The Minister Counsellor embassy of Republic of Korea, Sang Seung-Man visited National University of Modern Languages (NUML) to attend the Hangul Day (Korean Language Day) organized by the King Sejong Institute Islamabad and Korean Department of NUML here on Wednesday. Dean Languages Prof. Dr. Muhammad Safeer Awan, Registrar Brig. Dr. Raza Ul Munem, Directors, Head of Department Korean Language and Director King Sejong Institute Islamabad Dr. Atif Faraz, faculty members and a large number of students also attended the ceremony.
Minister Counsellor expressed his honor to attend the prestigious event as chief guest, and that too, in an inspiring institution like NUML. He said that Korea has seen many hardships and despite all odds, has been able to make a success story at the international stage, and Pakistan can do the same. He further stated that Korea’s GDP was less than 80$ in the 1960s but it stands at a staggering 30,000$ plus today, which practically makes Korea 12th biggest economy of the world. Importance of Korean language along with its scientific features were highlighted. Students played Traditional Korean game and sang some Korean songs that mesmerized the audience. Earlier, Dean Languages Prof. Dr. Muhammad Safeer Awan in his welcoming address said that Language and culture go hand in hand to bring the nations closer and quoted practical examples on importance of culture events to know the language.