Ambassador Michel Steiner at Bodh Gaya in Bihar

'No legal issues, Germans will be happy to promote Hindi'

In an interview with The Economic Times’s Ritika Chopra, German Ambassador to India, Michael Steiner, speaks about how similarities between German and Sankrit make it easier for Indian kids to learn German and points out why Indian students benefit from learning German. The Ambassador also emphasises the relevance of PM Modi’s visit to Germany for Hannover Messe in April 2015.

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(From L to R) German historian & WW I expert, Prof. Dr. Sönke Neitzel, Manoj Joshi, Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation & eminent Indian historian, Mr. Pushpinder Singh

Germany and India commemorate World War I

On Friday, 21 November, German historian Prof. Dr. Sönke Neitzel teamed up with eminent Indian historian, Mr. Pushpinder Singh, to present new perspectives and a fresh analysis of the events of 1914 at the Observer Research Foundation. The subsequent discussion centered on the Indian and German war experience and the different narratives of war memory in both countries.

Ambassador Steiner meets Sanskrit Shikshak Sangh leaders

German Ambassador Michael Steiner met with Sanskrit Shikshak Sangh (SSS) president, D.K. Jha, Dr. V. Dayalu, General Secretary of SSS, and Tulsi Ram Meena, Co-Secretary of SSS, on Wednesday, 19 November.  Educationist Dinanath Batra was also present at the meeting at the invitation of SSS. Ambassador Steiner and SSS leaders discussed the close relations between Sanskrit and German. The SSS leaders showed support for the Ambassador’s idea to organize a conference on the Indo-Germanic Language Family. Ambassador Steiner has, repeatedly, expressed his respect for Sanskrit. The Indian Express published the speech he made as guest of honour of the 'Sanskrit Heritage Caravan' in February 2013.

Germany's Maximilian Metzger and India's Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan during the 10th meeting of Indo-German Committee on Science & Technology

Germany, India enhance ties in the field of science & higher education

In order to further strengthen Indo-German ties in the field of science and higher education, a senior delegation from the German Federal Ministry of Education & Research (BMBF), is visiting India from November 17 to 21.

Artists from Germany teach students how to 'hip-hop'

'Hip-hop' project comes to Delhi

From November 22nd-28th, five artists from Berlin, Dresden and Frankfurt representing the 'Berlin Massive' will travel to Delhi to launch a set of comprehensive workshops along with their Indian collaborator Empowerment and local artists.

Rajesh Khullar, Joint Secretary (BC), Department of Economic Affairs , Ministry of Finance, GOI & Andreas Gies Director General Development Cooperation worldwide, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Germany commits record amount for development cooperation with India

On behalf of the Government of Germany, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) held the annual negotiations on development cooperation with the Government of India in Bonn on 13-14 November 2014. Germany agreed to provide India with new commitments worth INR 9,363.9 Crores, a new record level for bilateral Technical and Financial Cooperation.

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German Ambassador attended the opening of restored Chausath Khamba

German Ambassador inaugurates restored Chausath Khamba

On Sunday, November 16, German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner inaugurated the restored 17th century Mughal-era tomb Chausath Khamba in New Delhi’s Nizamuddin area. The ceremony was followed by a Qawwali performance by Humsar Hayat Nizami & group.

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Ambassador Michael Steiner hosted the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award ceremony

Ambassador Michael Steiner hosted Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award

A little taste of the Oscars at Ambassador Michael Steiner’s Residence Garden: Two Indian NGOs received the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Awards for their outstanding commitment to making their cities more livable and helping their fellow citizens.

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Indian professionals are Making It In Germany

Indian professionals 'Make It In Germany'

The regional IT network of Aachen - REGINA, which consists of around 100 companies from the IT and electrical engineering fields organised the annual ‘Nacht der Unternehmen’ from 3-7 November 2014 in Aachen, Germany. Along with a job fair, ‘Nacht der Unternehmen’ provides a unique opportunity for professionals to come in contact with potential employers and industry partners in the region.

Ambassador Steiner meets Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi

Ambassador Steiner meets Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi

On Monday, 10th November 2014, German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner hosted Indian Nobel Peace Prize laureate 2014 Kailash Satyarthi at his Residence. Mr. Satyarthi is the Chairperson of the Global March Against Child Labour and Founder of the NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan.

German Ambassador Michael Steiner taking out a piece of the Wall.

Celebrating 25 years of Fall of the Wall

Today, we celebrate 25 years of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, surely the most auspicious day in Germany’s history. On 9th November 1989, the Wall was brought down by the peaceful revolution of the East German people.

On the Day of German Unity, our National Day, the German Embassy New Delhi showcased the Fall of the Wall and the new modern Berlin at the garden of the Residence of Ambassador Michael Steiner.

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Ambassador Steiner addressing the guests at the Concert held on 23rd September 2014

German Embassy relief projects for Kashmir: an update

In continuation to its efforts of bringing relief to the flood victims, the German Embassy New Delhi has distributed the remaining funds that had been donated by the guests of the Concert for Kashmir held on 23rd September in the garden of Ambassador Michael Steiner's Residence.

Charity Concert for Kashmir: Expression of Solidarity & Support

Charity Concert for Kashmir / One Crore target exceeded!

The German Embassy hosted a Charity Concert for Kashmir at the garden of Ambassador Michael Steiner’s Residence on Tuesday evening. Santoor legend Bhajan Sopori and Maestro Abhay Sopori, along with young Sufi singer Ragini Rainu performed in front of a large audience offering a sublime musical experience.

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What's Up Germany launches a special Berlin edition.

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