by Misereor, Germany in 1993 with the main objective of promoting vocational training in the informal sector among school dropout and illiterate youth across the country enabling them to build livelihoods on their own. It also focusses on building their entrepreneurial abilities.
FVTRS has so far trained more than one lakh twenty thousand youth in various vocational trades. It is to be noted that women trainees exceed men and more than 70 per cent of the trained youth have found suitable placements – either employed or self-employed.
Mr. Jörn Rohde in his address appreciated the work done by FVTRS across the country and emphasized the need to bridge the skill gap in India especially among the unorganized sector. He expressed his happiness at his participation in the event.
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CeBIT comes to Bangalore
In the latest step in its fast-paced international growth programme, Deutsche Messe is exporting one of its flagship shows to India. CeBIT India will premiere at the International Exhibition Centre in Bangalore from 11 to 14 November 2014.
Wacken Metal Battle India - on 24/ 25 May in Bangalore with SuidAkrA!
Headbanging as a Cultural exchange– Wacken Metal Battle in India with special guest SuidAkrA.
A cultural exchange between two countries which couldn’t be any more different. In May Heavy Metal history will be written: SuidAkrA is the first international band that tours through India. The tour is on the occasion of the Indian Wacken Metal Battle and includes six cities.
The extraordinary project is a result of the cooperation between different organizations. The promoters of the Wacken Open Air as well as the promoter of the Bangalore Open Air and the Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan in Bangalore support the tour.
The Wacken Metal Battle is a worldwide music contest where Heavy Metal bands from over thirty countries participate. At the end thirty international bands meet up for the grand finale at the Wacken Open Air.
SuidAkrA is the headliner of the six Metal Battle shows in India. In the last years the band became more and more famous in India’s constantly growing metal community. This year, once again the German band enables the exchange between German and Indian metalheads possible.
German Energy Agency (dena) in Bangalore
From 18 – 21 March 2014, Mrs. Gabriele Eichner, Project Director for Renewable Energies at the German Energy Agency (dena) visited Bangalore. Her agenda included discussions with German institutions and companies as well as meetings with the Honorable Chief Secretary, Mr. Kaushik Mukherjee, the Additional Chief Secretary / Energy Department, Mr. Ravikumar and the Managing Director of the Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd., Mr. G V Balaram.
dena supports lighthouse projects to use renewable energy and to increase energy efficiency.
Shaping Bangalore's landscape: Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel
On Tuesday, 25 March 2014, German specialist in landscape gardening Dr. Anja Eppert from Dresden reported about her findings in public and private archives on the German National who contributed to Bangalore’s character as Garden City: Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel (1865-1956). Her lecture in the Consulate General of Germany was attended by eminent experts such as Dr. Hittalmani, Mr. Narayanaswamy and Dr. Sumangala. A growing number of citizens of Bangalore shows interest in Mr. Krumbiegels work and legacy.
Establishing new ties in the disciplines of history and social sciences
On Friday, 7 March 2014, Professor Dr. Lutz Raphael, historian and winner of the prestigious Leibniz award, in cooperation with the Indian Council of Historical Research in Bangalore, gave a lecture on democracy and pluralism in scholarship on contemporary history in European countries. His lecture invited the public to compare the European situation with the situation in Asian countries. Dr. Aruni and his team impressed by great hospitality. The scientific cooperation between India and Germany is as intensive as never before, especially in natural sciences and engineering. The initiative of the funding agency DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) to establish new ties in the disciplines of history and social sciences is most welcome. Two more eminent historians are expected to come to Bangalore in the framework of this programme in due course.
German President Joachim Gauck visits Bangalore
On his first State Visit to India, Federal President Joachim Gauck and Ms. Daniela Schadt came to Bangalore from 7 - 9 February 2014.
Their agenda included a visit of Infosys and Bosch as well as interactions with Unicef, Don Bosco and the Gubbi Coir Cluster Unit.
The Federal President was be accompanied by a German business delegation who visited companies in the Bangalore region.