Korean First Lady dressed in Sari for Diwali enjoys the people of Ayodhya; PM delighted


Draped in an elegant sari, the South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sake drank the festivities of Diwali in Ayodhya, to the delight of the inhabitants of this pilgrimage city.

From the moment she reached Ayodhya on Tuesday, until her departure, the local population, and especially the youth, applauded and cheered her during the numerous events in which she participated, together with the Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath.

She flew in a special helicopter from Lucknow, and when she landed near Ram Ram Park around 14:30, a group of people clapped and chanted "Jai Shri Ram."

She started her Ayodhya route, offering tributes to Memorial Queen Heo.

In the company of Adityanath, she took part in the groundbreaking ceremony of modernization and beautification of the monument dedicated to the legendary princess Ayodhya, who went to Korea and married the king there in 48.

From there she went to the ceremony at Ram Kath Park, where she was greeted by artists who played the avatar of Lord Ram and Goddess Sita, who came to the park in a ceremonial chopper under the "Ram Durbar".

Kim wore a "Sita" garland when they got out of the helicopter, and Ram Naik and Adityanath were greeted by Lord Ram and Laxman.

On the spot where a huge stage was erected in a traditional Indian architectural style, she arrived in an elegant green garden and greeted the people on the platforms and in the crowd with folded hands, sending people in awe.

In her speech in the park, she mentioned the historical relationship between India and Korea and said she was praying for the prosperity of both countries when they are moving together towards a future of peace and prosperity.

In her speech she also mentioned Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore, and she said: "There is an Indian saying that sharing happiness is a multiple of it, I am very happy to celebrate Diwali in Ayodhya with all of you."

Later in the evening, it was treated blindingly by more than three thousand Earth lamps on the Saryu river ghat, in addition to the spectacular display of sound and light.

"Darkness can not overcome the light and if we all light the lamps together, we can remove the darkness," she said in Korean during the Ram Katha Park event. She also made a ceremonial "aarti".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed her joy that she wore a sari, and also published her photos from this event.

"It is a matter of great joy and pride that Ms Kim Jung-sook, the First Lady of the Republic of Korea, visited Ayodhya, and also wore traditional Indian clothing, and the people of India deeply appreciate this gesture," he wrote on Twitter.

Kim, in her speech at the park, thanked Modi for inviting her to India.

"Ayodhya and South Korea have an ancient link that is the cornerstone of the historical and civilizational ties between India and the Republic of Korea," they also added tweets.

Local resident Deepak Pandey, who attended the "Deepotsav" event, said: "I was very happy that we celebrated our culture and heritage, whether it was a saree or" aarti "on the ghat, and it was great to see Koreans arriving in such countries. number for Diwali. "

Kim's personal visit to India, which began on November 4, aroused interest in the legendary princess who married the Korean king.

According to a Korean legend, Princess Ayodhya went to Korea in 48. She married King Kim-Suro.

A large number of Koreans are following their origins to this legendary princess who is known as Queen Heo Hwang-ok.

A visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra on Wednesday is the last stop in Kim's plan before he returns to Seoul.


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