Manipur University, 8/10/2022: Korean Language, Department of Foreign Languages, Manpur University is celebrating the 3rd Hangeul (Korean Script) Day on the 7th and 8th of October 2022 at Court Hall, Manipur University. Inauguration of the event was graced virtually by His Excellency Chang-Jae Bok, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to India; Honorable Vice Chancellor of Manipur University, Prof. L Lokendra Singh, graced the event with a congratulatory speech mentioning the constant progress made by the Korean Language in academics and also congratulating the event Director, Prof. Hyunkyung Lee on the achievement of yet another milestone in the history of Korean Language at Manipur University by organizing Hangeul Day for the 3rd time representing the whole of North-east and Manipur in particular. Other dignitaries include Prof. N Aruna Devi, Dean of Humanities MU; Prof. S Imoba Singh, Head, Department of Foreign Languages; Dr Rangitabali Waikhom, IAS, Director, University and Higher Education, Government of Manipur; Prof. Hyunkyung Lee as Director of the event, Prof. Ningthoujam Sanjoy Singh, Principal, Govt. Hindi Teachers’ Training College, Imphal, and Prof. Neerja Samajdar from Jawaharlal Nehru University.
A book-releasing ceremony was also held during the Inauguration event released by all the esteemed dignitaries. The two books are; ‘Learning Korean with Culture’ and ‘Learning Korean with History’ written by the teachers of the Korean Language under the guidance of Prof. Hyunkyung Lee.
The Inauguration ceremony was followed by a Seminar on the Topic of Korean Culture, Teaching and Learning Methodology of Korean language, South Korea’s policy on south-east Asia, NEP 2022, which was delivered by learned professors from different Universities. Follow-up events such as Korean Food Festival, Quizzes on General knowledge about Korea, Speech contests, K-pop competitions and many more are held with exciting prizes. The event marked roughly a thousand attendance from within and outside Manipur for two days.
Hangeul Day commemorated the Day when Korean started using their own script, Hangeul (known initially as Hunmin Jeongeum; meaning- proper sounds for instructing the people), invented by the Monarch King Sejong during the Choseon Dynasty in 1446.
The 2nd Korean Studies Workshop for Indian Educators in Northeast India’ was organized by the Department of Foreign Languages (Korean), on 3rd and 4th Sept, 2021, through online mode. This event was sponsored by Korea Foundation.
Hangeul Day (Korean Script Day) celebration, 2021 was organised at the Department of Foreign Languages, on the 8th and 9th October, 2021 with a special inaugural ceremony of Korea Corner at the Department. The event was supported by The Academy of Korean Studies.
A Seminar cum Interaction Programme on Job Opportunities in Japan was organized today the 19th November 2021by the Department of Foreign Languages, MU in collaboration with the H&A ARMS Japan, India office under the Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP).
An MOU was signed between the Department of Foreign Languages (Korean), Manipur University and Konkuk University along with BK21 Four Specialized Degree Program for the Contents Expert to Industrial and Social Problems in Cultural Contents and User Communication of Konkuk University, South Korea, on 21st March 2022 at 7:30 a.m. IST.
The students of the Japanese language of the department got an inspirational opportunity to listen to the motivational lecture about, "The advantages of learning the Japanese language" on the 5th of April 2022, at the Department of Foreign Languages, M U., by Mr Victor Chingsubam, Japanese Language Specialist in IBM. He has 13 years of experience in working as a Japanese language expert, with work experiences ranging from translator for Doraemon, Chinchan, Kiteratsu, presentor for Sumo Wrestlers in the 2018 Sangai Festival, a Jenesys Scholar, also India's top-paid Japanese language expert.
The 81st Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) was successfully conducted on 10th April 2022 at the Department of Foreign Languages, Manipur University in offline mode for the first time since the outbreak of COVID-19.