18 winner students of various contests organised by Korean Cultural Centre India visited Seoul which is the capital of South Korea free for 6 days. This trip was fully funded by Korean Cultural Centre India. These winners enjoyed various cultural and tourist attractions of Seoul. They met the Indian Ambassador to South Korea, Ms. Sripriya Ranganathan. She told them about the increasing strength of the relations between India and South Korea.
The winners were very happy to experience the warmth of Koreans towards Indians. These included 4 top winners out of more than 23000 participants of 3rd Korea-India Friendship Quiz Competition – A Mohammed Farhaan from Shalom Hills International School, Gurugram, Harshbir Singh Ahuja from Venkateshwar International School, Sec 10, Dwarka, Hanshul Bahl from Birla Vidya Niketan, Sector 4, Pushp Vihar, Gayatri Singh from RD Rajpal School, Sector 9, Dwarka. Accompanying them were 3 top winners out of more than 28000 participants of All India 6th Korea India Essay Competition – Aakritie Raj from DAV Public School, Sec 14, Faridabad, Sukhmani Kaur Riar from Army Public School, Ahmedabad Cantt, Yanshi Vaish from Puranchandra Vidyaniketan, Kanpur. 11 top winners of the Indian K-Pop contest made the rest of the group. They were led by Ashish Dhankhar and Vani Thareja.
This group was flagged off by Mr. Kim Kum-pyoung, Director, Korean Cultural Centre India. He congratulated them and encouraged them to experience the South Korean hospitality and cultural attractions.
The winners experienced places like Gyeongbok Palace, K-Style Hub, Han River Cruise, Seoul Trickeye Museum, Lotte World, Gangnam Area, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Cheonggyecheon Stream, Itaewon, Myeongdong, Namsangol Hanok Village, Cheonggye Plaza and Gwanghwamun Plaza