Korean Embassy gifts 13,500 masks to 26 Indian schools as states prepare for reopening

The Korean Embassy issued masks to schools that have been conducting Korean language classes (curriculum-based classes and hobby classes) since 2021.

Korean Embassy gifts 13,500 masks to 26 Indian schools as states prepare for reopening School reopening: Korea gifts masks to Indian schools (Source: Official)
Anu Parthiban | Feb 4, 2022 - 7:15 p.m. IST
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New Delhi: With the announcement of the reopening of schools, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea gifted 13,500 masks with Indian flags printed on them to 26 Indian schools. According to the ministry of education, schools are fully open in 11 states, partially opened mainly for higher classes in 16 states and continue to remain closed in nine states.

The Korean Embassy issued masks to schools that have been conducting Korean language classes (curriculum-based classes and hobby classes) since 2021. “This step was taken for welcoming the students back to schools after a long interval due to COVID-19, and to wish them a happy and healthy school life ahead,” the official statement read.

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Ambassador of Republic of Korea to India, HE Chang Jae-bok, said, "I hope that the Indian students who have been through these hard times of the COVID pandemic are able to overcome it by staying healthy and can continue with their lives and studies in the school well and to deepen the understanding of Korean language and Korean culture.”

Through this, he conveyed his expectation from the Indian students to become a bridge between Korea and India in the future.

The Embassy further said, “Korean Cultural Centre India has been conducting pilot classes for Korean Language Education at Indian schools since 2015 and currently, 15 schools (18 classes, 607 students) are conducting Korean Language classes as a part of their curriculum, 18 schools (27 classes, 929 students) are conducting Korean Language classes as hobby classes thanks to the Indian government`s Korean language course recommendation through its 2020 National Education Policy and the popularity of Korean culture since the Covid 19 pandemic.”

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Nine of them are in Delhi and nearby, 3 in Chennai, 2 in Punjab, and 1 in Imphal. Particularly, 7 schools are conducting Korean Language classes as a part of their curriculum and hobby classes at the same time this year. 1,536 students have been learning Korean Language from a total of 26 schools.

The list of schools that were gifted masks by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.

Sl. No.

Name of the School

No. of masks gifted

1

Abhinav Global School, Delhi

440

2

Apeejay School, Panchsheel Park, Delhi

500

3

Arwachin Bharti Bhawan Senior Secondary School, Delhi

310

4

ASN Senior Secondary School, Delhi

1,170

5

Birla Vidya Niketan, Delhi

460

6

BVB Mehta Vidyalaya, Delhi

940

7

Caledonian International School, Punjab

260

8

DAV Centenary, Ghaziabad

280

9

DAV Faridabad (Sector-14), Faridabad

690

10

Delhi World Public School, Dadri, Ghaziabad

840

11

Ganga International School, Delhi

880

12

Green Valley Academy, Noida

610

13

Greenway Modern School, Delhi

850

14

Hindustan International School Guindy, Chennai

370

15

Hindustan International School Karapakkam, Chennai

380

16

Hindustan International School Padur, Chennai

280

17

Indraprastha International School, Delhi

360

18

Learners International School, Greater Noida

60

19

Mangal Kids School, Imphal

930

20

Modern Public School, Delhi

780

21

Mount Abu Public School, Delhi

630

22

Mount Litera Zee School, Ghaziabad

100

23

Sri Venkateshwar International School, Delhi

320

24

St. Ezra International Senior Secondary School, Punjab

210

25

The Manthan School, Greater Noida

560

26

Vidya Bharti School, Rohini, Delhi

290

Total masks gifted

13,500


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