17th June, 2003
Ministry of Tourism & Culture


India and Germany have signed a Cultural Exchange Programme to promote cultural activities between the countries. The programme was signed here today in the 11th meeting of the Permanent Cultural Committee of the Republic of India and Federal Republic of Germany. The two-daysí meeting noted with satisfaction, the efforts made by both the sides to promote cooperation between German and Indian institutions in the areas of education and culture. It was decided to strengthen these efforts so that Indo-German relations in cultural field are more fruitful.

The Cultural Exchange Programme containing the above resolve was signed by Shri Dhanendra Kumar, Secretary, Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Government of India and Ambassador Welfried GROLIG, Director General for Culture and Education, Federal Foreign Office, Germany, Signed the Cultural Exchange Programme on behalf of their respective Governments.

The Programme covers the period from 2003-2005 and envisages cooperation in the area of higher education, science and research, school education and adult education, literature, mass-media, music, dance, theatre, visual arts, conservation and archaeology, youth affairs and sports and cooperation among various institutions active in cultural field.

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