KOREAN CULTURAL DAY, KOLKATA, INDIA
Date of Event- 7th Sept, 2019.
Venue- Baptist Missionary Society, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Time- 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
No. of attendees- approx. 250
Sponsoring organization- Korean Cultural Centre India (KCCI) & Korean Culture and Language Centre (KCLC), Kolkata
On 7th September 2019, KCCI & KCLC sponsored the Korean Cultural Day in Kolkata which focused on promoting and imparting the knowledge about Korea & its culture. The event was held in the premises of Baptist Missionary Society, Kolkata from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and was attended by 250 people approximately, including the students of KCLC, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture and Hosanna Taekwondo Club. KCLC Kolkata organized the event along with the active participation of the members of SAYUL Team Kolkata under the leadership of Ms. Shirsha Singh (Team I) & Ms. Baishakhee Chakraborty (Team II), Hosanna Taekwondo Club and King’s Bakery (Korean Bakery in Kolkata).
President of Korean Association in Kolkata, School of Languages & Linguistics, Jadavpur University & IGNOU (CKLC) Korean teacher, Mr. Moon Dae Hun was on hand to open the event. KCCI Program Intern, Mr. Yoo Seong Ho; Hosanna Taekwondo Club, Master Lee Jun Ho; King’s Bakery, Owner, Mr. Jung Seok; KCLC Kolkata, Korean teacher, Mrs. Gwak; President of Indo-Korean Cultural Club (KCLC), Mrs. Han graced the event with their presence.
The three hours long program comprised of presentations on SAYUL in India, Trip to Korea, Korean Cuisine, Korean Beauty & Skincare and Introduction to Korean Language Institutes & Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK). The brief on SAYUL in India was about its introduction, purpose & objectives, and its role in promoting culture exchange between the two countries. The event also consisted of thrilling performance by the students of Hosanna Taekwondo Club, a small K-pop Song & Dance Cover Contest, Quiz Contest both for Korean guests and the attendees, and concluded with a Lottery draw.
Refreshment packs under King’s Bakery were served to every attendee as well as a small K-food stall was organized for K-food lovers.
Everybody enjoyed the event and highly appreciated the organizers. The event revealed many aspects of Korean culture before the audience.
SAYUL members not only just participated in presenting various programs but also volunteered and worked hard behind the curtain for weeks to make the event possible.
The event was entirely organized under the guidance and support of KCLC Officiating Secretary, Mr. Kim Jin Gap (Head organizer).
SAYUL Team I
Leader- Shirsha Singh
Members- Barsha Laskar, Bisakha Roy Choudhury, Debadyooti Pal, Debolina Das, Dipannita Das, Olivia Guha, Sanjheli Dutta, Sewoti Banerjee, Sukanya Roychowdhury, Upasana Mondal
SAYUL Team II
Leader- Baishakhee Chakraborty
Members- Adity Sharma, Bijuri Dey, Jhelum Ghosh, Joy Dey, Purbasha Mal, Sharanya Paul, Smritikana Ray, Sohini, Srijita Das, Sulagna
Event Day Photos:
A small video clip capturing the essence of the event:
Courtesy- Ms. Tashee Lhamu Bhutia (KCLC member)
Please find the attachments below:
1. Video clip of the event- Korean Cultural Day, Kolkata
2. PDF of the Report