Germany to showcase its sci-tech progress

Germany will celebrate the 60th anniversary of commencement of its diplomatic relations with India by showcasing scientific, technological and industrial progress made by it to the people of India.

Last Updated: Jan 29, 2011, 13:28 PM IST

Mumbai: Germany will celebrate the 60th
anniversary of commencement of its diplomatic relations with
India by showcasing scientific, technological and industrial
progress made by it to the people of India.

A year-long `Germany in India` project has been
launched to showcase the scientific, technological and
industrial progress made by Germany to the people of
India, German ambassador to India Thomas Matussek said while
speaking to Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan at Raj
Bhavan on Saturday.

Mentioning that German companies have their largest
presence in Maharashtra, the ambassador told the Governor that
an exhibition pavilion to showcase Germany will therefore be
launched in Mumbai in November this year.

The pavilion will then travel to Kolkata, New Delhi,
Chennai, Pune, Bangalore, and Hyderabad, he added.

The pavilion will stay put for two weeks in each of
the seven cities, he said, adding colourful cultural
programmes have also been planned alongside the exhibition.

"Through the exhibition, we want to show Germany as a
partner of India in diverse areas," he said. German companies
in India such as Siemens, Allianz and BASF are supporting the
project, he added.

Asserting that this is not a one sided affair, the
Ambassador told the governor that India will also be
organising a yearlong show `India in Germany` in 2012.

Corporate India has already made inroads in Germany
with Tata Steel, Reliance and Bharat Forge having already
established their base in Germany, he said.

India`s investment in Germany has increased four times
during the last five years, he added.

The ambassador sought help from the Government of
Maharashtra and the Municipal Corporation of Mumbai in putting
up the Germany pavilion in Mumbai.

Thanking the German Ambassador for selecting Mumbai
for the launch of project `Germany in India`, the governor
assured him of fullest cooperation and support from the State
Government and Municipal Corporation.

PTI