A two-day International Seminar on “India-South Korea Ties: Exploring Linkages through History, Values and Interest” began today at Jamia Millia Islamia(JMI). The seminar (11th and 12th November, 2022) is being organised jointly by the Researchers’ Association for the Study of Korea (RASK) and JMI.
JMI Vice Chancellor presided over the inaugural session of the seminar held today at the Mir Anis Hall of the university which was attended by H.E. Mr. Jae-bok Jang, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea (ROK). Dignitaries from ROK and India including Mr. Skand Tayal, Chairman, Indo-ROK Friendship Association & Former Indian Ambassador to the ROK, Prof. Ku Nan Hee, Academy of Korean Studies, Seoul, industrialists from ROK, researchers and students attended the session.
Prof. Do-young Kim, Chairman, RASK & Director, Korean Studies, JMI in his introductory speech explained the aims & objectives of the RASK which has been running successfully for the last sixteen years and elaborated about its future vision.
Prof. Najma Akhtar congratulated the RASK for organising the seminar in association with RASK. She highlighted that JMI is having a very successful partnership with Korea Foundation and Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) that enabled the university to start courses up to postgraduate level in Korean language and culture. She expressed her gratitude to the AKS and the Embassy of the ROK for providing all possible support. She also informed the gathering that considering the growing demand Korean language courses will be introduced in Jamia Schools and a dedicated institute of Korean Studies may also be started on the university campus with the help from the Embassy of the ROK.
The inaugural session started with a welcome speech by Mr. Shashi Kumar Mishra, President RSAK & assistant Professor, CUJ, Ranchi.
A number of sessions will be held and more than thirty research papers will be presented during the two-day seminar. These papers will be published in the form of a book after the seminar.