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50 years of Franco-German friendship
France and Germany are celebrating 2013 the 50th anniversary of their friendship laid down in the “Élysée Treaty” of 1963. At the behest of the Consulates General of France and Germany the “Élysée Exhibition” is bringing the spirit of French-German friendship to Pune after its grand success in Mumbai. There the exhibition was held at the Max Mueller Bhavan Gallery and jointly organised by the two cultural insititutes MMB Mumbai and Alliance Francaise, Mumbai.
In Pune, Alliance Francaise, Pune; Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Pune and Fergusson College have organized a one-week-festive programme featuring the exhibition on the “Élysée Treaty” curated by the CIDAL, Paris, and further activities. In a comprehensive exhibition and through a number of activities the two Consulates and their Cultural Institutes will try to explain and to transmit the spirit of this friendship and its universal significance. The key themes of the treaty – reconciliation, young people, solidarity and Europe – shall be described and put into practice.
A number of activities will be addressing young Indians and their teachers through teaser classes in German and French, which will give participants a feel of the language; info sessions on studying in Germany and France as well as French-German film screenings. There will be a grand Friendship Tree installed in the exhibition hall awaiting your comments and reactions on the exhibition and celebration of “50 years of French-German Friendship”.
The opening ceremony is scheduled on Tuesday, 13th August 2013 at 11.00 A.M. and is open to all. The inauguration, exhibition and all other events during the week from 13th to 20th August from 11.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. will take place in Fergusson College, Pune.