German Consulate General Kolkata

Equipment Handover at Calcutta University

Equipment 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.

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

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

FIFA 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.

Meet with Federation of India Exports Organisation

Meet with The Federation of Indian Exports Organisations

On 22 May Consul General Rainer Schmiedchen met the Federation of Indian Exports Organisations in a very interesting interactive session at Bengal Club.

Meet with Calcutta Chamber of Commerce

Meet with Calcutta Chamber of Commerce

On 20 May Consul General Rainer Schmiedchen addressed the members of the Calcutta Chamber of Commerce, perhaps the oldest but in any case one of the most active trade chambers in Asia . Main issues discussed were economic co-operation in high-tech and vocational training.  

Indo-German Business Conclave

Indo-German Business Conclave

On 15th May, a very successful Indo-German Business Conclave was organised by VDMA and ASSOCHAM. Consul General Rainer Schmiedchen was impressed by the high esteem that German companies enjoy. The interest of the Press was also overwhelming.

Living Hope

Living Hope at Taldi

The First floor of the existing school building run by Living Hope at Taldi, South 24 Parganas has been built with the sponsorship of the German Consulate General Kolkata. Vocational training courses on tailoring and computer are conducted by the NGO Living Hope in the newly-built classrooms on the first floor.

"ArtsAcre" at New Town, Kolkata

ArtsAcre in 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.

Tongam Rina

Welcome back Tongam Rina

Welcome back to Tongam Rina, a courageous young journalist from Arunachal Pradesh, one of the recipients of German "Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media" of 2013, who on an invitation by the "Hamburg Foundation" spent one year for working and recovering in Germany.

Bicentenary celebrations of the Indian Museum

Indian Museum in 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. 

Prof. Pulak Sengupta addressing the guests

Annual Alumni meeting

Prof. Pulak Sengupta addressed all German research scholarship recipients at our annual Alumni meeting on 30 Jan in the Consulate General.  

Consul General with Jharkhand's Chief Minister Hemant Soren

Visit to Jharkhand

Jharkhand's Chief Minister Hemant Soren interested in co-operating with Germany in education and vocational training. 

Mahabodhi Temple and Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya

Visit to Mahabodhi Temple

The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya - jointly looked after by Buddhist and Hindu representatives of Bodh Gaya Temple Management Committee.

Consul General Schmiedchen at Kolkata Tea Auction House

Visit to Kolkata Tea Auction House

Germany is the world’s biggest market for top-quality tea; Consul General Schmiedchen visits Kolkata Tea Auction House. 

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FIFA fever in Kolkata

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