The Goethe-Institut is named after the renowned German scholar Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It is a non-profit German cultural institution operational worldwide, promoting the study of the German language abroad and encouraging international cultural exchange and relations.

The Goethe-Institut also fosters knowledge about Germany by providing information on German culture, society and politics. This includes not only the exchange of films, music, theatre, literature, and the like, but also the values of civil society. Goethe cultural societies and language centers have played a central role in the cultural and educational policies of Germany for close to 60 years.

On the Initiative of Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi it became possible to push forward the establishment of the GermanCultural Society in Chandigarh and to realize the concept of establishing of a German Cultural Society Chandigarh (Goethe-Zentrum Chandigarh) which was originally mooted in September 2004. As a result of this, the Indo-German Language and Cultural Society, Chandigarh was established in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi. 

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