Korean first lady & Indian students bond over Bollywood and education | India News
The assembly was organized forward of South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the primary woman’s state go to to India from July eight to 11 2018.
The day began with a tour of the Blue Home grounds for the group of 15 college students who’re enrolled with completely different universities within the nation. Most of those college students are pursuing their postgraduate grasp’s levels or PhDs in numerous fields, together with laptop science, mechanical engineering, agricultural chemistry and worldwide relations.
Accompanying the scholars was Ramkumar Chakravarthy, first secretary on the Indian embassy in Seoul. He stated the variety of Indian college students pursuing increased training in India is rising annually because of the top quality analysis amenities supplied by universities in South Korea. An added benefit for the scholars, who come to round 1,100 within the nation, is the supply of with the ability to work in business whereas engaged on their tasks.
Akanksha Rastogi (28), who has been pursuing a PhD in mechanical and programs engineering from Chonbuk Nationwide College since July 2016, stated finding out in Korean universities provides college students extra analysis alternatives and the power to use their research virtually. For her, not understanding the language has not been an issue. “Whereas it’s not obligatory to study Korean to review right here, it may be an issue in day-to-day life. Nonetheless, native residents and college employees have all the time helped us out.”
Chakravarthy additionally added that whereas language may very well be a hindrance to college students opting to review in Korea, assistance is all the time out there because the nation works onerous on making life simpler for worldwide college students.
He additionally maintained that financial relations between the 2 international locations is rising. This will probably be a focus of debate when the South Korean President meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.
In response to him, Korean corporations are selecting to do enterprise in India as they see India as an enormous market with glorious potential for the long run. “Our goal is to increase the relations between the 2 international locations within the political, safety and strategic fields, in addition to cultural ties.”
Later within the day, a screening of the Aamir Khan-starrer ‘Dangal’ was held for the primary woman and the scholars. This film was chosen as Khan’s movies are fairly well-known in Korea. Even the primary woman disclosed that she had watched two different films of his beforehand.
After watching the film, she spoke to the scholars and warranted them of her assist to make finding out and dwelling in Korea simpler for worldwide college students. She stated, “Korea and India have a really particular relationship, which is predicated on shut historic ties. I hope the scholars act as a strong bridge between the 2 international locations and can contribute to the strengthening of the bilateral ties as soon as they full their training.”
“I perceive that finding out in Korea can have its difficulties with the completely different language and tradition and I do know that the scholars undergo loads of hardships. Nonetheless, I hope we are able to make all our efforts to make the scholars pleased with selecting Korea as a spot to pursue their research and desires,” she stated.
Poulami Chatterjee, who’s pursuing her PhD in agricultural chemistry at Chungbuk Nationwide College, stated, “We had been so excited to satisfy the primary woman. After watching the film, she appeared very completely happy and excited to get a glimpse of our tradition. She understands our struggles right here in Korea and has assured us that she is going to assist us in order that we are able to examine peacefully right here.”
(The author was in Seoul on the invitation of Korea Press Basis)