Source: India Today, 23.09.2011
The year of Germany in India commenced on Friday amid much fanfare and rhythmic resonance as India’s star percussionist Sivamani and Germany’s solo percussionist Christoph Haberer came together for an open-air concert titled, ‚Infinite Rhythms‘, at Nehru Park in New Delhi.
The fifteen-month programme series titled „Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities“ was jointly inaugurated by Minister of State of the German Federal Foreign Office Cornelia Pieper, German Ambassador to India Thomas Matussek, Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Committee of German Business (APA) Peter Loscher and Lt. Governor of Delhi Tejendra Khanna. The event was organised in close cooperation with SPICMACAY and NDMC.
This year, Germany and India celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations. The two nations enjoy a strategic partnership since the year 2000. Over the next 15 months, „Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities“ will showcase the entire spectrum of the Indo-German strategic partnership in the spheres of politics, business, culture, education, science and research.
Some more reports:
- ‚Infinite opportunities‘ to celebrate 60 years of Indo-German ties (Times of India, 23.09.2011)
- Celebrating India – Germany ties (ibnlive.in.com, 24.09.2011)