CELEBRATION TIME – the Germany India Year 2011 – 2012: Infinite Opportunities
You can wish Germany and India a happy birthday this year! Their history goes way back and this year the two countries celebrating their 60th anniversary ofdiplomatic relationship.
A little history lesson before we get to the fun part 🙂
India was the first country to end the state of war with Germany after the Second World War. It was also one of the first countries which recognized Germany as the Federal Republic of Germany and supported the reunification in the 1990s.
Today India and Germany play an important role on the international stage. Challenges of the globalized world are tackled together and for example found common answers to the problems caused by climate change.
In honor of the strong bond between Germany and India a celebration event or better festival is hold. The anniversary is celebrated with a 15 month festival of events in various cities. The title “Germany India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities” presents Germany as a Land of Ideas and encourage German companies as well as Indian companies with ties in Germany or businesses to participate. The goal is to intensify and expand existing relations and cooperation and stimulate the development of new projects.
The series of events are starting this year in September and go on till November 2012. It is thanks to the Federal Foreign Office, the Goethe Institute, the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research that we can be part of this festival and expect a very interesting and nationwide festival.
Angela Merkel and the speaker of India’s Lok Sabha Meira Kumar jointly inaugurated the festival on the evening of the 31st of May.
As a German company SAP will be presented in the Germany India Year with different activities. I coordinate and organize our participation with different departments, teams and hte project organizers of the Germany Year. Stay tuned and learn more about India, Germany and the yearlong party here.