Zweite Deutsche Kulturwoche Goa 2009

 

9. - 13. Dezember 2009

 


Programm        Grussbotschaften        Fotogallerie        Presse


 

                           

        

Wir danken:
Botschaft der BRD in Neu Delhi; Office of the Commissioner for NRI Affairs of Goa; Ministry of Tourism of Goa; Consulate Generalkonsulat der BRD in Mumbai; Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai; Putzmeister Concrete Machines Pvt Ltd, Goa; Zeiss - GKB Hi-Tech Lenses Pvt. Ltd., Goa; Sociedade de Fomento Industrial Pvt Ltd.; Padre Conceicao College of Engineering; Deutsche Welle;
Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V.; Agnel Institute of Food Crafts and Culinary Sciences; Clube Vasco da Gama, Panjim; Aguada Anchorage Resort; Hype Entertainment Services und allen Goanesen und Deutschen, die durch ihre tatkräftige und unentgeltliche Mitarbeit zum Gelingen der Kulturwoche beigetragen haben.


 

 

PROGRAMM

9 December (Wednesday)

Traditional German Home Pastry Class by German ladies
9:00 a.m. - Agnel Institute of Food Crafts and Culinary Sciences, Agnel Ashram, Verna. A morning class that allows you to learn how to make some of the traditional German cakes. Try it at a high-end non-professional pastry class. Previous registration required. Limited number of participants. Please contact.

"Dr. Elisabeth Dessai Prize in the Opportunity for Women and Promoting the Environment"
4:00 p.m. - Clube Vasco da Gama, Panjim. Entry free.
The Ceremony will be presided over by Mr Aleixo Sequeira, Minister for Power and Environment.
In order to promote opportunities for women, especially those belonging to the Goan backward classes, and to take into consideration the environmental issues in Goa, the Indo-German Friendship Society, Goa (IGSG) is proud to announce the institution of two awards for Goan women. The "Dr. Elisabeth Dessai Prize in the Opportunity for Women and Promotion of the Environment" is funded by Dr. Venkatesh Dessai, an eminent Goan surgeon at the Academic Hospital of the University of Düsseldorf, Germany and husband of late Dr. Elisabeth Dessai. Dr. Elisabeth Dessai, a German, was an eminent social writer dealing especially with the problems faced by women in Germany and in Goa and was actively raising her voice in environmental issues. The prize will be awarded every year and is administered by the IGSG.

10 December (Thursday)

Presentation: Alternative System of Medicine - Homoeopathy, its Indo-German Connection
Dr. Indira Noronha e Fonseca, Homoeopathic Physician for Directorate of Health Services (Govt. of Goa)
5:30 p.m. - Clube Vasco da Gama, Panjim. Entry free.

German Films: The Berlin Wall and behind
Feature films and documentaries about the Berlin Wall and the German Democratic Republic (GDR). The screenings will commemorate twenty years of the fall of the Berlin Wall. All films with English subtitles.
Clube Vasco da Gama, Panjim. Entry free.

6:30 p.m. Mein Bruder. We'll meet again. Documentary directed by Thomas Heise, 57 min, 2005
How can you decide to spend the last year of your life with the man who 30 years previously was an informer for the Stasi in East Germany and betrayed your political activities? This is the question posed by this film and the one that Thomas Heise, the director, asks his brother, who now lives in a small French village working as a cook for Micha, the man in question.

7:30 p.m. Good bye, Lenin! Feature film directed by Wolfgang Becker, 120 min, 2003
East Germany, the year 1989: A young man protests against the regime. His mother watches the police arresting him and suffers a heart attack and falls into a coma. Some months later, the GDR does not exist anymore and the mother awakes. Since she has to avoid every excitement, the son tries to set up the GDR again for her in their flat. But the world has changed a lot.

11 December (Friday)

Presentation: Good reasons for studying in Germany
10:30 a.m. - Padre Conceicao College of Engineering, Agnel Technical Education Complex, Verna. Entry free.
What conditions do I have to meet if I want to study in Germany? How can the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD-Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) help to study and doing research work in Germany?
These and other questions will be explained by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Guenter Hommel of the Technical University of Berlin

Conference: Goans in Europe and Europeans in Goa - Cultural Experiences and Identity
3.30 p.m.- Hotel Nova Goa, Panaji
Paulo Neves Pocinho, Consul General of Portugal; Udipta Ray, Secretary, NRI Affairs; Cecilia Menezes, Hon. Consul of Germany; Antonio Dal-Negro, Hon. Consul of Italy; Cesar Menezes, President of G.C.C.I.; John De Silva, Vice-Admiral (Retd.), Chairman Overseas Employment Agency of Goa; Aurobindo Xavier, President, Indo German Friendship Society (Goa); Adelino Rodrigues da Costa, Delegate of Fundação Oriente.
In collaboration with the Office of the Commissioner for NRI Affairs. Commissioner for NRI Affairs, Eduardo Faleiro, will preside. Other distinguished speakers will address the gathering.

German Films: The Berlin Wall and behind (continued)
Clube Vasco da Gama, Panjim

6:00 p.m. Das Leben der Anderen ("The Lives of Others") Feature film directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 137 min, 2005/2006
The horrifying, sometimes unintentionally funny system of observation in the former East Germany. In the early 1980s, the successful dramatist Georg Dreyman and his longtime companion Christa-Maria Sieland, a popular actress, are big intellectual stars in the socialist state, although they secretly don't always think loyal to the party line. One day, the Minister of Culture becomes interested in Christa, so the secret service agent Wiesler is instructed to observe and sound out the couple, but their life fascinates him more and more...

12 December (Saturday)

"German Alumni Meeting" and "TU Berlin (Technical University Berlin) Alumni India Meeting"
10:00 a.m., Visit to the German company Putzmeister Concrete Machines Pvt Ltd, Plot N4, Phase IV, Verna Industrial Estate at the kind invitation of Mr. Schmid-Lindenmeyer, General Manager of Putzmeister, Goa
1:00 p.m., Alumni lunch. Alumnus Mr. Valentino Correia cordially invites the German alumni for lunch in his ancestral house built around 1800 at Velim - Salcete. Dress casual.
This is an opportunity to share information about professional life and a reminder about the great times in Germany. It promises to be a great day and a great networking event! Open to all former students of German Universities and Fachhochschulen. By invitation only. Please contact.

German Films: The Berlin Wall and behind (continued)
Clube Vasco da Gama, Panjim

6:00 p.m. Jeder schweigt von etwas anderem (Last to Know) Documentary directed by Marc Bauder, Dörte Franke, 72 min, 2005/2006
Four former GDR political prisoners, sent to jail for openly opposing the East German Regime, talk about their times of trial and their lives today. Neither they, nor their families, have come to terms with what happened and their offspring show little interest in their ordeals.

7:30 p.m. Der irrationale Rest (The Irrational Remains) Feature film directed by Thorsten Trimpop, 95 min, 2005
In 1987, Suse's boyfriend Matthias flees the GDR with her best friend Susanne. The escape fails. They fall into the hands of the secret police, who try to break their will. It's not until sixteen years later that the three of them meet again. Before the reunion they visit the sites of their youth, their escape, and their imprisonment. They begin to recall their collective past - the only remnant that connects their lives today.

13 December (Sunday)

Roundtable: Language learning in the context of globalisation: The study of European languages in Goa
10:00 a.m. - Clube Vasco da Gama, Panjim. Entry free.
Maria do Céu Barreto, lecturer in the Dept of Portuguese at the Goa University and President of Goa Association of Teachers of Portuguese; Dr. Edith Melo Furtado, Associate Professor at the Department of French and Francophone Studies, Goa University and Member of Indian Association of Teachers of French; Manuela Carponi, lecturer in Italian language at the Goa University and President of Circulo Italiano; Margarete Hermanns Xavier, lecturer in German language.

Presentation: From Eicher Germany to Eicher India, narrated by Dipl.-Ing. Egon Eicher, President of the non-profit "Eicher Association" Germany
11:00 a.m. - Clube Vasco da Gama, Panjim. Entry free.

German Festival
Oktoberfest with buffet and German music, Bazar, Film screening and information about "Germany and Goa as Tourism Destinations", painting exhibition by Ms Alexandra Weidmann (Berlin)
4:00 p.m. onwards. The Oktoberfest will begin at 7:00 p.m. - Aguada Anchorage Resort, Sinquerim

For information and contacts: 9850975140 or 9921170602
E-mail: info@igsg.org


 

                           

        

 


 

 

GRUSSBOTSCHAFTEN

 

Digambar Kamat
 

Chief Minister of Goa

 

 

 

M E S S A G E

 

 

It gives me a great pleasure to know that the Indo German Friendship Society, Goa (IGSG) is organising the 2nd German Cultural Week from December 9th to 13th, 2009.

 

It may be recalled that the event celebrated last year was unique and very successful and had wide publicity in Goa.

 

This initiative of the IGSG has been a strengthening pilar in renewing and cementing the cultural ties between Goa and Germany and fostering the contribution to boost the economic relations.

 

I heartedly congratulate the promoters of this great event, especially Prof. Dr. Aurobindo Xavier, president of the Indo German Friendship Society, Goa, and wish this event a grand success.

                                 

 

(DIGAMBAR KAMAT) 

CHIEF MINISTER 

 

 

 

Thomas Matussek
Botschafter der
Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Indien

 

 

GRUSSBOTSCHAFT

 

 

2009 ist für Deutschland ein wichtiges Gedenkjahr: 

Vor 60 Jahren wurde die Bundesrepublik gegründet, vor 20 Jahren

 

 fiel die Berliner Mauer – ein Ereignis, das zur Wiedervereinigung der beiden deutschen Staaten führte. Gleichzeitig bedeutete es das Ende der internationalen Ost-West-Konfrontation. Die Welt hat sich seit diesem Datum in ungeheurem Tempo geändert. Das haben Deutsche und Inder in den letzten Jahren gleichermaßen erfahren können.

 

Ich freue mich daher besonders, dass im Programm der diesjährigen Deutschen Kulturwoche in Goa das Thema Mauerfall prominent behandelt wird. Aber nicht nur Politik und Geschichte sind Thema: Vorträge und Diskussionen werden ebenfalls angeboten. Und die Geselligkeit kommt auch nicht zu kurz. Ein Bierfest darf auf der Kulturwoche natürlich nicht fehlen!

 

Goa mit seinen Stränden, seiner Natur und seinem reichen christlichen Erbe ist in vieler Hinsicht ein Brückenkopf von Indien nach Europa. Immer mehr Touristen, darunter auch viele Deutsche, verbringen ihre Ferien hier. Meine Familie und ich sind von Goa und den Goanern begeistert.

 

Dass die deutsche Kulturwoche in Goa mittlerweile Tradition hat, ist sehr erfreulich. Der Indo-German Friendship Society in Goa gebührt herzlicher Dank für Ihr Engagement. Ich wünsche der Deutschen Kulturwoche in Goa Erfolg, allen Beteiligten viel Vergnügen und gutes Gelingen!

 

Thomas Matussek

Botschafter der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Indien

 

 

 

FOTOGALLERIE

 

Backkurs

Deutsche Torten, Kuchen und Plätzchen

 

     
30 Teilnehmer lauschen den Erklärungen und folgen gespannt der Zubereitung einer Schweizer Rolle durch Ursula Vaz Pereira (rechts)

 

   

Passend zur Jahreszeit bereitete Martina Schmid-Lindenmayer Vanillekipferl. Der Chef-Konditor der Fachschule war immer hilfreich zur Hand. Rechts einige der Ergebnisse, die alle ausgezeichnet gelungen waren. V.l.n.r.: Margarete Xavier, Martina Schmidt-Lindenmayer, Astrid Westendorff, the Chef the cuisine, Ursula Vaz Pereira und Angelika Schwenk

 

Zum Abschluss des Kurses durften die typischen deutschen Kuchen und Plätzchen im Schulungs-Restaurant der Fachschule gekostet werden. Im Hintergrund die Bäckerinnen mit Herrn Alphonso Pereira, Leiter des Agnel Institute of Food Crafts and Culinary Sciences.

 

 

 

"Dr. Elisabeth Dessai Prize
in the Opportunity for Women and Promoting the Environment"

 

 

   

Dr. Venkatesh Dessai, Chirurg an der Uni-Klinik Düsseldorf, spricht im Gedenken an seine Frau Dr. Elisabeth Dessai. Rechtes Bild: Umweltminister Mr. Aleixo Sequeira bei seiner Ansprache.

 

       

Lata Gaonkar und Sheila Pagi aus Canacona sind die Gewinner der beiden Preise

 

V. l. n. r.: Dr. Aurobindo Xavier, Ms Lata Gaonkar,
Mr. Aleixo Sequeira, Ms Sheila Pagi  und Dr. Dessai

 

 

 

Presentation
Good reasons for studying in Germany

 

   

Prof. Günter Hommel bei seiner Präsentation "Good Reasons for Studying in Germany" im Padre Conceicao College of Engineering, Verna 

 

 Im Publikum vor allem angehende Ingenieure, die sich für ein weitergehendes Studium oder eine Promotion in Deutschland interessieren.

 

 

 

Conference
Goans in Europe and Europeans in Goa
Cultural Experiences and Identity

 

Das Podium der Veranstaltung unter Vorsitz des Commissioner for NRI Affairs, Shri Eduardo Faleiro

 

    

Zu Beginn der Veranstaltung zünden Shri Eduardo Faleiro (left) and Dr. Aurobindo Xavier die Öllampe an.

 

         

Beiträge zum Thema der Veranstaltung

v.l.n.r.: Shri Eduardo Faleiro, Commissioner for NRI Affairs, Herr Paulo Neves Pocinho, Generalkonsul von Portugal in Goa, und Ms. Cecilia Menezes, Honorarkonsulin der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Goa

 

Die Zuhörer füllten den Konferenzraum im Hotel Nova Goa in Panjim

 

 

 

German Alumni Treffen
und
TU Berlin Alumni India Treffen

 

Besuch der deutschen Firma Putzmeister in Verna, Südgoa

 

    

Joseph Thomson von Putzmeister Concrete Machines Pvt. Ltd. erklärt den Aufbau und die Produktion der Firma. Anschliessend wurde die Gruppe zu einem Gang durch die Fabrikhallen geladen.

 

               

Rechtes Bild: eine in einen Lastwagen integrierte Betonpumpe

 

 

Lunch der ehemaligen Studenten deutscher Universitäten

 im Familiensitz von Valentino Correia
in Velim, Südgoa

 

     

¨Kleine Ansprache und ein Dankeschön an Valentino Correia

 

       

TU Berlin Alumnus Manuel Caldeira stellte eine extra für das Event gebaute Lampe mit dem Logo der TU Berlin vor. Im rechten Bild zwei Ehemalige der TU Berlin: Dr. Martin Ferus-Comelo (links) and Dipl. Ing. Manuel Caldeira

 

    

Die Unterhaltung war angeregt. Rechts: Familienfoto vor dem Haus der Familie Correia

 

 

 

Podiumsgespräch
Language learning in the context of globalisation:
The study of European languages in Goa

 

Die Teilnehmer an der Gesprächsrunde (v.l.n.r.): Margarete Xavier (Deutsch), Maria do Céu Barreto (Portugiesisch), Dr. Edith Melo Furtado (Französisch) and Emanuela Carponi (Italienisch)

 

     

Zuhörer beim Informationsgespräch über den Fremdsprachen-Unterricht in Goa

 

 

 

Präsentation
From Eicher Germany to Eicher India

 

Dipl.-Ing. Egon Eicher, Präsident des Eicher-Vereins, erklärt die Entwicklung der Firma und der Marke Eicher.

 

   

Herr Eicher und seine Zuhörer im Club Vasco da Gama, Panjim

 

 

 

"German Landscapes" - Bilder von Alexandra Weidmann

 

   

 

Zwei Bilder (oben) aus der Ausstellung
der Malerin Alexandra Weidmann (Berlin). Mehr …

 

 

 

Oktoberfest

 

   

Auf dem Bazar konnten die Besucher des Oktoberfestes deutsche Souvenirs, deutsche Lebensmittelprodukte, Weihnachtsbäckerei, deutsche Bücher und andere typisch deutsche Artikel erwerben.

 

   

Deutschland als Reiseziel: Poster der deutschen Tourismuszentrale dekorierten das Ambiente 

 

Dirndl dürfen auf einem Oktoberfest nicht fehlen!

 

   

 Kinder konnten deutsche Fähnchen mit nach Haus nehmen und die Erwachsenen sich mit vielfältiger Informations-Literatur über Deutschland eindecken.

 

   

An langen Tischen konnten die Besucher bei bayrischer Musik die typisch deutschen Köstlichkeiten des Buffets geniessen: Kartoffelsalat, Bockwürste, Frikadellen, Goulasch und deutschen Kuchen

 

   

Deutsche und Goanesen waren zahlreich zum Fest gekommen

 

Eine goanesische Familie, die sich für Deutschland und seine Kultur interessiert.

 

   

Am Quiz der Deutschen Welle mit Fragen zur deutschen und indischen Kultur nahmen fast alle Besucher teil Hier die Gewinner, die jeder eine Tasche voller interessanter Artikel mit nach Hause nehmen konnten.

 

   

Taschen, T-shirts, Schirmmützen und Schlüsselanhänger und vieles mehr: die Deutsche Welle war grosszügig mit ihren Preisen.

 

   

Apfelstrudel, Schokoladenkuchen, Walnussbrot, Gulasch und vieles mehr gab's für das leibliche Wohl der Besucher.

 


 

                           

        

 


 

PRESSE

Navhind Times 9-12-2009

 

 

 

German cultural week in Goa

December 08, 2009

The Indo-German Friendship Society, Goa (IGSG) is planning a series of diverse cultural and musical events between 9-13 December 2009, in cooperation with other organisations, institutions and business enterprises.

Activities include German Science & Technology days, Indo-German partnership (companies and products presentation), German Christmas market, music concerts and the II German alumni meeting.  The grand finale will be bought up by "Oktoberfest" in Goa.
The IGSG group is dedicated to maintain the close ties of friendship between Goa and Germany as well as other German speaking countries and regions. The first German Cultural Days took place in December, 2008 to great success.
This year’s programme of events opens with a traditional German cake and pastry making workshop at the Fr. Angel Institute of Food Crafts and Culinary sciences followed by the Dr. Elizabeth Dessai prize awarding ceremony. The "Dr. Elisabeth Dessai Prize in the Opportunity for Women and Promotion of the Environment" is funded by Dr. Venkatesh Dessai, an eminent Goan surgeon at the Academic Hospital of the University of Düsseldorf, Germany and husband of late Dr. Elisabeth Dessai. Dr. Elisabeth Dessai, a German, was an eminent social writer dealing especially with the problems faced by women in Germany and in Goa and was actively raising her voice in environmental issues. The prize will be awarded every year and is administered by the IGSG.
The cultural week also includes the screening of several acclaimed German films such as Good Bye Lenin and the Oscar winner Das Leben der Anderen (The life of others) and many others.
On Thursday, 10 December, Dr. Indira Noronha e Fonseca, Homoeopathic Physician for Directorate of Health Services, Govt. of Goa will make a presentation on Homoeopathy and its Indo-German connection. A presentation on Germany as an education destination and opportunities for studying in Germany will take place on Friday, 11 December to be followed by a conference “Goans in Europe and Europeans in Goa - Cultural Experiences and Identity”.
The festivities will conclude with a traditional German Oktoberfest and Christmas market with a buffet and German music, Bazaar, film screening and information about "Germany and Goa as Tourism Destinations", painting exhibition by Ms Alexandra Weidmann.
 

 

  

Gomantak Times 9-12-2009

 

 

Gomantak Times 7-12-2009

 

 

Herald 14-12-2009

 

 

Herald 12-12-2009

 

 

Times of India Goa 12-12-2009

 

 

Gomantak Times

 

 

      

'Cultural diversity is a driving force for development': Faleiro

Panaji, Dec 11 : Goa's Commissioner for NRI Affairs Shri Eduardo Faleiro today said cultural diversity is a driving force for development and also a means of leading a more fulfilling intellectual, emotional and spiritual life.

Speaking as Chief guest after inaugurating a Conference on ''Goans in Europe and Europeans in Goa: Cultural Experiences and Identity'', organized by the office of the Commissioner for NRI Affairs and Indo-German Friendship Society here today, Mr. Faleiro said all steps should be taken to ensure the safety of tourists particularly women and in this context tourists should also be educated on proper and desirable behavior.

He said that foreign diplomats including those who approach the state Government with complaints from their citizens should be advised to use their good office so that tourists are informed before departure from their countries on dress and behaviour, which is acceptable here.

Paulo Neves Pocinho, Consul General of Portugal said that some people migrate for political and economic reasons more so to secure better jobs and live a better life at better place.

He said there are different identities such as cultural and linguishtic, but the most important identity is of human being. We have to respect diversity and should not forget that we all are human beings which he termed is the identity in real sense.

Integration too, bring sense of belongingness to all the communities, he further added.

Ms Cecilia Menezes, Hon. Consul of Federal Republic of Germany said that Germans are disciplined people and always maintain cordial relations with the locals.

Mr Cesar Menenzes, President G C C I, who spoke of the visit of GCCI delegation to Lisbon, called for developing trade link between Goa and Portugal.

Aurobindo Xavier, President Indo-Germany Friendship Society Goa, stressed the need to adopt new realities without losing our collective treasure.

Representatives of different European Communities including Adelino Rodrigues da Costa, a delegate of Fundacao Oriente and some Goans based in Europe Share their experiences of living in Goa and European Countries.

Earlier, John D Silva, Vice, Admiral (Retd) Chairman Overseas Employment Agency of Goa in his introductory remarks spoke about the historical background of cultural experiences and identity.

 

 

 

Navhind Times 12-12-2009

 


 

                           

        

 


 

 

 

 
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