German Consulate General Kolkata
On 7 March Shuvaprasannas "ArtsAcre" was inaugurated in Kolkatas New Town. It is a Museum of Art as well as a meeting place for artists worldwide, inclusive of conference facilities and accommodations.
Welcome to the German Consulate General Kolkata
States of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura belong to the consular area of the German Consulate General Kolkata
PM Singh, Governor Narayanan and CM Banerjee at the bicentenary celebrations of the Indian Museum - sculptures and coins are displayed in a new grandeur.
Indian Museum in Kolkata
Prof. Pulak Sengupta addressed all German research scholarship recipients at our annual Alumni meeting on 30 Jan in the Consulate General.
Annual Alumni meeting
Jharkhand's Chief Minister Hemant Soren interested in co-operating with Germany in education and vocational training.
Visit to Jharkhand
The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya - jointly looked after by Buddhist and Hindu representatives of Bodh Gaya Temple Management Committee.
Visit to Mahabodhi Temple
On 07.01.2014 the students of the Statesman Print Journalism School visited German Consulate. The SPJS is supported by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
SPJS students’ visit
On 30 December 2013 Dr. Christoph Heusgen, Foreign- and Security Advisor to Chancellor Merkel was in Kolkata to pay a visit to Governor Narayanan.
Visit of Foreign Secretary Advisor
After 3200 km on the bicycle Lukas and Til from Freiburg, Germany, arrived on 3 December at the German Consulate General in Kolkata.
German bike tourists in Kolkata
Consul General Schmiedchen visited SMS India Ltd. in Bhubaneswar. SMS will employ 400 in its new plant. Another German showcase project in East India!
Visit to SMS Bhubaneswar
Lake Gardens Women and Children Development Center
The Lake Gardens Women and Children Development Center, an Indo-German NGO in South Kolkata supports some 400 children of under privileged families between the age of 3 and 18 years with remedial classes. It also offers vocational training to women. The German Consulate General Kolkata has supported the LGWCDC with a grant that was used to renovate the premises and give the children a safe and clean environment.
On 10 November, representatives of the diplomatic corps and the Government of West Bengal laid wreaths in honour of war victims.
Wreath laying ceremony
Power generator for health centre
For Holy Redeemer Health Centre Chumukedima in Nagaland German Consulate General Kolkata has procured a power generator and constructed also the shed of the said generator. People from about 20 surrounding villages come to this health centre for medical assistance.
Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media
Tongam Rina, journalist from Arunachal Pradesh, is one of the recipients of this year's German "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media".
On 1.11.2013, Consul General Schmiedchen visited the NGO Gandhi Vichar Parishad in Bankura. The NGO empowers women with income generating programs such as manufacturing of work gloves, bronze casting, textile production.
Visit to Gandhi Vichar Parishad
Visit to VECC
Nuclear scientists of Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC) Kolkata have close working relationship with the German research scientists of FAIR in Darmstadt. In picture: Consul General Schmiedchen with VECC Director Dr. Srivastava on 25th October at VECC.
German Consulate General Kolkata sponsored a solar energy operated water reservoir project in Baikantapur/ Sundarbans in South 24 Parganas for a village Maternity Home. The project was the brain child of renowned alternative energy specialist S P Gon Chaudhuri. Consul General Schmiedchen inaugurated it on 22 Oct 2013.
Solar energy operated water reservoir in Sundarbans
The “Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media” 2013 goes to the Indian journalist Tongam Rina. Since 2001, the Media Foundation Leipzig awards its “Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media” to journalists, publishers and institutions who show a strong personal commitment to the freedom and future of the media. The prize is also intended to keep alive the memory of the Peaceful Revolution of October 9, 1989 in Leipzig, when protesters demanded “a free press for a free country.”
Congratulations Tongam Rina
The team of the German Consulate and Wacker Ltd. "bless" South Calcutta Trekkers flag to be taken to Mount Gangotri III in the Himalayas.
Expedition to Mount Gangotri III