Korean Language “Hanguel Day” celebrated at NUML

ISLAMABAD: Charge d’ Affaires Embassy of Republic of Korea Kim Jin Wook Monday visited the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) to attend the Hanguel Day (Korean Language Day) organized by the King Sejong Institute Islamabad and Korean Department of NUML.

Rector NUML Major General (Retd) Zia Ud Din Najam, Director General Brig Mohammad Ibrahim, Dean Languages, Registrar, Directors, Head of Department Korean Language and Director King Sejong Institute Islamabad Dr Atif Faraz and a large number of students also attended the ceremony.

Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, Kim Jin Wook said King Sejong was the creator of the Korean alphabets and he did a tremendous job to educate the masses. “Today Korea has 100% literacy rate and this all happened due to the vision of King Sejong,” he added.

The ambassador said the NUML was playing a vital role in promoting Korean language in Pakistan and the Korean Embassy would further enhance the interactions with it in future.

The Rector NUML said the Korean language was one of the few languages of the world whose creation was well documented in history. “We often talk about the rapid progress Korea has made in a short span of time but seldom acknowledge the part played by the Korean language in achieving this greatness,” he added.

He said apart from the leadership, high literacy rate was a deciding factor in Korea’s progress and ‘Hangeul’ played a pivotal role in achieving almost 100% literacy rate.

At the end the Korean Charge d’ Affaires distributed prizes among the winners of a competition.