German Consulate General Kolkata
Official handover at IIEST Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
For the official handover of the FTIR Spectrophotometer, which was funded by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, Consul General Olaf Iversen had visited the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST) on 8 June 2017. Apart from Mr Iversen, Prof Ajoy Kumar Ray, Director of IIEST and Dr Mrinal K Bera, a Humboldt fellow, who received a grant of € 19,850 from Humboldt Foundation for procuring this technically advanced Spectrophotometer also spoke at the occasion. After the function, Mr. Iversen visited the lab of the Chemistry Department where the students demonstrated the new instrument.
Welcome to the German Consulate General Kolkata
The 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
The German Consulate General in Kolkata has granted 21000 Euro to the Missing Link Trust for the ‘Swach Gram’ project in Kultali Block, South- 24 Parganas District, West Bengal. The project mission is to improve the public health situation of 500 households in Kultali Block by supporting the construction of 104 toilets. This project intends to become a platform for generating awareness on social issues like public hygiene. Furthermore, it will upgrade the living conditions of the human trafficking survivors and the vulnerable ones mainly women, children and their families by providing proper sanitation facility in this block...
The German Consulate General Kolkata has extended its support for a Project "Greener, Cleaner World - ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE DIALOGUES AND ACTION" in cooperation with the NGO Centre for Contemporary Communication (CCC). The project will focus on creating Environment and Climate Change Dialogues about the Vulnerability of the City of Kolkata, its key factors and major challenges. The German Consulate General has made funds worth 40,000 Euro availabe for the project.
The project aims to create awareness, knowledge and understanding about the climate change issues and various challenges faced among the citizens especially the youth with a medium of documentary, Q&A interactions and projects in schools and colleges. Furthermore, to engage...
Under the 8-month long project ‘SAMPARKA’ to fight against Human Trafficking, funded by the German Consulate General Kolkata, an ‘Adolescent Peer Group Training’ was organized by the NGO ‘Jabala’ on 14 May 2017 with the girls of different villages in Kalchini and Alipurduar-1 blocks of Alipurduar district in West Bengal. Apart from discussing about the rights to have ‘independence’, ‘equal opportunities’, ‘security’, ‘health’ and ‘education’, through presentations with self-drawn charts, roll playing and other group activities 45 girls made the event very lively, thoroughly interactive and informative.
On 06 May 2017 the NGO Jabala organized a ‘Panchayat level sensitization meeting’ on preventing human trafficking at Balti-Nittanandakati Gram Panchayat of Swarupnagar Block/ North 24 Parganas. Enthusiastic students of local high schools and college, school teachers, civic and ICDS-volunteers, village supervisors, local NGOs, religious leader, local political leader, panchayat members and police officers actively participated in the program with discussions and group work.
This ‘Panchayat level sensitization meeting’ ...
Protection of women and the improvement of their human rights situation is the focal point of the human rights policy of the German Government. To further highlight the importance of this issue and to create awareness against Human Trafficking and Slavery, German Consulate General in Kolkata represented by the Deputy Consul General Mr. Jürgen T. Schrod collaborated with Missing Collective artists, Leena Kejriwal and Amogh Lux who addressed the grave issues in a unique way i.e. the team of ‘Missing Collective’ created a Mural Art on the boundary wall of the Consulate General.
The German Consulate General in Kolkata supports CBM India Trust’s project with the NGO Bethany Society in Meghalaya for buying the orthopedic shoemaking tools and machinery for their vocational training unit where the jobless disabled youth will be trained. The vocational training institute will provide the disabled people a chance to undergo a professional training and hence giving them a chance to lead an independent and a better life.
The non-governmental organisation ‘Dr. B.N. Roy Trust’ works for the betterment of the underprivileged children, youth and for the handicapped by providing them free primary and secondary education. The trust also runs a vocational training institute where the young girls and boys get trained in various skills like electrical courses, basic computer education, sewing courses for women among others. The German Consulate General Kolkata has given the financial aid to the NGO under the small scale project scheme.
The German Consulate General Kolkata signed a funding agreement with the NGO Jabala Action Research Organisation aimed at awareness building against Human Trafficking among the people in four districts of West Bengal. The project will be carried out within the next ten months.
On 23rd February, 2017 PHOENIX Extreme Conveyor Belt Solutions opened a brand new Research and Development Center. The facility is located in its own building inside the same premises in Kalyani (near Kolkata) where conveyor belts are already manufactured for many years. The new R & D center will not only serve the Indian operations and clients of the company, but also its operations in other countries in South East Asia. PHOENIX Conveyor Belts...
Consul General Olaf Iversen recently visited Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) in Odisha together with a delegation of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce. The steel plant was originally set up 1956-1961 with German industry delivering and setting up most of the equipment. With its first class steel products RSP quickly became very profitable. It was modernized and enlarged several times. Today it is one of the most modern and efficient steel plants in India and beyond. It has become a landmark of Indo-German Cooperation.
The German Consulate General, represented by Deputy Consul General Jürgen Thomas Schrod, supports Apne Aap by donating a part of the profit of the recent Charity Christmas Market to the NGO. Apne Aap is a grassroot movement to end sex trafficking and related exploitation of women and girls.
Apne Aap is a strong...
An eventful and fun-filled day with the kids of the Pushpa Home and Howrah South Point Hospital in the premises of the German Consulate General Kolkata.
Under the supervision of the umbrella organisation German Doctors these organizations provide free medical treatment to the poor and needy women and children who are suffering from various type of Tuberculosis...
The Annual Alumni Meeting of German research-scholarship-recipients from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and other organizations was held at the German Consulate General Kolkata on 3rd February 2017. Prof Dr Amit Patra of IIT Kharagpur and a former Humboldt fellow was the Guest of Honour and gave a speech on the advantages of direct current as opposed to alternate current.
A delegation from the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia headed by State Secretary Dr. Günther Horzetzky visited Kolkata from 19th to 21st January, 2017 to take part in the Bengal Global Business Summit. Germany was among the four partner countries of this high level event, which was inaugurated by the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee.
The delegation met inter alia with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Finance Minister Dr. Amit Mitra, with the Chairman of Coal India Ltd. and took part in the first ever country session on Germany in Kolkata.