Hangul day: South Korea liberal in offering scholarships

Published: October 10, 2018
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PHOTO COURTESY: ASIATODAY

PHOTO COURTESY: ASIATODAY

The Embassy of Republic of Korea Minister-Counsellor Sang Seung-Man visited National University of Modern Languages (NUML) to attend the Hangul Day (Korean language day). While addressing the ceremony he stated that the number of Korean companies investing in and trading with Pakistan are ever increasing and the velocity will be even faster in the future.

Thousands of scholarship opportunities are being offered to Pakistani students by the Korean government and Korean universities. Rising cultural and art exchanges between Korea and Pakistan are narrowing the distance between the citizens of the two countries.

The event was organised by the King Sejong Institute Islamabad and Korean Department of NUML on Tuesday. NUML Director General Brig Muhammad Ibrahim along with registrar, directors, Korean Language Department Head and King Sejong Institute Director Dr Atif Faraz, faculty members and a large number of students also attended the ceremony.

The Minister-Counsellor said that it is an honor to attend this prestigious event as chief guest in an esteemed university. Korea and Pakistan have many common features in language and culture and therefore NUML students learn the Korean language very well. He was of the view that language seems to have magical powers and that it narrows the distance between people. Furthermore the speakers at the event highlighted the importance of Korean language along with its scientific features. Students played traditional Korean games and sang some Korean songs that mesmerised the audience.

Earlier, NUML Director General Brig Ibrahim in his welcoming address said that language and culture go hand in hand in terms of bringing the nations closer.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 10th, 2018.

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