South Korean students on cultural exchange tour splash colour with a dash of music
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GANGTOK, 18 June: Its the capital on a cultural exchange study tour at present, a group of 12 South Korean students put up a riveting performance of the traditional Korean dance Pung Mul Lnori' for the students and teachers Of Greendale School here in Tadong yesterday.
The students, from the Dandelion School in South Korea, are being accompanied here by 4 teachers and the school's Director, In Soo Kim, and two teachers from Nagaland. Since their arrival here two weeks ago, they have performed at the Nimtar Rehabilitation & Detoxification, Centre for the residents there and another for the locals of Nimtar and surroundings here.
The cultural performance is part of their study tour which focuses upon the exchange and study of foreign cultures as understanding of the people in the places they visit.
The Director, Mr. Kim explained that the Pung Mul Lnori was a traditional Korean dance, performed during crop harvesting, signifying the harmony between the elements of the earth and the-heavens. Thedance involves the use of five instruments, the Gong which signifies thunder, the Big Gong signifying wind, the Drum signifying cloud, two Head Drums signifying rain and the Korean Timbere signifying flower.
"Sikkim is a beautiful place and holds fantastic treasures to explore and discover; we have had some wonderful experiences here on the tour so far," he expressed further.
Principal ,Green Dale School, S Dhungel expressed her gratitude to Pastor Joseph Tamang who had invited the troupe to the school and also informed that some students and teachers from the school would visit South Korea on a similar cultural exchange tour.
Cultural performances were also presented by the Greendale School students, much enjoyed by the visitors.
Pastor EPCS Church, Reverend Shyam Subba was present as the chief guest, accompanied by Pastor Robin Chettri from Assembly of God Church,. Pastor Joseph Tamang, teachers and students.
The team will next perform at Paljor Namgyal Girls Senior Secondary School on the occasion of the World Anti-Drugs Day on 26 June.
An awareness rally will also he taken out in the capital that day, with the students performing in the rally. Students from schools in and around the Capital are also expected to take part in the said rally.
The team is staying at the Nimtar Centre and is here for a month, after which they will leave for Cambodia as their next destination on the tour.