73rd Republic Day: South Korea congratulates India, distributes Korean rice cakes to people in Delhi
To commemorate India’s 73rd Republic Day on 26th January and Korean New Year’s Day in lunar calendar (‘Seollal’) on 1st February, the Korean Cultural Centre India (KCCI) distributed 300 Korean sweet rice cakes specially made in tri-colors of the Indian flag to the needy people in New Delhi on Monday.
With this, KCCI successfully and innovatively introduced Korean ‘New Year’ celebrations to the Indian populace that marks the traditional culture of sharing food and rice cakes with neighbors.
Hwang Il-yong, director of Korean Cultural Centre India and Culture & Press Attache (counselor) of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, said, “I was thinking about how to practice the role of a friend who is with you and cheers you up during difficult times in India amidst the third wave of Corona, and then we planned and carried out this project. I sincerely congratulate India on its 75th Republic Day, which has achieved its independence through a nonviolent pacifist movement despite difficult circumstances and has continued to overcome difficult situations like us, Korea.”
The Korean food distribution was carried out in 5 areas of Delhi, which included in North -Kashmiri Gate ISBT, Mori Gate, in West Mahipalpur and Uttam Nagar, in East East Lajpat Nagar flyover, in South Moti Bagh and Sanjay Camp, and in Central at Motilal Nehru camp, New Delhi.
A volunteer-oriented non-profit organization (NGO), ‘Aasha Aur Pragati’ which runs local slum relief and education projects for especially vulnerable youth volunteered to deliver the rice cakes and share the joy and hope with people.
Source: Asian Community News (ACN) Network