Faridabad student wins 5th Korea Quiz in Delhi NCR
New Delhi: Korean Cultural Center India organized 5th Korea-India Friendship Quiz Contest’ – one of the biggest quiz contest on international theme of Delhi NCR with the participation of more than 31000 students from 60 Schools. Top 4 winners will go to Korea for six days and five night’s trip. 20 other students will receive cash prizes of Rs. 51,000, a statement issued by the organizers said.
The quiz was held on various aspects of history and culture and general knowledge about Korea, as well as growing bilateral relationship between India and Korea.
The winners were selected from among 510 semi-finalist students. Only 8 of which made their way into the grand finale, the statement read.
Kim Kum-pyoung, Director, Korean Cultural Center India, said that India and Korea share a strong bond in the areas of culture, heritage, and business. He also mentioned that strengthening the youth connect between both the nations will give this bilateral relation a much stronger base.
The initiative was started by KCCI in 2016 with the aim of strengthening Korea – India relationship through spreading awareness and knowledge among Indian youth.
First prize winner, Aarush Gupta, a student of Class 10th from Aravali International School, Faridabad said that he was motivated to learn about Korea because of his fascination with Korean culture and its similarities with Indian culture, particularly the same date of the Independence days of both the countries.
Second prize winner, Swapnil Gupta, a student of Class 10th from Indraprastha International School, Dwarka said that now going to Korea had become a reality thanks to his victory won by hard work of two years.
Third prize winner, Anusha Gupta, a student of Class 10th from Amity International School, Pushp Vihar said she is a big fan of K-Pop and she had always fantasized about going to the land of K-pop and now it has come true.
Fourth prize was won by Riya, a student of Class 12th from Modern Public School, Shalimar Bagh.
The annual quiz competition inaugurated in 2016 had around 10,000 student’s participation in the first year. This year the huge participation has not only raised the bar but also made a tough room for winners. Students were well versed on subjects like K-pop, K-drama, and Korean delicious food while being aware of close ties between India and Korea over culture and diplomatic relationship.
Some of the schools that participated are Springdales School, Amity School, St. Marks School, and DPS Vasant Kunj.