As a mark of his country's growing interest in the state, with special focus on development issues, the German ambassador to India Michael Steiner arrived here on Tuesday on his ninth visit this year.
The ambassador travelled to a remote village in Baramulla district to inaugurate a mini-solar plant and a television system donated by the German embassy after it came to know that the villagers loved sports but could not watch matches due to lack of electricity.
"My visit to Kashmir is a part of our continuous social and civic commitment towards this troubled place, covering fields from healthcare to education. Within our limited possibilities, we lend focussed, sustainable support on a people-to-people basis. Our engagement is about striking a true chord with the Kashmiris," said Steiner.
The ambassador also interacted with the villagers and attended a music concert.
Steiner is scheduled to visit the H.E.L.P. Foundation Orphanage in Srinagar on Wednesday to interact with children, and would hand over a new 40-seater bus for a school in Kupwara, 90 km north of Srinagar.