German Consulate General Kolkata

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.

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

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.

MP Birla Planetarium in Kolkata

Carl Zeiss projector for Birla Planetarium

The MP Birla Planetarium in Kolkata will install a new technologically advanced projection system made by German firm Carl Zeiss, to make the viewing experience more fascinating. In 1962 this Planetarium, a prominent landmark in Kolkata, started India’s first astronomical shows in full-dome format. 

Meet with Indo-German Chamber of Commerce Kolkata

Meet with Indo-German Chamber of Commerce Kolkata

Acting German Consul General Ms. Rosemarie E Hille addresses the new members of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce Kolkata on 27 August 2014.  

Consul General with the members of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce

Meet with Bengal Chamber of Commerce

Consul General Rainer Schmiedchen addressing the Bengal Chamber of Commerce. Some of the main issues discussed were: Vocational Training and Energy U-Turn “Energiewende”.

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Micro Project with Gandhi Vichar Parisad

The German Consulate is pleased to announce that a Micro Project contract with Gandhi Vichar Parisad of Bankura has been signed yesterday. The financial support will be given for developing their Vocational Training unit.

Kolkata Music Academy

Sommerfest-concert at German Consulate Kolkata

On the occasion of the International Friendship Day, there will be a Sommerfest-Concert at the German Consulate General in Kolkata on 7th August 2014. Kolkata Music Academy which will perform at the Consulate is one of the finest orchestras in India. Earlier, it was even invited by the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra for the festival “Der Gasteig brummt”.

Dr. Tobias Vogt of “German Doctors” and his dedicated team with Acting Consul General Hille

Visit to German Doctors in Howrah

“German Doctors” (former Ärzte für die Dritte Welt) in association with Howrah South Point runs healthcare projects and tuberculosis clinics in slums in Kolkata, Shibpur and Baruipur. The “German doctors” volunteer for about 6 weeks on a rolling basis and operate in 3 teams each consisting of 2 German doctors and 9 staff. On any working day roughly 500 patients are treated in these regular and mobile charitable dispensaries. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) India is one of the TB burden countries.

Swearing in ceremony of new Governor

Swearing in of Governor of West Bengal

On 25 July 2014, Keshari Nath Tripathi has been sworn in as the Governor of West Bengal. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the council of ministers, senior government officials and high ranking representatives of the Diplomatic Missions in Kolkata including the Acting German Consul General Ms. Rosemarie E Hille were present at the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan.

World Cup Final

Thank you Kolkata, the cradle of Indian Soccer, for supporting us.

Supporters from different parts of the world came together to witness German Football team creating history in Maracana. 

World Cup Final

Football fever has gripped Kolkata and its streets.

We witnessed the frenzy ourselves ahead of the finals. Acting Consul General Rosemarie E. Hille and other football enthusiasts in front of Victoria Memorial.  

Ms. Hille welcomed by Rev. Dr. Menezes at RE-energise: Seminar on Renewable Energy

RE-energise: Seminar on Renewable Energy

On 05 July at “RE-energise”: A State level Seminar on Renewable Energy at Seva Kendra the Acting Consul General Rosemarie E Hille spoke about the opportunities and challenges of the 'German Energiewende – Energy Transition' and highlighted the importance of the Indo-German Energy dialogue. Further information at http://www.india.diplo.de/Vertretung/indien/en/12__Climate__Development__Cooperation/Energy__Sustainability.html

New Governor of West Bengal Dr.D.Y.Patil with chief minister Ms.Mamata Banerjee

Swearing in of Acting Governor of West Bengal

On 04 July 2014, the Governor of Bihar Dr. D Y Patil took charge as Acting Governor of West Bengal. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the council of ministers, Opposition leaders in the Assembly, senior government officials and high ranking representatives of the Diplomatic Missions in Kolkata including the Acting German Consul General Ms. Rosemarie E Hille were present at the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan.

Rabindranath Tagore in Berlin

Rediscovered: Sound file of Rabindranath Tagore’s speech in Berlin

Ninety three years back on 1st June 1921 Rabindranath Tagore, a great Indian poet, novelist, philosopher, ecologist and a Nobel laureate gave a lecture at the Assembly Hall of Berlin’s Friedrich Wilhelm University (Today’s Humboldt University of Berlin). With his speech and his concept of ‘one world’ Tagore mesmerized the audience. The speech and the sound file of the speech respectively at Humboldt University of Berlin, alma mater of Consul General Schmiedchen, has been rediscovered in the University archive.

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Consulate General Kolkata will remain closed on 22.12.2014 due to annual staff excursion.

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