The 8th India Week launched Monday (October 28, 2019) with the Hamburg-India Business Day in the Chamber of Commerce. Around 70 events focusing on Indian culture, business, politics and society, science, sport and especially sustainability are being held until November 3, 2019 across Hamburg. Dr. Peter Tschentscher, Mayor of Hamburg, the envoy of the Indian Embassy in Berlin, Paramita Tripathi and CEO of Tata Motors Günter Butschek had earlier opened the week.
Good Hamburg-India relations
Hamburg and India have had traditionally good relations and due to trade. Over 50 Indian enterprises have branches in Hamburg and India hosts 140 Hanseatic companies. The Indian community in Hamburg is large and the University of Hamburg’s Asia-Africa Institute: Culture and History of India and Tibet offers courses in the Hindi language. “India holds onto its traditions and culture. One of the world’s fastest growing economies continues to press ahead eagerly. India Week offers us an opportunity to experience this wonderful, interesting country at over 70 multifaceted events in business, politics and culture,” said Almut Möller, Foreign Affairs Deputy.
Launch of India Week
The senate is holding a reception on Monday evening in Hamburg’s City Hall to celebrate India Week. It is organized by the Senate Chancellery in co-operation with the Ministry of Culture and Media, the German-Indian Round Table, the Chamber of Commerce, Hamburg Invest, the Hamburg Representative Office Mumbai and the Consulate General of the Republic of India.