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German Ambassador to India, Dr. Martin Ney with Conductor Piotr Borkowski and members of the Symphony Orchestra of India at NCPA
Dr. Ney performs at the NCPA - October 19, 2016
The SOI (Symphony Orchestra of India) Chamber Orchestra presented Conductor Piotr Borkowski together with the German Ambassador to India, Dr. Martin Ney, an accomplished flautist in his own right on October 19 at the Experimental Theatre, NCPA at 7:00 p.m. Together they enthralled the audiences with the magic of Mendelssohn, Haydn, Nielsen and Grieg.
Consul General meets with representatives from the DWIH, October 13, 2016
Consul General Dr. Morhard, for the first time after assuming office, met with representatives of the German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH). He received a briefing about the existing programs and discussed the opportunities for further promoting the Indo German cooperation in the areas of research and academic exchanges in Maharashtra.
The DWIH is a joint endeavour of the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research to intensify international cooperation. In India, the DWIH is a consortium of 15 member organizations such as DAAD, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce to name a few.
Consul General Dr Morhard visits Indo-German Training Centre, October 6, 2016
Consul General Dr Jürgen Morhard met students and staff of the Indo-German Training Centre (IGTC), a unique project established by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) in 1991. He engaged in an active discussion with the two freshmen classes of the IGTC, that have recently commenced their 18-month Post Graduate Programme in Business Administration. After the introduction, Dr Morhard discussed the details and merits of the programme modelled on the German Dual Education System, with the Director General of the IGCC, Mr Bernhard Steinrücke, and the IGTC’s Director, Ms Radhieka Mehta.
In keeping with the tradition of the past, this year too the German Consulate General celebrated the Day of German Unity on the 3rd of October with the friends and well-wishers of Germany. Hosts Consul General Dr. Jürgen Morhard along with his wife, Petra welcomed more than 600 guests, which included members from the political, cultural, educational and business communities alike.
Consulate General celebrates the Day of German Unity, October 3, 2016
Consul General Dr Jürgen Morhard awarded students of the DSB International School Mumbai for their German language knowledge, September 19, 2016
Consul General Dr Jürgen Morhard handed out the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) certificates and German Language Diploma to students of the DSB International School Mumbai. For their engagement the motivated students received some small gifts. Following the handing over Dr Morhard visited the school and the new classrooms on the top floor.
German Consulate Mumbai receives foreign investor handbook at Bombay Stock Exchange
In an official ceremony at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on September 2, 2016, Consul Klaus Bormann received the German language version of the new BSE investor handbook „Easing Access to India“. The handbook intends to be a first guidance for foreign portfolio investors and was released in eight languages. The event was attended by Ashish Chauhan (Managing Director and CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange), Praveen Garg (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Government of India), and Ananta Barua (Executive Director, Investment Management, Securities and Exchange Board of India).
For the text of the handbook click here:
Foreign Investor Handbook
Deputy Consul General attends Press Conference on South West Germany
On 28th July Deputy Consul General Ms. Gabriele Boner attended the Press Conference on South West Germany. Indian travelers to the region still hold the record for the highest number of overnights of 5.3 days and the number of visitors has gone up by 5% to 13,126 during the period Jan – May 2016.
Press Release on Tourism in South West Germany [pdf, 221.17k]
On Monday, May 23rd, 2016, Sister Hermanelde, working in Mumbai’s Holy Spirit Hospital since 1963, was awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit by Consul General Michael Siebert at his residence. Sister Hermanelde is a member of the Catholic Order of the “Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit” (SSpS).
Order of Merit conferred on Sister Hermanelde
The German Consulate General invited to a film screening for the world premiere of the documentary “Good thoughts, good words, good deeds - the conductor Zubin Mehta”, a film by German film director and producer Bettina Ehrhardt. Both the director and Bombay-born Maestro Mehta were present at the very special event.
Good thoughts, Good Works, Good Deeds - The Conductor Zubin Mehta
At “Maritime India Summit 2016”, the newly established Indian Port Rail Corporation Limited and DB Engineering & Consulting (part of German railways Deutsche Bahn AG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding. They will cooperate on the modernization of rail port connectivity and port rail facilities of 25 Indian ports. The summit was opened by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Germany and India cooperate on railway connectivity of Indian ports
Consul General Michael Siebert was in Pune on March 17, 2016 for an event titled 'FrankfurtRheinMain: Your preferred Business Destination in Germany' as the Chief Guest as well as a panelist. The event was organized by the FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH together with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). It was well attended by representatives of over 50 companies ranging from the fields of IT/Software, Engineering, Pharma/Biotech to the Automotive industry, amongst others. These were companies looking to expand their businesses in Germany and wished to inform themselves of reasons on choosing the FrankfurtRheinMain region.
Consul General Siebert participates in an event in Pune promoting the FrankfurtRheinMain region as a business destination
Consul General Michael Siebert attended the Convocation Ceremony of the 2014-16 batch of the Indo-German Training Centre (IGTC) on February 25, 2016. The IGTC offers students an 18 month Post Graduate Course in Business Administration, based on the German Dual Education System.
Consul General attends the IGTC Convocation Ceremony
Parliamentary State Secretary (Psts) of the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Uwe Beckmeyer, and the German Ambassador to India, Dr Martin Ney, together with the German Consul General in Mumbai, Michael Siebert, participated in the launch of the 'Make in India' Week showing Germany's support for the campaign on their visit to Mumbai from 13th to 15th February.
The Festival of Nations is a whole community event at the American School of Bombay, celebrating cultural diversity. This year about 20 German students represented our country in the traditional nations parade at the ASB Secondary Campus. Germans are one of the biggest national communities at ASB.
Colourful Germany at American School's "Parade of Nations"
Welcome Ms. Wetz-Kubach, Farewell Mr. Pechatscheck!
The Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan bid farewell to Mr. Karl Pechatscheck, who was heading the institute on an interim basis since early 2015. Present at the occasion were collaborators and partners of MMB, teachers, past and present students, artists and people from the business fraternity.
Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Pune is a premier institute in the culturally rich city of Pune and contributes greatly not only to promoting the German language but also fosters the Indo-German cultural relations. With around 3,600 course participants and approximately 11,000 exams conducted annually in 2015, the MMB forms an integral part of the language as well as cultural life in Pune.
Mr. Pechatscheck is succeeded by Ms. Heidi Wetz-Kubach as the new Director of the insitute and is expected to take over the reins of MMB for the next few years. Addressing the guests present at the occasion, Consul General Siebert wished the new team a good start and expressed his support and cooperation to a continued fruitful collaboration enjoyed by the Consulate General and MMB. The evening also saw a Sufi performance by Jasleen Aulakh.
We wish Mr. Pechatscheck luck in all his future endeavours.
Consul General Siebert participates in Panel Discussion at the IMC, January 16, 2016
On Thursday, January 14th, 2016, Consul General Michael Siebert, together with 5 other Consuls General participated in a panel discussion at the Indian Merchant’s Chamber (IMC). The “Slowdown of Global Economy – Implications and International Perceptions for India” was discussed intensely with representatives of Germany, Sweden, Israel, France, Canada and Hungary as panelists. The debate was moderated by Mr. Shailesh Haribhakti, Group Chairman, DH Consultants Pvt. Ltd. & Past President of the IMC. The substantive presentations were met with great interest as was evident from the lively discussion among experts and the audience at the end of the event, where personal views and opinions of India’s current role in the global economy were presented and discussed.
Student delegation from the Duale Hochschule Baden Württemberg visits Mumbai, January 14, 2016
On Thursday, January 14th, 2016, the German Consulate General welcomed a delegation of students from the ‘Duale Hochschule Baden Württemberg’ in Germany, who visited India in order to explore the country and potential business opportunities. As part of their curriculum the students have to train at a German company that is presently engaged in business relations with India. This visit was the optimal occasion for the students to experience Indo-German relations first-hand and granted them the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into the functioning of the German Consulate General in Mumbai.