60yrs Indo-German Celebration-Book Release & Painting Exhibition

On 24 March 2022, the visit of the German Ambassador Walter J. Lindner along with his delegates at Delhi Public School, Ranchi, marked the revitalisation of the more than 60 year-long Indo-German Cooperation for sustainable development and energy conservation. The delegates included Christiane Hieronymus, Head of Economic Cooperation & development as well as Consulate General Manfred Auster.

In 2019, the Indo-German Energy Programme developed, designed and implemented an awareness campaign for children and youth to celebrate 60 years of Indo-German Development Cooperation. GIZ recognises the value of investing in the young ones and instilling the values and principles of sustainable development in young India to speed up the country’s transition to sustainable development. Under this awareness campaign, a school-level painting competition on the theme of sustainable development and neighbourhood activities was organised. More than 10,000 students from over 500 schools participated in the painting competition. 

The event marked the re-exploration of this 60 year long Indo-German partnership, which started through the painting competition and neighbourhood activities on sustainable development. The day was marked with the rhythmic welcome chorus by the students, a walk-in painting exhibition and a booklet release. The paintings were the perfect exhibit of the artistic take on the commitment toward sustainable development and energy conservation initiation through relentless Indo-German Cooperation. #catchthemyoung

Ambassador Walter J. Lindner expressed his concern about growing global warming and how it can harm the natural habitat. He also expressed the continuation of this Indo-German Collaboration. The booklet released on this event documented this partnership and strives to illustrate activities undertaken within the context of the 60-years celebration programme and to foster the objective of sustainable development and energy conservation. 

The Principal of the school Dr. Ram Singh also conveyed extreme delight about partnering with GIZ in nurturing and sensitising young citizens and in equipping them to make the planet a better place than what it is today.

For further information please contact Mr. Nitin Jain at nitin.jain(at)giz.de.