Talk with a South Korean Diplomat’

· Inspiration of Being Diplomats, Connecting Korea for Next Generations

· South Korean government is in talks with Indian Government both for skilled and unskilled workers – Minister Sang-woo Lim

04th July 2023, New Delhi: To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the bilateral relations between South Korea and India, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in India and the Korean Cultural Centre India has prepared a program ‘Talk with a South Korean Diplomat’ which gives an in-depth knowledge on the role and importance of a diplomat.

Through this program, South Korean diplomats visit Indian schools to introduce South Korea, talk with Indian students about Korea-India relations, a diplomat’s roles, duties, qualities, and answer questions regarding the job of a diplomat.

In-lined with the program, a lecture by the Hon’ble Minister Sang-woo Lim (Deputy Head of Mission), Embassy of the Republic of Korea to India was organized at Mount Abu Public School Auditorium, Rohini. The minister was given a warm welcome by Ms. Jyoti Arora the principle of the school. The event was attended by 300 students, Principal and teachers.

Minister Sang-woo Lim, in his lecture introduced a diplomat role as ‘Peace Maker’. He talked at length about South Korean culture based on India and Korea’s shared past, the dynamic relationship-oriented present and the synergy between the two countries for the future.

He added that South Korea’s birth rate is decreasing very rapidly and South Korean government is in talks with Indian Government both for skilled and unskilled workers. In the education front, South Korea has different programs to attract overseas student, especially from India.

Principle Jyoti Arora said that the school associated with KCCI from past 09 years through different activities and programs like quiz, essay, Samulnory. The school believes that understanding and appreciating different cultures is key to build bridges and fostering peaceful relationship between nations while actively working towards a more sustainable world. The school takes immense pride in promoting global leadership, fostering a deep understanding and cultivating respect for diverse culture.

The interest of students in Korean culture were unmatchable. They were well aware about the culture, be it Korean food, music, dramas or technology. Grade 8 student Bhavya said that she loves K-drama, food, fashion and music which she finds very relatable. . Through Korean dramas she learnt new words which makes the learning process fun.

The diplomats will soon be meeting students of Ahlcon International School and National Victor Public School to share more stories with the same vision.

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