German Consulate General in Bangalore
Warm welcome to Germany at Kendriya Vidyalaya School NAL
The Deputy Consul General of Germany Hans-Günter Löffler met the principal Mrs. J.S.V. Lakshmi, German teacher Mrs. Sunayana Kalmadi and many students from different grades in KV NAL school. The students expressed their interest for science and technology as well as for German culture. They were also keen to visit German investments in Bangalore. Mr. Löffler agreed to strengthen the ties between KV schools and German institutions. He was accompanied by Mr. Peter Mampurackal from MMB Goethe-Institut.
German Consul meets new Governor of Kerala
During his visit to Kerala on April 9 and 10, 2013, the German Consul General, Dr. Ingo Karsten, met the new Governor of Kerala, H. E. Nikhil Kumar. They exchanged views on how to broaden the cooperation between Germany and Kerala, especially in the commercial, scientific and cultural fields.
NRW investors conference in Bangalore
Consul General Dr. Ingo Karsten welcomes a delegation from North-Rhine Westphalia, which came to promote this German state at their conference "NRW in Germany as a Prime Market and business location for India’s IT Industry” in Bangalore on April 5, 2013.
Speech of the Consul General [pdf, 15.71k]
Pulitzer Price Winning German Scientist Prof. Bert Hölldobler visits Bangalore
During his visit in Bangalore, renowned German scientist Prof. Bert Hölldobler gave a public lecture at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS). More than 200 guests were fascinated by his talk on "War and Peace in Ant Societies".
The event was jointly organised by the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) and the German Consulate General and sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Read the Consul General's speech [pdf, 7.46k]
Convocation Ceremony at the Indo-German Training Centre
Congratulations! The new batch 2011-2013 of the post-graduate programme in business administration of the Indo-German Training Center, the training division of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce in Bangalore, successfully completed their courses. Bernhard Steinrücke, Director General of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce expressed his gratitude to the guests of honour V K Vishwanathan (President of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce), Consul General Dr. Ingo Karsten, Ehsan Shariff (CEO Prion), Hubert Reilard (Chairman South-Western Region Council, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce) for their motivating words at the convocation ceremony.
Instead of holidays: Help those who need your help!
In February 2013 a German team of experienced surgeons lead by Dr. Stephan Duechting operated 81 patients in Bangalore for free with the permission of the Indian Medical Council. Their patients would not have been able to afford an operation on their own. The operations of cleft and burnt skin increases their quality of life considerably. The team was invited and taken care of by the „Friends Welfare Organisation“ from Bangalore. This was already the 18th Free Plastic Surgery Camp. Next year they promised to come again. The Consulate General of Germany in Bangalore thanked both, the team and their Indian hosts, for their humanitarian work.
Germany at the Aero India 2013
The State Secretary of the German Ministry of Defence, Stéphane Beemelmans, participated at the opening ceremony of the Aero India 2013 on February 6, 2013. He held encouraging talks with high-ranking government officials of the Indian Ministry of Defence on the future co-operation with India and met representatives of German aerospace companies at the exhibition. The German Consul General Dr. Karsten hosted a reception for the German companies and their Indian business partners at the German stand at the Aero India 2013.
German volunteers meet in Bangalore
At the occasion of the annual meeting of German volunteers for social projects of Don Bosco in India (BREADS) which took in Bangalore in February 2013, representatives of Don Bosco invited the Deputy Consul General of Germany in Bangalore, Mr. Hans-Günter Löffler, and his collegues to exchange views with the volunteers at their headquarters. Mr. Löffler praised both, the dedication of the volunteers to help the poor and vulnerable and the hospitality of their Indian hosts.
German Vice-Minister from Industrial Powerhouse Baden-Württemberg visits Bangalore January 26 - 28, 2013
The Vice-Minister of Finance and Economy of the Government of Baden-Württemberg, Mr. Ingo Rust, and his delegation accompanied by the German Consul General, Dr. Karsten, discussed areas of economic cooperation with the Honourable Chief Secretary of the Government of Karnataka, Mr. S.V. Ranganath, in Bangalore. He attended the biggest manufacturing trade fair in India, the IMTEX 2013. Mr. Rust also visited the Infant Jesus Childrens' Home for HIV positive children and made a substantial donation to this institution.
TU Chemnitz and Manipal university establish common research lab
The rector of the University of Technology Chemnitz, Germany, Prof. Dr. Arnold van Zyl (centre right), and the vice-chancellor of Manipal University, Prof. Dr. K. Ramnarayan (centre left) signed an agreement to establish a common research lab for printed solar cells in Manipal on January 24th, 2013. The opening was witnessed by the Deputy Consul General of Germany for Karnataka and Kerala, Mr. Hans-Günter Löffler (centre), the Counsellor for Science in the German Embassy, New Delhi, Mr. Philip Petit and many other personalities promoting Indo-German scientific cooperation. The Institute for Print and Media Technology of Chemnitz University, represented by Prof. Dr. Arved Hübler (left), has already been cooperating with Manipal University for many years. In the Indo-German double degree master's programme "Print and Media Technology", students from Chemnitz study in manipal and students from Manipal come to Chemnitz.
Chinnaswamy Stadium plans to go green
On January 17th, 2013 the President of the Karnataka State Cricket Association, Mr. Anil Kumble, right, and the Director of the Indo-German Environment Partnership (IGEP) Programme, Dr. Mutz, left, signed an agreement of cooperation in the presence of the Deputy Consul General of Germany in Bangalore, Mr. Hans-Günter Löffler, center, aiming at making the Chinnaswamy stadium an example of best practice in terms of protection of the environment. This includes possibilities of sourcing the stadium's massive power requirement through solar energy as well as new solutions for waste, waste water and water management.