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The Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre of the Embassy of India in Seoul held an international symposium on the development dynamics and future trajectories of India and Korea.

The Indian Council of Cultural Relations, the Institute of East and West Studies at Yonsei University, the India Foundation, and the Jammu-Kashmir Study Centre took part in the symposium on Aug. 23 and 24.

The two-day symposium was a part of the India@75 celebrations organized by the Indian Embassy in Korea. As India’s democracy turns 75 years old next year, the embassy offers a series of events, including international symposiums and workshops on India-Korea relations.

“We conceptualize this symposium as an effort to understand the developmental strategies of this pristine and relatively unknown part of India that is Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, and reflect on its future direction through the sharing of experiences and ideas, taking in cognizance the varying developmental models that are being adopted over time, both in Korea and India, and using this as a means of ideation and coming up with new thoughts, new perspectives,” Indian Ambassador to
Korea Sripriya Ranganathan said during her welcome address.

The Symposium was held online via Zoom, scholars and experts from both India and Korea graced the meet. Diverse themes on social and economic experiences and ideas were discussed which includes: a session centering on historical significance, the obstacles in the development of the region (Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh), Global Significance of the Independence process of India and the Korean Empire, New developmental models, Gender equity and Social Justice, Future agendas of both India and Korea and their relations.

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