16 luminous pavilions in Indraprastha Park set up against the wonderful backdrop of Humayun's Tomb in Delhi were more than enough for exploring much awaited Indo-German Urban Mela in Capital City of India. Indo German Urban Mela opened for the public on October 27th at the Indraprastha Park. On 26th, this place was introduced to Media and Bloggers. Here are some of the Photographs clicked during late evening of 26th Oct 2012.
Bloggers were welcomed at the main gate and all of them were taken to a place for basic introduction about Indo-German Urban Mela. The Indo-German Urban Mela was a unique blend of technology, science, culture and entertainment. This urban extravaganza was a part of the celebrations titled 'Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities' that commemorate 60 years of the establishment of Indo-German diplomatic ties.
This stall was my favorite ! Which was for kids. idea was to involve kids in games and teach them the value of water. Every experiment was focused about conservation of water and utilizing it in better way at home. This lab was for kids of 12-15 age band and quite exciting. I referred many kids for this stall and most of them liked it and unknowingly started saving water, which was very much appreciated by their parents.
A stall by Federal Ministry of Education and Research !
A Volkswagen car driven by solar energy ! A cute car with wonderful sustainability capabilities.
Deutsche Bank is also running a Photography contest and many of the bloggers showed interest in participating in this.
Former Miss Universe and Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen, along with the German Ambassador to India, Michael Steiner and Governor of Delhi, Tejender Khanna were present on the occasion to mark the Opening of Indo German Urban Festival in Delhi, INDIA.
This was one of the most interesting stalls showcasing solar planes and solar energy enabled aerodromes in air. Deutsche Bank, Banking for Green, was there to promote this innovation. As an innovator in the financial sector, Deutsche Bank, supports innovation in other areas as well - with a clear focus on sustainability.
During this evening we had fresh sneak peek into the cultural events, tour of the Mela by the installation artist and designer Markus Heinsdorff ... After that program was to go for tasting of German delicacies, but it seems the PR agency forgot that part :) ... Anyways, overall it was good experience to know about different german technologies and collaboration with Indian Companies.
Bertrand Piccard, who is initiator of Solar impulse project says something like this - 'Using resources sustainably is the biggest adventure of our time. Our goal is not just to fly around the world without using any fossil fuels. We have to ask what sustainable development really means for us. making environmental protection profitable is not so much an ethical issue as it is an economic challenge.'
Above photograph shows one of the chamber in the same stall with 9 minutes video about idea where hotels, airports were shown in air and lot of other interesting things with scientific logics.
There were around16 pavilions having interactive presentations that explore how we can improve life within our cities. And at the Indo-German Urban Mela, Dilliwaalas saw, felt and enjoyed live music, dance performances, dance and music workshops, film screenings, graffiti and theatre workshops, guided tours, culinary delights, book readings, exciting programmes for children and plenty more...
Main sponsors of this urban Mela includes BASF, Bosch, Siemens, Volkswagen, Lapp India, Deutsche Bank and Bajaj Allianz.