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Announcement of ‘Kumbh Mela’ presentation in Indian Press

Pressemitteilung des Department of Public Relation Madhya Pradesh, Reisefotografie Thorge Berger, Fotoreise Indien, Präsentation Kumbh Mela

Announcement of ‘Kumbh Mela’ presentation in Indian Press

Department of Public Relations Madhya Pradesh publishes press release: “Kumbh Mela” presentation by Thorge Berger

A couple of days ago I received a very kind but surprising email from an local Indian journalist from the Dhar District. He thanked me for my interest in the “Kumbh Mela” (the biggest festival in the world) and expressed that he was glad to read about the presentation which I will give on February 19th in the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum in Cologne. I was astonished and answered him to thank him for his kind email. And I was very keen to learn how he got to know about this presentation….!?
Eventually I understood what happened …

While I started the preparation for my presentation in February I also wrote an email to the public relations department in Ujjain, the city where I attended a big “Kumbh Mela” in May. The organization, service and support for us as photographers and journalists was outstanding, and moreover, I had trulz memorable exchange on a personal level with Mr. Devendra Joshi, the head of Public Relations. So I wrote an email, on one hand to express my gratitude. and on the other hand to ask for further material regarding the Kumbh Mela. As it turned out Mr. Joshi apparently passed my email on and the Department of Public Relation of the State Madhya Pradesh eventually saw reason enough to create a press release! As if that wasn’t enough, a newspaper called “The Pioneer” picked this up and printed it word by word!
And this is why my Kumbh Mela presentation in the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum on February 19th now is also announced in India! I feel honored, and I am very proud. Thank you very much! 🙂

Here you can download the newspaper “The Pioneer”, and the article as PDF

Here you can find the online-version of the article on the website of “The Pioneer”

The press release of the Department of Public Relations Madhya Pradesh can be found here …

2 thoughts on “Announcement of ‘Kumbh Mela’ presentation in Indian Press

  1. Swapan k Banerjee says:

    Dear Mr. Berger,
    Best wishes and good luck on your much-awaited presentation on KUMBH MELA in your home country!
    Swapan K Banerjee

    • Thorge says:

      Dear Mr. Banerjee!

      This is so kind! Thank you very much!!! 🙂
      I will let you know how it went and hope to see you some time soon, maybe in Calcutta …

      Warm regards

      Thorge Berger

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