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The Celebration Of Korean Culture In Lahore

Posted In Culture By Fiza Khan - 13 Jan 2019

Here’s An Insight Into A Night Devoted To The Celebration Of Korean Culture In Lahore

The Celebration Of Korean Culture In Lahore: South Korea and Pakistan have been relishing strong bilateral relations since a very long time; which is being shown in the various ventures which have been initiated by the national leaders as well as artists from the private sector such as the businessmen.

Nearly 60 years after the destructive Korean conflict, out of which South Korea arose as a nation-state on the world map, today this country is not just a stable and robust Asian economic giant but also a technological substation where successfulness is now common along with all the engaging trappings of advanced Occident notwithstanding the fact that this nation is located in a highly notable region of the Orient which is the Far East.


This extensive transmutation of South Korea from a war-torn nation to a one which is flourishing is undoubtedly a daily living achievement to the sheer steadfastness, determination, and aptitude of South Koreans.


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I, as an admirer of literature and cultures from around the globe, was fascinated to escort an event of The Celebration Of Korean Culture In Lahore last month (Friday, 14th Dec 2018) on the centennial of Korean rich culture in Lahore’s famous Forman Christian College University (FCCU).


I had the joy of chaperoning the event not only as an attendee member but also as a partaker of it since the function primarily constituted of solo singing of Korean Pop (also known as K-Pop) music by chosen students of FCCU.


I had the privilege of chosen among one of those few singers, and I was able to get this renown after the meticulous practice of K-Pop music and after a scrupulous singing trial at a former audition.


My fellow performers and I chose distinctive K-Pop songs largely to serenade a widely diverse audience of Koreans & Pakistanis as the event was not only escorted by the Pakistani faculty of FCCU but also by some high profile panjandrum from Korean Embassy, based in Pakistan which includes the minister counselor Sang Seung Man with his Korean Counsel.


The function also had Korean and American faculty members of FCCU. It was arranged essentially because of the efforts of Korean linguistic instructor and administrator Forman Language center Ma’am Ruth Park who led this whole plan of a ceremony of her country’s culture and art in an educational institute in Lahore, which happens to be our cultural capital.


Source: The Express Tribune


I sang the song “Say Yes” by Seventeen (a favorite K-Pop group) and to my amazement I was able to captivate the masses with this melodious Korean song in my debut as a singer of some kind.

One of my fellow musicians performed with me, by singing his beautiful song with loafing guitar music too. After our performance, the ceremony also displayed an artistic taekwondo show by some qualified individuals, and everybody, sitting in the audience immensely relished it.

Soon afterward, participation certificates and awards were being given by the Rector of FCCU Dr. James Tebbe among the musicians of the night. Then the celebration ended on a good note as everybody there was served with some scrumptious Korean treats which includes likes of Kimchi and Gimbap which were exceedingly appreciated by everyone.

I had a fabulous time to relishing the delicious Korean food after giving my best during my singing act.

Events like the Celebration Of Korean Culture In Lahore fairly improve a broader socio-cultural harmony between nations even geographically further from each other just like South Korea and Pakistan.

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