Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC), Embassy of India, Seoul is organizing Illustrated poem & Essay Competition on Gandhi to mark the conclusion of Commemorative period of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Over the past three years, to mark this commemorative occasion SVCC and the Embassy of India have organized a series of events such as Special lectures, Exhibition on Gandhi, and Painting competition featuring his life and times along with tree plantation and the inauguration of a Gandhi theme park in Gimhae. In this endeavor, SVCC has partnered with various cultural and educational institutions, city administrations, and provincial governments across the country. This competition titled “Illustrated Poem and Essay Competition on Gandhi” is being organized in partnership with Gandhi Ashram under the Institute of Indian Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, and National Research Foundation of Korea.
The topic of both contests is any theme related to life and thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi. The entry should be in the Korean language and is open from 1 September to 30 September 2020 along with the application.
There are two categories in each competition - Under 18 years and Above 18 years and 6 winners in each category will be awarded the prize. Selected entries can be displayed on Social Media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Naver Blog @IndiainROK @ICCSeoul) of Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre and Embassy of India, Seoul and can be exhibited at offline events.
More details of the competition are available in the website or Social Media accounts of Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Seoul.
Swami Vivekananda Culture Centre or Indian Cultural Centre as it is popularly known is the cultural wing of the Embassy of India in Seoul promoting Indian culture in the Republic of Korea. Fulfilling a long-held desire to provide a platform to showcase India’s rich cultural heritage and serve as the nodal point for cultural exchanges between India and the Republic of Korea, this Centre was established on 1st July 2011.
Since its inception, Centre has been providing regular classes on Yoga, Indian classical and contemporary dances, musical instruments like Tabla, Harmonium, and languages such as Hindi and Sanskrit.
It also organizes special lectures on diverse aspects of Indian culture, politics, and society by involving renowned Indian and Korean scholars and academia. Over the years, the Cultural Centre has also built an extensive network of partnerships with various cultural organizations, city administrations, and provincial governments across the country intending to broaden the stakeholders and promoting Indian culture in the Republic of Korea.