February 11, 2019
Celebrating 60 years of Indo-German Development Cooperation, a Touring Exhibition was launched in Delhi in November 2018. As part of the plan the next touring exhibition was organized in Bengaluru in January 2019 and will now further travel to Chennai. The Touring Exhibition will be exhibited in Chennai at the Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan on 13 February 2019.
The exhibition will be inaugurated by Mr. Harmander Singh, IAS, Principal Secretary, Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department, Government of Tamil Nadu and Mr. Michael Wegener, Deputy German Consulate General, Chennai.
Indo-German Development Cooperation laid the roots of its long-standing relationship in 1958. The goal was to achieve sustainable global development and to foster a spirit of progressive partnership and trust. During the course, we’ve hit several milestones like the launch of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1959, the launch and success of the Polio Immunisation Programme in 1996 and the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna in 2008 and setting up a 125-MW solar power plant in Sakri, Maharashtra, to name a few.
More recently, the Government of Germany has been closely working with the Indian Government on various flagship initiatives such as smart cities, rejuvenation of river Ganga, skill development, access to energy in rural areas, climate change adaptation and environment conservation and social security, among others. In course of these fruitful long-standing years of association, The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and other implementing agencies have constantly developed their approach to work towards sustainable global development with India and to foster a spirit of partnership and trust.