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.