Imphal: Manipur University participated in South Korea’s ‘Hanguel (Alphabet) Day’ celebrations today, held every year on October 9. The event was organized by the Department of Foreign Languages, (Korean Language), Manipur University, and sponsored by the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) from South Korea, with the aim of promoting cultural exchange and raising awareness of the Korean language and culture in Manipur.
The celebration encompassed various activities and competitions related to Korean culture and language. Professor N Lokendra, the vice chancellor of Manipur University, inaugurated the event at the university’s court hall. Ambassador Chang Jae-Bok of the Republic of Korea to India participated in the program virtually.
Speaking on the occasion, professor Lokendra emphasized the significance of the Department of Foreign Languages at Manipur University, which offers Korean-language courses up to the Master’s level and has plans to introduce a PhD program in the future. He expressed gratitude to the Government of Korea for its support.
Throughout the two-day celebrations, participants could enjoy a Korean Food Festival, Korean Literary Competition, K-POP song competition, Kimbap Making Competition, Korean Cultural Program, and Korean Traditional Games. The event aimed to enhance cultural exchange and strengthen ties between Manipur and South Korea.