South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook just landed at New Delhi for her four-day tour to India and she is all ready to become the first foreign dignitary to take part in India’s Diwali celebrations and will also take part in the “Deepotsav” at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
The wife of South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in – First lady Kim Jung-sook has arrived to India with an aim to commemorate the ancient relations between India and South Korea on the perfect occasion of Diwali when the entire country is lit with lights and joy. About the ancient relations, it is believed that an Indian legend Princess Suriratna had travelled to Korea and married a South Korean king about 2000 years ago – and Kim is in India to celebrate the relations and strengthen bilateral as well as people to people relationship between the two nations.
The first lady was received by Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal as landed at New Delhi on Monday, and met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. During the meeting, the two leaders discussed about how the deep “civilizational and spiritual” links can be remembered and strengthened even further. And after Kim Jung-sook meets with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and attend a school event, she will also discuss the progress on the MoU signed by both countries in July to expand the Suriratna memorial project in Ayodhya.
Kim will also become the first ever foreign dignitary to be the chief guest of the ‘Deepotsav’ event being organised by the Uttar Pradesh government at Ayodhya today evening. As the Korean lady prepares to arrive at Ayodhya, the city is all lit to welcome the guest – from luminous streets and buildings at the riverfront at Ram Ki Paidi to statues and icons decorated at the ghats of the Saryu River – it is all dazzle. In the event, lakhs of diyas (lamps) will be lighted at the steps of the Saryu river ghats in the evening – which is also likely to be a new record for the Guinness Book of Record.