German Consulate General Kolkata
Visit to the Mallabpur People Rural Development Society NGO
Vice Consul Ms. Grossmann recently visited the NGO Mallabpur People Rural Development Society. The German Consulate General Kolkata provided a grant to the NGO under the Micro Project scheme to build a proper roof for four classrooms of the primary school.
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
Recently, the German-based NGO Terre des Hommes organized a Two-day cultural programme to create awareness of the rights of children affected by poverty, destitution, abandonment, violence and hunger to mark the 40th anniversary of the organization. German Consul General Mr. Olaf Iversen along with Ms. Sabina Pandey, Eastern Regional Director of Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) also took part in the celebrations. Ms. Shashi Panja, Minister of state for women & child welfare and social welfare, was the chief guest of the event.
Visit to Terre des Hommes
This picture was taken on a special occasion when German Ambassador to India Mr. Dirk Oncken visited Kolkata. Interesting fact is that the Consul General Mr. Olaf Iversen (second one from right) is also to be seen in this picture, somewhat younger than today.
Team of the German Consulate General Kolkata 35 years back!
Recently a student’s group from Ranchi visited the German Consulate General Kolkata who would be soon visiting 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 presented their traditional dance form.
Visit of the Student Group from Ranchi
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.
Visit to ‘German Doctors‘
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.
German Order of Merit to Mrs. Monika Naik
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 Gandhi Vichar Parisad in Bankura
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.
Visit to Geological Survey of India in Kolkata
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:
Micro Projects 2015