Ad Here  
February
March
April
May
June
July
 
 
Carlyle invests in Trehanís Medanta Medical Centre Renault revving up small car launch Vodafone slapped with tax notice of Rs 3700 crore Plans to double trade with Latin America How important is Modiís German visit... Canada screams over IT outsourcing to India Wal-Mart studying FDI norms post split with Bharti Capital Notes LANCO opens negotiations with buyers for Karnataka power plant Trends point to a hung assembly Urja Sangam in Delhi Hyundai Grand i10 awaiting launch While MoTown is on a tailspin, the telecom sector is staging a rally Flipkart India in the red by Rs 280 crore Airlines hit by service tax on lease Hunt for new finance secretary on... Automobile sector in slump... Kolkata kisses goodbye to Ambi? Smartphone prices may change Infosys not to cut prices Jet-Etihad Rs 2000 plus crore deal to be cleared Singapore Airlines prefers Airbus SpiceJet in the news again ONGC to draw down on reserves to meet CAPEX needs Fox Star Studios to tie-up with Bolly-wood and Kollywood GMR to raise US $ 250 mn thru QIP Vodafone to buy out minority shareholders Lanco to sell Australian acquisition Latin America beckons India for investments Excise duty may halt the war in SUV market Aircraft lessors to get protection from defaulting airlines TVS bullish on the two wheeler market? German envoy Steiner caps a language row TCS, Indiaís biggest block buster
 
German envoy Steiner caps a language row

German Ambassador to India, Michael Steiner, does things quite differently which makes him a media delight. Though he nearly found himself into the middle of a controversy recently, he successfully capped it drawing on his skills as a learned lawyer- turned- judge turned diplomat.

Steiner virtually walked the tight rope when HRD Minister Smriti Irani scrapped a 2011 treaty between Kendriya Vidyalayas and the Goethe Institute. He was hard put to ensure that German   language was not removed as the third language for students in state- run schools. Irani sought to replace German with Sanskrit but Steiner managed to cap the row for a year which was nothing short of a diplomatic coup.

Steiner first got his Chancellor Angela Merkel to raise the issue with Indian premier Narendra Modi at the G 20 summit in Australia, and then met the officials of the Sanskrit Vidyapeeth and even the RSS ideologue Dinanath Batra.

The German envoy climaxed his efforts when he got India’s renowned spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to give a religious discourse on “universal brotherhood” on his 65th birthday at his residence which he observed with a difference by holding a Sat Sangh, inviting scholars, academics, social figures and politicians.

 

Author :
Reported On :
Sector :
Shoulder :
RELATED NEWS
ABOUT IE
IE, the business magazine from south was launched in 1968 and pioneered business journalism in south. Through the 45 years IE has been focusing on well-presented and well-researched articles. When giants in the industry stumbled to keep pace with the digital revolution, IE stayed affixed embracing technology.
Read more
 
PRIVACY POLICY
Economist Communications Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
Read more
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
You agree that your use of this Website and the purchase of the magazine will be governed by these terms and conditions.
Read more
 
CONTACT US
S-15, Industrial Estate,
Guindy,
Chennai - 600 032.
PHONE: +91 44 22501236
EMAIL: indecom1968@gmail.com