Ambassador of Republic of Korea Lee Joon-gyu today launched a national level "India - Korea Friendship Essay Competition" here to mark the 40th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties between India and Korea.
The title of the essay competition is 'Korea India Friendship - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow'.
Mr Lee said this will spread the message of closeness both countries share with each other.
"It is a very good way to make Indian students remember about the friendship, warmth and cordial relations that exist between the Republics of Korea and India.
"School students from ninth to twelfth standard will participate in the essay competition," he informed.
This is the biggest competition of its kind ever organised in the country by any embassy.
Fifty prominent Indian cities having a total population of more than 10 crore will be covered by this competition.
The essay competition is being organised by Korean Cultural Centre to celebrate the 40th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties between India and Korea.
Mr Kim Kum-pyoung, Director, Korean Cultural Centre, India, was also present at the launch.
The first prize carries a cash award of Rs 20,000 and two second prizes would be of Rs 5,000 each.
Last date for participation is August 31.
The Ambassador, on the occasion, also shared some words about the long history of contacts between India and Korea. UNI RL RJ1736 NNNN
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