A MOU signing ceremony was held between College of Sport, Culture & Arts Korea National Sport University and Miranda House, University of Delhi. As the first project based on the MOU between two national representative higher educational institutes, dispatched professor from Korea National Sport University will hold Taekwondo professional theory and practice classes at Miranda House from the first half of this year.
Dignitaries present were Mr Ahn Yong Gyu, Korea National Sport University Chancellor, Mr Chang Jae Bok, Korean Ambassador to India, Mr Lee Sang Hwa, Deputy Minister & Ambassador for Public Diplomacy of Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, members from Miranda House and more than 600 students.
Speaking on the occasion, H.E. Chang Jae Bok, Korean Ambassador of Republic of Korea to India said, “I am glad that two great institutions of higher education of our two countries have joined hands through this MoU to foster close collaboration in the field of education. The year 2023 is momentous as we celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations between our two countries. Over the past five decades, Korea-India relations have grown from strength to strength and have become truly multi-dimensional. Cooperation in education has emerged as a priority area in our bilateral engagements. In particular, both India and Korea strongly wish to further deepen and expand our educational cooperation by exploring new avenues, especially in the field of sports education.
General introduction of the college; special thanks to dept East Asian Studies; Dean of Colleges and Jt.Dean of DU. Explained hiw deep the Indian-Korean relations run by quoting examples from Public Diplomacy Amb’s speech. Thankful for this great event, explained about the 50 years logo, said we should take pride in this, it is a momentous day. Proud that MH could pull off such big crowd.
Guest of honour Prof.Amarjiva Lochan(Jt. Dean, International Relations, DU): General thanks; proud that DU has been put on the global map and foreign universities are interested in making ties with India/DU; said that he is working on bringing big K-pop artists/group from Korea; special performance for MH; DU is always working towards better future of both countries, colleges; is glad that such an interactive program has been taken up; Looking to collaborate more with various foreign universities
Prof. Balram Pani(Dean of Colleges, DU): Focused on sports, technology, education of India and Korea; development in these fields; DU is nurturing the future of India and MH signing an MOU in the sports field is a step in the right direction; will work towards providing more such opportunities for students of DU; proud and happy that such an MOU was signed with MH, DU.
Hwang Il Yong, director of Korean Cultural Centre India said, The Yuva and Naari Shakti are leading the way to development and glory, and what better place than Miranda House of Delhi University, which embodies the youth and women power in its very core, to take this historical step. And I hope today’s momentous first step with Miranda House, will become the stepping stone for expansion of colleges and institutions in India and Korea, more exchanges of contents, and more and better development of the two countries, India and Korea, and our friendship.
The response of students was huge and explosive. 500 seater Miranda house auditorium was full with 600 people along with their shouting fever.
The 40 youth delegation from Korea said they had wonderful experience with Indian young intellectuals through their cultural exchange program and were surprised when the 600 audience sang Korean pop song together during the performance.