About Us

About RTA

When historians talk about India, the word ‘Subcontinent’ and the phrase ‘Unity in Diversity’ would be inadvertently used. These two are the simplest ways to define India which is inarguably the Cradle of Civilization.

Economic migration is unavoidable in today’s globalized world and Indians are no exceptions. Indians migrating to Germany started as a trickle in the late 1960’s and has been growing exponentially. As of 2009, it was officially estimated that around 100,000 people of Indian descent are living in Germany.

There is a famous Tamil saying “திரைகடல்ஓடியும்திரவியம்தேடு(ThiraiKadalOdiyumThiraviamThedu)" which when translated means, Go beyond seas and seek fortune. Indian have migrated across the globe for political and economic reasons and Germany is no exception. There has been a gradual increase in the influx since 2000. particularly Automobile and IT Engineers in the Rhine-Ruhr urban areas comprising the cities of Cologne, Bonn, Düsseldorf and Leverkusen. The Universities like Aachen, Essen, Bonn, Siegburg…. have also been a magnet for the influx.

What started as an informal bi-annual get together in 2013-14, with few Tamil speaking families from India joining to celebrate the Tamil New Year and Deepavali festival, has now given birth to the Rhein Tamil Association(RTA).
Rhein Tamil Association (RTA) is a non-profit, non-political, and non-partisan organization. The aim of RTA is to have a formal entity to unite people of Indian origin living in and around Cologne, Bonn, Leverkusen and Düsseldorf. Although, primarily intended to promote the Indian Culture and Tamil Language there are no barriers, in terms of Nationality or Language or Religion, to join RTA. And to the people of Indian Origin, more than anything else, to give them a feeling of being at home.

Our Focus

Focus of RTA is always been to provide a stage for our kids to nurture and promote their talents. 

Kids can show case the talents, like Dancing, Singing, Painting, Instruments, Art & Crafts and …etc. during our Yearly events and also at some international events organized by other organization like " Consulate General of India (CGI) Frankfurt  “, and " Deutsch-Indischen Gesellschaft e.V. (DIG)".

The stage are not only for kids but for all people irrespective of their age, who wish to show case their Talents. Here Kids gets little more priorities than others.

Also we promote our members to conduct and participate workshops on Art & Crafts, Music, Dance, Indian Martial Arts and etc…

Executive Committee (EC)
Advisory Committee (AC)
Foundation Committee