·Aimwas to reach LPU campus to learn more about India and its culture
Jalandhar: Six South Korean students fromtop-ranked Busan University of Foreign Studies (Busan) and Hankuk University ofForeign Studies (Seoul) visited Lovely Professional University campus to learnabout Indian culture. It was amazing to note that all of them conversed in pureHindi with LPU students and staff members and gathered much knowledge aboutIndia, Indian culture, values, languages and economy. Belonging to differentstreams including Leisure Sport, Biology and more; one thing common in all ofthem was that they had a deep knowledge about Hindi language and relatedphonetics.
The visiting students were Kim JinHwan, who is pursuing full-time Bachelor Programme in Hindi in SouthKorea; Hwang Ye Sun (Leisure Sport); Lee Ji Hye (Theology); In Ky Ung(Biology); and, both Kim Eun Saem and Jang Ye Ji are enrolled in Nursingprogramme. Reaching Media and International departments of LPU, Hwang shared:“I and my friends are very happy to reach at one of the largest university ofIndia, LPU, and in sharing our thoughts in the Indian Language with LPUstudents and staff members. It will ever be a memorable experience for us as wegot much recognition and warm welcome at the campus. In fact, our BusanUniversity was founded with philosophy for educating youth of Korea to becomeInternational leaders by learning languages of other great nations of theworld. Following this philosophy, I learnt main language of Incredible India,and presently I have no hesitation in conversing with Indians in their ownlanguage. This is indeed going to pay me much in the long run.”
Welcoming South Korean students atthe campus, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal informed: “We keep on hostinghundreds of students from different countries, including the USA, UK, Canada,China and more, so that there exists a great global environment at LPU campus.In fact, LPU campus is known around the globe for its huge diversity, asstudents from all parts of India and 50+ countries study here. The students ofdifferent cultures and nationalities co-exist and join hands in all academic,co-curricular and sports activities to be globally fit citizens and futureleaders. Now, the South Korean students have also made a reach to multiethnicLPU campus to study “mini India and, in a way, mini world also” at one and onlyone spot. This all sends strong message of oneness, peace, prosperity to theentire world that no countries are strange and no men foreign.”
It is worth knowing that Kim JinHwan is well versed in the Hindi language and he has such a flare for theIndian language that he made other five friends learn it in no time. When onehears sweetness of Hindi pouring from their vocal chords in the form of “Namaste,Aap Kaise Haen, Mitter Meethi-Meethi Chai to pila deejiye” and more of suchshort sentences and phrases; it indeed forwards a beyond belief greatexperience. All of them unanimously admitted that all languages prevalent inthe world are sweet and these are in no way a barrier to make other countriesstrange.
Illustrative, Busan (BUFS) andHankuk (HUFS) of Foreign Studies have academic exchange program agreements with100+ universities in many countries. In addition to studies of top westernlanguages, eastern language programme studies include Japanese, Chinese, Hindi,Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Burmese, Arabic, and more.