The two-day 4th Hangeul Day celebration organised by the Department of Foreign Languages (Korean Language), Manipur University, was kicked off at the university’s Court Hall on Monday.
The celebration will be held for two days inside the university campus during which the vast expanse of Korean culture ranging from music to food would be showcased to visitors.
Director of the Department of Foreign Languages professor Hyunkyung Lee, vice chancellor of Manipur University professor N Lokendra, MUTA president professor Irom Gambhir, director of University and Higher Education Rangitabali Waikhom among others were present at the inaugural function.
During the inauguration, ambassador of the Republic of Korea HE Chang Jae-bok also addressed the gathering through video conference.
Speaking on the occasion, N Lokendra pointed out that the masters’ programme for Korean language had been opened at Manipur University and that the admission process for the first batch had been started.
“The university is coping with the changing trends in studies and trying to include the best programmes for students among which languages is one,” he said.
He emphasized the need for language studies in Manipur and stated that such dynamic shift education could link Manipur with other Asian countries.
“Globalization has made the world smaller and the people of Manipur must take this opportune moment to expose the rich heritage of Manipur. Learning languages can also open up job opportunities in other countries as well,” he said.
He extended gratitude to the organisers for assembling such an event in the university and wished them a grand success.