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Pakistan participates in ‘Foreign Culture Journey’ program in Seoul

Mrs. Raheela Nasrullah Khan, spouse of the ambassador of Pakistan, took part in the “Foreign Culture Journey” program organized with the support of the National Library for Children and Young Adults (NLCY) in Seoul on Nov. 22, Nov, 2014. The aim of the program was to project various facets of Pakistan’s rich culture, its traditions, tourism potential as well as some basic information.

▲Photo shows Mrs. Raheela Nasrullah Khan (spouse of the Pakistani ambassador in Seoul) and Mrs. Salma Humair (spouse of the community welfare counsellor of the Pakistani Embassy in Seoul), sixth and seventh from right, respectively, with other Pakistani and Korean participants in the program.

The program comprised of a lively presentation delivered by Mrs. Khan covering different aspects of life and culture in Pakistan, basic facts about the country, lifestyles and activities of the children of Pakistan, places of tourist attractions in Pakistan such as its unique mountains, rivers, wild life, flowers and fauna etc. This was followed by a video documentary on Pakistan. There was also a display of traditional Pakistani clothes which were tried on by many young children.

A lively and interactive cultural performance was also put up by Pakistani students studying in South Korea. This included teaching of some basic words of Urdu (Pakistan’s national language), recital of poems in Urdu, application of henna designs, traditional songs and dances. Young children, who were kept continuously involved in the performances, thoroughly enjoyed the performance.

The event culminated with serving of traditional Pakistani food, prepared at the residence of the Ambassador. This was enjoyed by all the participants, young and old.

The program played an instrumental role in portraying a vibrant image of Pakistan and its culture. It was also attended by senior officials of the National Library of Children and Young Adults, spouse of officers of the Embassy, staff of the Embassy and the NLCY, and parents of the children.

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