Max Muller Bhavan to launch its first Kerala centre

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Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 12 (UNI) Aimed at promoting German language, bilateral business relations and cultural exchange opportunities, the Max Muller Bhavan will be opening its first centre in Kerala here.

Governor R S Gavai will inaugurate the Bhavan on Novermber 28, Max Muller Bhavan Board of Governors President G Vijayaraghavan said here today.

Consul-General of the Federal Republic of Germany Stefan Graf will be the guest of honour.

Kerala had been chosen as a centre considering the state's importance as one of the most favoured tourism and IT destinations in India and because of the large number of German-speaking tourists visiting the state, he said.

Mr Vijayaraghavan said a 19-member delegation led by the Consul- General would hold discussions with the state government on probable areas of bilateral cooperation, business opportunities and industrial investments.

As a curtain raiser to the opening of the centre, various programmes would be organised. Persons who had studied in Germany would be honoured on November 21, which would be followed by a performance by German rock groups 'Nulltarif.' Apart from this, painting and quiz competitions would be held for school and college students.

The Goethre-Zentrum Max Muller Bhavan is a worldwide organisation under the German Foreign Office with 144 institutes in 80 countries.

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