German Consulate General Kolkata

Student Group from Ranchi

Visit of the Student Group from Ranchi

Recently a student’s group from Ranchi visited the German Consulate General Kolkata. They will soon visit  Germany for an inter-cultural exchange and development programme through the Gossner Evangelical Lutheran Church (GELC), Ranchi, Jharkhand. The students not only greeted the entire team of the German Consulate in the traditional Adivasi style “Santal community”, but also gave a presentation of their traditional dance. Followed by a  lively discussion the group got a chance to further acquaint themselves with German traditions.

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

Consul General Iversen gets a warm welcome at ‘German Doctors’ in Howrah

Visit to ‘German Doctors‘

Maiden visit of the Consul General Iversen and some of his new staff to ‘German Doctors’, who have been working in India since last 32 years. The German delegation got firsthand information on the daily activities of the Indian and German staff at the dispensary at Foreshore Road, the Howrah Tuberculosis Hospital for men, the facility for women suffering from tuberculosis and the Tuberculosis Hospital for Children. Apart from visiting the ward dedicated to children's nutrition program in the children's hospital, they were also informed about the activities of the partner organization, Howrah South Point. The visitors were deeply impressed by the dedication and commitment of all the employees there. 

ReDiscover Germany - Higher Education & Beyond

ReDiscover Germany – Higher Education & Beyond

On Saturday, 5 September 2015, 09:30hrs,  At Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, 8 Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata,  Register on www.daaddelhi.org 

Order of Merit to Mrs. Monika Naik

German Order of Merit to Mrs. Monika Naik

The German Federal President has awarded Mrs. Monika Naik of Bantra St Thomas Home Welfare Society in Howrah with the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. On 10 July Consul-General Rainer Schmiedchen handed over the Order of Merit to Mrs. Naik. For long time she has been the anchor woman of St. Thomas' co-operation with the "German Doctors" aimed at fighting tuberculosis in West Bengal and East India.

NGO visit

Visit to Gandhi Vichar Parisad in Bankura

Team members of the German Consulate General Kolkata visited the Gandhi Vichar Parisad NGO in Bankura which was financed under the Micro Project Scheme. The aid was given to empower women by providing them vocational training and helping them earn their livelihood.

Visit to Geological Survey of India

Visit to Geological Survey of India in Kolkata

Anne Herms, who recently joined the Consulate General for a practice course, met officers of the Geological Survey of India, Kolkata, and learned in a session on the regional geology that earthquake hazard in Kolkata is currently moderate.

Micro Projct Mallabpur

Micro Projects 2015

Mallabpur People Rural Development Society in South-24 Parganas, West Bengal, who has been given financial assistance under the micro project scheme of the German Consulate General Kolkata, is already ahead of the schedule and the construction is going on in full swing. The aid was given to construct a solid roof for the school building to improve the learning conditions of the children. Learn more about our micro projects:  http://www.india.diplo.de/Vertretung/indien/en/04__Kolkata/04__04__Kolkata__Microprojects/seite__micro__projects.html

Ranchi visit

Indo-German Sports Relationship

Jharkhand Sports Minister Amar Kumar Bauri, Deputy Consul General Rosemarie E Hille, Indian sports icons, local coaches and school children took part in the 1st Meeting of International Trainers Course (ITK) Alumni of India in Ranchi. ITK, funded by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of ‪‎Germany‬ in cooperation with the German University Leipzig, implements one of the foreign cultural and educational policies of the German Government, namely to support sports in other countries...

Miners lamp Handover

Schmiedchen awarded with the “Golden Miner’s Lamp” by VDMA

The German Engineering Federation (VDMA) represents the finest German skills and technologies in mining and metal technologies worldwide. The head office of VDMA India is in Kolkata. Mr. Rajesh Nath, director VDMA India, awarded the “Golden Miner’s lamp” on 22 May 2015 to Consul-General Rainer Schmiedchen for his contributions in promoting the Indo-German co-operation in the field of mining.

Asian Confluence Conference

Visit to Shillong: Asian Confluence Conference

Consul-General Rainer Schmiedchen visited the organisation ‘Asian Confluence’ in Shillong, Meghalaya on 17.05.2015 and took part in their conference on the topic of Vocational Training according to the German dual system.

Sports donation to St. Thomas’ Boys’ School

Sports donation to St. Thomas’ Boys’ School

Consul General Rainer Schmiedchen handed over a sports donation for football to underprivileged pupils of the St. Thomas’ Boys’ School in Kidderpore, Kolkata. Since 1789 St. Thomas’ Boys’ School in Kidderpore has been working relentlessly to provide an excellent education to children of all communities. “Children who go in for sports together will not fight each other later on”, said Consul General Schmiedchen.  

Rabindranath Tagore in Berlin

Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore

May 7 commemorates the birth of Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), the great poet, philosopher, social reformer, dramatist, and musician of Calcutta, India. Rabindra Jayanti is among the most important festivals for people in West Bengal. Cultural shows, plays, drama and poetry recitations are organized in institutes like Jorasanko Thakurbari and Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata in memory of the great poet...

Indo-German cooperation in Research and Science Education

Indo-German cooperation in Research and Science Education

Deputy Consul General Rosemarie E Hille and DAAD Research Ambassador in Kolkata Prof Amitava Gupta introduced Germany’s academic landscape to students of IISER Kolkata...

Foreign Minister Steinmeier met PM Modi in Berlin

Berlin Visit of PM Modi

Foreign Minister Steinmeier met PM Modi in Berlin: Excellent bilateral ties in politics, economy and culture.

PM Modi and Chancellor Merkel in Hannover

India and Germany seek deeper ties

Prime Minister Modi and Chancellor Merkel call for closer commercial cooperation between India and Germany at the inauguration of the Hannover Messe 2015

Hannover Messe - Make in India
Acting Consul General IIT Guwahati Visit

Enhancing bilateral ties in Higher Education

Deputy Consul General Rosemarie E. Hille reiterated the strengthening of the Indo-German Cooperation in the field of Higher Education and Research on her visit to IIT Guwahati. She also stressed Germany’s commitment to excellence in education and teaching while interacting with students and faculty...

Seminar on Studies in Germany

Seminar on Higher Education in Germany

Deputy Consul General Rosemarie E Hille and DAAD Research Ambassador in Kolkata Prof Amitava Gupta spoke to the students of Presidency University on the prospects of Higher Education in Germany. The talks were followed by a lively interactive session with the students. 

Trio d'Anches concert

A beautiful evening to remember!

The audience was mesmerized by the performance of Trio d’Anches from Germany and the fusion between them and Kolkata Music Academy. It was a musical evening where ‘Beethoven met Tagore’.

Trio d' Anches Concert

Trio d' Anches to perform in Kolkata on 4th April

On invitation from German Diplomatic Missions in India, Trio d'Anches, a trio from Germany, is performing in Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Pune & Goa from 2nd to 6th April 2015.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier responds to plane crash in southern France

Germany in shock by plane crash

Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier, Federal Transport Minister Dobrindt & Chancellor Merkel express their shock at the news, visit crash site.

German Consulate Cup 2015

GCC 2015

The German Consulate General in Kolkata presents an International Football Tournament,  the “German Consulate Cup 2015” at CC&FC ground on Sunday, 15 March 2015, from 09:00 am to 02:00 pm.  German companies, local football clubs, NGOs and participants from expat community will be playing in 12 teams against each other. The aim is to celebrate and further deepen the existing Indo-German relations. For live feeds and pictures on the event check our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GermanConsulateGeneralKolkata).

Visit to Gandhi Ashram School Kalimpong

Visit to Gandhi Ashram School in Kalimpong

Congratulations to Gandhi Ashram School in Kalimpong for inaugurating its new campus. Gandhi Ashram School is active in the field of healthcare, nurse training and schooling with special impetus on music. Christians from Germany, Switzerland and German Consulate General Kolkata support the project.

Visit to Tatanagar

Visit to Tatanagar

Consul-General Rainer Schmiedchen accompanied by Mr. Nath (VDMA) and Mrs. Pandey (Indo German Chamber of Commerce, IGCC) visited ‘Tatanagar’. He was not only impressed by the giant Tata steel plant which belongs to the root of Indian industrialization but also by the good ongoing relations between Germany and India.

Comic Magazine Launch

Comic Magazine Launch

Vocational Training is the main theme of the comic “Priya and Ashok in Europe” which was launched by Consul-General Rainer Schmiedchen, Smita Pandit Chakraborty (Phoenix Conveyer Belts), Sabina Pandey (Indo-German Chamber of Commerce) and Sandip Roy.

Hannover Fair 2015

Come to Hannover Messe 2015!

Come to Hannover Messe 2015! India will be the focus country. PM Modi and Chancellor Merkel will jointly open the fair on 12th April 2015. Come and find the right German partners to ‘Make in India’.

SPJS visit

SPJS students’ visit

On 6 January 2015 the students of the Statesman print journalism school visited the German Consulate General. The school is supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. Consul-General Schmiedchen discussed the questions of German foreign policy and the current state of Indo-German relations with them.

Meeting with Pupils

Meeting with Pupils

For the third time the students and teachers from Kaufmännische Schule, Aalen in Germany are visiting their Indian counterparts from the Laxmipath Singhania Academy in Kolkata. Consul-General Rainer Schmiedchen was very impressed with the cultural programme and the active students who discussed topics like international politics.

AGM of Indo-German Chamber of Commerce

AGM Meet of Indo-German Chamber of Commerce

Indo-German Chamber of Commerce is the largest bilateral trade chamber for Germany worldwide. Annual General Meeting confirmed the leading position of German investors in East India.

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day

Human Rights are one of the most important issue of the German Foreign Policy.

New German factory in Khurda

New German factory in Khurda

Orissa’s CM Naveen Patnaik and German CG Rainer Schmiedchen at the opening of a new German factory in Khurda (Bhubaneswar). The plant is the biggest German investment in East-India since 2010; it will supply equipment for Steel plants in India, to enable environmentally friendly production. 

Martin Brandtner - Donation of his books

Martin Brandtner - Donation of his books

On the occasion of the second death anniversary of Dr. Martin Brandtner, an eminent archaeologist and historian, on 26 November 2014, German Consul-General Schmiedchen handed over the first part of the late Dr. Brandtner's book collection to the Eastern Zone Records Centre of the National Archives of India, Bhubaneswar... 

Visit to Shining Eyes

Visit to Shining Eyes NGO

Vice-Consul Schwarm of the German Consulate-General Kolkata visited the NGO Shining Eyes in Shantiniketan. Support has been given to the NGO to construct tube wells in remote villages which so far lack sufficient water supply.

Freedom Walk

Freedom Walk in Kolkata

Celebrating one of the happiest days of the German people - the Consulate staff and the children from several schools of Kolkata came together for a ‘Freedom Walk’ on 07 November 2014 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.  

Visit to Agarpara Jute Mill

Visit to Agarpara Jute Mill

Consul-General Rainer Schmiedchen met workers and the trade union members of the Agarpara Jute Mill, Kamarhati. He also learnt more on the good working conditions of the Jute mill workers.

Equipment Handover at Calcutta University

Handover at Calcutta University

IT equipment donated by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation was handed over to Prof. Abhijit Bhattacharyya and his research fellows of the Physics Department, University of Calcutta.

Durga Puja Pandal

Happy Durga Puja

The German Consul General Rainer Schmiedchen and his team wish Happy and Safe Durga Puja to everyone. Our favourite Pandal this year is at Gurdaha Nutan Pally, Shyamnagar, on the theme of the “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”.

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj at the Nalanda University

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj at Nalanda University

On 19th September, the Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj formally inaugurated the 2014-16 academic session of the new Nalanda University. The old Nalanda University once attracted scholars from all over Asia and contributed to make Buddhism one of the most important religions in the world.

Micro Project with Shining Eyes

Micro Project with Shining Eyes

The German Consulate is pleased to announce that a Micro Project contract with Shining Eyes of Shantiniketan has been signed yesterday. The support will be given to construct three tube wells in remote villages which so far lack sufficient water supply.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier

German Foreign Minister in India

German Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited New Delhi from September 6 to 8, 2014. During his visit, the Foreign Minister held discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

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