German Consulate General Kolkata
Cross of the Order of Merit to Mr. Rajesh Nath
On behalf of the German Federal President, Consul General Dr. Michael Feiner on October 6th presented Mr. Rajesh Nath, Managing Director – VDMA, German Engineering Federation with the Federal Cross of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz). This high decoration is bestowed on individuals for their achievements in the political, economic, social or intellectual realm. Mr. Nath over many years has contributed substantially in fostering stronger Indo-German economic relations and as an intermediary between the two cultures has positively shaped Indo-German relations in general.
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
At the World Day against Trafficking in Persons on 30th July, German Consulate General Kolkata in association with the NGOs Jabala Research Organisation, Missing and Apne Aap Worldwide organised an event at the Quest mall. The aim was to reach out to a wider audience to raise awareness about this grave issue and to sensitize the people about it.
The main highlight of the afternoon were two dancing flash mobs which were presented by the NGO children at the lobby of the Quest mall. Apart from that, a photo booth corner kept the shoppers busy who showed support by sharing their pledge with us.
The Deputy Consul General Mr. Jürgen Thomas Schrod (German Consulate General Kolkata) was on his maiden visit to Meghalaya, Shillong in July. During the visit he had the opportunity to meet with representatives of the civil society, development aid, politics, media, think-tanks and economy. Mr. Schrod inaugurated a social project from the NGO Bethany Society which was funded by the German Consulate General in Kolkata. With the financial support it was possible to purchase orthopedic shoemaking tools and machinery for a vocational training unit where jobless disabled youth are getting trained. Furthermore...
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.