Exhibtion on German Energiewende

The travelling exhibition “The German Energiewende” is back in India from October 2019 to January 2020! Commissioned by the German Federal Foreign Office, it has been shown in more than 30 countries worldwide so far. Due to the initiative of the German Consul General in Bengaluru, the Indo-German Energy Forum Support Office (IGEF-SO) was given responsibility to present the exhibition at several academic institutions in South India.

Currently the exhibition is in Mumbai. From 13 to 18 January 2020 (10am to 6pm), you are very welcome to visit it at the Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT University Mumbai and from 20 to 25 January, it will be shown at Somaiya College.

The travelling exhibition explains the path Germany is taking in its approach towards a sustainable energy supply, based on energy efficiency and renewable energies. With the energy transition, Germany’s ambitious plan is to adopt an energy policy which is more secure, affordable and sustainable. The exhibition, with its illustrative panels, video clips and a touch screen for quiz questions, reveals startling facts about Germany’s journey towards a sustainable future. Did you know that by 2022 Germany will shut down all Nuclear Power Plants? More interesting facts, experts on the topic and a visual treat for all visitors will await you at the travelling exhibition.

 

From 9th to 12th October 2019, the “German Energiewende Exhibition” stopped by in Cochin, at the Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology. Hereafter, it was shown at the campus of the Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering, Bengaluru, from 18th to 25th October 2019. Next station was Christ University from 11th to 14th November.

The venues were inaugurated in the presence of the German Consulate General in Bengaluru, Ms. Margit Hellwig-Boette (Consul General) and Mr. Karl Ehlerding (Vice Consul General), as well as representatives from the respective academic institutions, Dr. Mathew Vattathara, Director of the Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology, Prof. Dr. M. A. Lourdu Antony Raj, Vice Director of the R.V. College of Engineering and Prof. Dr. Jose CC, Pro Vice Chancellor of Christ University.

Besides, Mr. Satyaki Raghunath, Chief Strategy and Development Officer of the Bangalore International Airport and Dr. M. P. Shyam, Managing Director of Akshaya Motors / Mercedes Benz attended the inaugural event at the R.V. College. At Christ University, Mr. Ricky Kej, Musician and Ambassador for UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (UNESCO-MGIEP) held a keynote address, followed by a panel discussion with the topic “Who is in charge of saving the planet?”.

During the event, about 1400 visitors (Rajagiri School), 2500 visitors (R.V. College) and 1200 visitors (Christ University) enjoyed the exhibition. Guided tours for all students and interested persons, e.g. from academic institutions and the business sector, were offered by Mr. Elios Sprung from the IGEF-SO. Side events like quizzes, competitions and project presentations from student groups attracted even more people and enabled the exhibition to be part of a lively and exciting overall program.

From 18th to 23rd November, the exhibition was shown at the National Centre for Biological Science (NCBS) Bengaluru on behalf of the Science Gallery.

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