“What I like about South Korea”

5th Korea – India Friendship Essay Competition

 20874 Participants, 853 Schools, 29 States and 7 Union Territories – knowledge and interest about South Korea spread far and wide, all across India. Tens of Thousands of Indian students were exposed towards the culture, history and tourist attractions of Republic of Korea through this essay competition.

This is India’s largest ever Essay Competition for School Students on international topics. This was organized by Korean Cultural Centre India. The prizes were given by Honorable Mr. Lee Hai Hwang, Acting Ambassador, Republic of Korea. The top four winners among the senior group got a free trip each to Korea for 6 Days and 5 Nights. Rest of the 40 winners got total cash prize of Rupees One Lakh Nineteen thousand (Rs. 1,19,000) and trophies. Considering the excellent response this year, one extra free trip to Korea was added as a prize. So this year in place of three, four top winners are going to experience Korea free as a prize. The winners will be visiting Korea in the last week of September 2017.

This annual competition was organized for fifth time in a row. Like last year, this year’s competition also had different topics and prizes for Senior and Junior Groups.

Junior Group consisted of classes 7 to 9 and its Topic was

“What I like about South Korea”

Senior Group consisted of classes 10 to 12 and its Topic was

“Why I want to visit South Korea”

Students from all 29 States and 7 Union Territories of India participated in this competition making this a true All India Contest.

A unique and unprecedented project, the India Korea Friendship Essay Competition succeeded in bringing out heart-touching expressions in the form of essays from the Indian students. Some wrote emotionally, some drew beautiful images, some used poetry, but surely all poured their hearts out.

Winners came to Korean Cultural Centre India located at Lajpat Nagar, Delhi from Mizoram, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, Assam, Punjab, and many other parts of India. Winner students, their parents and Principals interacted with media and told interesting stories about this competition. Mr. Kim Kum-pyoung, Director, Korean Cultural Centre India appreciated the diligence of Indian students, while giving away the certificates.

Care was taken to make sure that this opportunity to know about Korean history. culture and tourist attractions and win attractive prizes reached schools across whole of India – geographically, socially and economically. More than 1000 schools were contacted for participation during this seven month long competition targeted at Indian school students. Thousands of phone calls, faxes and emails kept the interaction going between the organizers and participating students, their teachers, principals and parents. A dedicated website www.koreaindiaessay.com helped the participants to get all the relevant information from a single source.

Winners Senior Group (Class 10 – 12)

First Prize:     P C Lalliantluangi

Prize: Free Trip to South Korea for 6 days / 5 nights

School: St. Paul’s Higher Secondary School, Aizawl, Mizoram

Second Prize (2 A): VritiVankani

Prize: Free Trip to South Korea for 6 days / 5 nights

School: KIIT International School, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Second Prize (2 B): Anushka Gupta

Prize: Free Trip to South Korea for 6 days / 5 nights

School: BalBharati Public School, Pitampura, New Delhi

Second Prize (2 C): Poonam Dey

Prize: Free Trip to South Korea for 6 days / 5 nights

School: Army Public School Narangi, Guwahati, Assam

Third Prize (3 A):      Lalrindiki

Prize: Rs 5,000

School: St. Paul’s Higher Secondary School, Aizawl, Mizoram

Third Prize (3 B):      Mary ChingthianhoihLangel

Prize: Rs 5,000

School: The Airforce School, Suborto Park, New Delhi

 

Winners Junior Group (Class 7 – 9)

First Prize: Om SanjeshKasarkhedkar

Prize: Rs 20,000

School: SaraswatiVishwaVidyalaya National School, Pune, Maharashtra

Second Prize (2 A): Priyanshi Srivastava

Prize: Rs 10,000

School: Vanita Public School, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Second Prize (2 B): AnimanNaskar

Prize: Rs 10,000

School: ManavRachna International School, Sec-46, Gurugram, Haryana

Second Prize (3 A): Sylvan Jha

Prize: Rs 5,000

School: Tapovan International School, Mahesana, Gujarat

Second Prize (3 B): TaraashaSagar

Prize: Rs 5,000

School: Amity International School, PushpVihar, Delhi

Second Prize (3 C): SvenamNirav Kumar Patel

Prize: Rs 5,000

School: Tapovan International School, Mahesana, Gujarat

Special Prize – Senior Group (17 Prizes of Rs 2,000 each)

 Special Prize – Junior Group (15 Prizes of Rs 1,000 each)

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