People enjoy Hindi Day at the Indian Culture Center in Seoul.(Indian Embassy)
People in Korea celebrated World Hindi Day with a Kavi Sammelan.
The custom of a gathering of poets to recite verse carried out in Hindi-speaking areas of Northern India was recreated in Seoul ― by 15 native Koreans.
The Korean Hindi enthusiasts joined Indians living here and representatives from various Indian associations at the event at the Indian Cultural Centre on Jan. 10. The celebrations also included an address by the Indian Embassy’s charge de affaires Jeeva K Sagar and reading of a message from Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to celebrate the Hindi language.
Sagar said the language was increasing in popularity in Korea due to rising interest in India and its culture. Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Hindi language professor Suh Haing-jung also gave a speech at the event. And Busan University of Foreign Studies Hindi professor Alok Roy played the role of the Sanchalak, or moderator.