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JNU today inaugurated The Korea Corner which will help in enhancing local public awareness about Korea by providing easier access to a variety of materials on Korea at universities or libraries abroad. The inauguration was done by H.E shin Bong-Kil. I am sharing attached the Press release and photographs for the same.
Embassy of the Republic of Korea
‘Korea Corner’, India’s First Multi-Purpose Cultural and Public Information Center on Korea Opened in JNU
New Delhi, 08th October 2018: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) opened India’s first-ever multi-purpose cultural and public information center ‘Korea Corner’ during Hangeul Day celebration. The Embassy of the Republic of Korea together with JNU organized the opening ceremony of the Korea Corner in JNU’s School of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies. The opening ceremony witnessed the presence of H.E. Shin Bong-kil, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to India, Kim Kum-pyoung- Director of Korean Cultural Center India, Prof. Jagadesh Kumar – Vice Chancellor, Vyjajanti Raghavan, Prof. and Chairperson Centre for Korean Studies, JNU, among others.
The Korea Corner is aimed at enhancing local public awareness about Korea by providing easier access to a variety of materials on Korea at universities or libraries abroad.
Highlighting the importance of Korea Corner, Korean Ambassador Shin Bong-kil said, “The Korean Government has made utmost efforts to strengthen public diplomacy in India in tune with emerging Korea-India relations. JNU has been at the forefront of promoting Korean language and Korean Studies in India. JNU is the only university in India where Korean language is taught right from undergraduate to Ph. D level. Thanks to the collaborative efforts between the Korean Embassy and JNU, the first Korean Corner in India has been realized.” He also added, “Korea Corner will be like ‘Little Korea’ in JNU campus and will serve as a popular destination to experience elements of both modern and traditional Korea.
The Korea Corner is located at #129 at the School of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies, JNU. To establish this facility, JNU has provided the space and the Korean Embassy extended support in terms of interior designing, new equipments as well as a variety of resource materials on Korea. The Korea Corner will enable JNU students, faculty members and anyone interested in knowing and learning about Korea to have cultural and educational experiences by providing research materials, academic books, audio-video contents, etc., while demonstrating Korea’s cultural artifacts, photos, traditional costumes and musical instruments.
The Korea Corner will also be utilized as a venue for Korea-related events, including, academic seminars, research activities and exhibitions. The Korean Embassy in collaboration with Foundation will continue supporting the facility by providing updated materials on Korea.
The Hangeul Day celebration is a yearly event which has vibrant and colorful programs. This year 3 days celebration will witness the participation of around more than 250 students learning Korean language from JNU, Korean Cultural Centre, Amity University and Delhi University. Apart from Korea Corner inauguration the day had 2nd International Seminar on Korean Literature: Translation, Literature and India. On 9th the colors of Korea will be seen during the celebration of Cultural program. On 10th Oct JNU will be hosting Essay Competition, Quiz Competition, Singing Competition and Food Festival, all on the theme Korea.