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Date: December 6th, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m to 1:30 p.m

Participants of the trip: 

Korean Guests

Mrs. Sung Hee Chang, Mrs. Yeong Hwa Hur, Mrs. Olive Han, Mr. Jun Ho Lee, Mr. Jin Gap Kim

Indian Guest

Ms. Chayanika Singh

Leader- Shirsha Singh

Members-

General Affairs: Olivia Guha, Sewoti Banerjee Promotions: Barsha Laskar, Upasana Mondal

Reports: Bisakha Roy Choudhury, Debolina Das, Sukanya Roychowdhury

Summary of the trip:

On 6th December’19, SAYUL in India Team I organized its first Cultural Exchange Trip to St. Paul’s Cathedral and King’s Bakery. St. Paul’s Cathedral was our first destination of the day. Acknowledged as an ‘architectural treasure’ on the land of ‘City of Joy’ Kolkata, St. Paul’s Cathedral was built in the Gothic revival style (Indo-Gothic design). It was the first Episcopal Church of the Eastern world. The overall structure resembles England’s Norwich Cathedral with three Gothic stained glass windows and two frescoes in Florentine Renaissance style and the tower is modeled on “the Bell Harry” tower of Canterbury Cathedral.

The trip commenced at 10 a.m. as all the SAYUL members and Korean guests gathered in front of the entrance gate of the Church. Everyone partaking in the trip had the opportunity to witness a procession of and for the Specially Abled Children supported by the Cathedral. A brief on St. Paul’s Cathedral was given by SAYUL Leader, Ms. Shirsha Singh, in Korean to the visiting guests and then all the participants proceeded towards the Church. Everyone prayed together under the same roof and experienced the essence of peace and tranquility of the Church.

Around 11:20 a.m., all the members and the Korean guests moved to the next destination that was the 2nd Outlet of King’s Bakery. It is the very first Korean Bakery in our town serving traditional Korean dishes and confectioneries. Food is an important part of cultural identity which opens a window for cultural exchange. Cooking traditional food is a way of preserving one’s own culture in new places. Both the SAYUL members and the Korean guests relished the unique Korean experience away from Korea. As a friendly gesture, SAYUL members treated the Korean guests to lunch and vice versa. And the trip concluded with a happy, gratifying, delicious meal.


The Activities on the trip:

  • Witnessing a procession of and for the Specially Abled Children supported by the Cathedral

  •  Briefing on the historical and archaeological aspects of St. Paul’s Cathedral

  • Interacting with Koreans in their native language, a platform to enhance our Korean speaking skills

  • Offering prayers together

  • Relishing Korean cuisine at King’s Bakery while watching ‘Knowing Brothers’

  • Jamming to K-pop songs at the Bakery


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KOREAN CULTURAL DAY, KOLKATA, INDIA 


Date: September 7th, 2019

Venue: Baptist Missionary Society, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Time: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

No. of Attendees: approx. 250

Sponsoring Organization: Korean Cultural Centre India (KCCI) & Korean Culture and Language Centre (KCLC), Kolkata


On 7th September 2019, KCCI & KCLC sponsored the Korean Cultural Day in Kolkata which focused on promoting and imparting the knowledge about Korea & its culture. The event was held in the premises of Baptist Missionary Society, Kolkata from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and was attended by 250 people approximately, including the students of KCLC, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture and Hosanna Taekwondo Club. KCLC Kolkata organized the event along with the active participation of the members of SAYUL Team Kolkata under the leadership of Ms. Shirsha Singh (Team I) & Ms. Baishakhee Chakraborty (Team II), Hosanna Taekwondo Club and King’s Bakery (Korean Bakery in Kolkata).


President of Korean Association in Kolkata, School of Languages & Linguistics, Jadavpur University & IGNOU (CKLC) Korean teacher, Mr. Moon Dae Hun was on hand to open the event. KCCI Program Intern, Mr. Yoo Seong Ho; Hosanna Taekwondo Club, Master Lee Jun Ho; King’s Bakery, Owner, Mr. Jung Seok; KCLC Kolkata, Korean teacher, Mrs. Gwak; President of  Indo-Korean Cultural Club (KCLC), Mrs. Han graced the event with their presence.


The three hours long program comprised of presentations on SAYUL in India, Trip to Korea, Korean Cuisine, Korean Beauty & Skincare and Introduction to Korean Language Institutes & Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK). The brief on SAYUL in India was about its introduction, purpose & objectives, and its role in promoting culture exchange between the two countries. The event also consisted of thrilling performance by the students of Hosanna Taekwondo Club, a small K-pop Song & Dance Cover Contest, Quiz Contest both for Korean guests and the attendees, and concluded with a Lottery draw.

Refreshment packs under King’s Bakery were served to every attendee as well as a small K-food stall was organized for K-food lovers.


Everybody enjoyed the event and highly appreciated the organizers. The event revealed many aspects of Korean culture before the audience.

SAYUL members not only just participated in presenting various programs but also volunteered and worked hard behind the curtain for weeks to make the event possible.

The event was entirely organized under the guidance and support of KCLC Officiating Secretary, Mr. Kim Jin Gap (Head organizer).



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Date: September 7th, 2019

Participants: Baishakhee Chakraborty(Team leader), Adity Sharma, Bijuri Dey, Jhelum Ghosh, Joy Chandra Dey, Purbasha Mal, Sharanya Paul, Smritikana Ray, Sohini Chakraborty, Smritikana Sulagna

Short Explanation: "Korean Cultural Day in Kolkata"

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Date: December 20th, 2019

Participants: Baishakhee Chakraborty(Team leader), Adity Sharma, Bijuri Dey, Jhelum Ghosh, Joy Chandra Dey, Purbasha Mal, Sharanya Paul, Smritikana Ray, Sohini Chakraborty, Smritikana Sulagna, Mrs. Han, Mr. Kim, Mr. Lee, Mrs. Gwak, Mrs. Chang (Korean)

Short Explanation: Great Teamwork Can Make Anything Possible: Learning the Preparation of  Korean Dish and Enjoying Movie Day at KCLC

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Date: December 6th, 2019

Participants: Baishakhee Chakraborty(Team leader), Adity Sharma, Bijuri Dey, Jhelum Ghosh, Joy Chandra Dey, Purbasha Mal, Sharanya Paul, Smritikana Ray, Sohini Chakraborty, Smritikana Sulagna, Mrs. Han, Mr. Kim, Mr. Lee, Mrs. Gwak, Mrs. Chang (Korean)

Short Explanation: SAYUL India Day-trip and Korean Food with Koreans in Kolkata

A day trip to St. Paul’s Cathedral Church and King’s Bakery’s second outlet at Park Circus was arranged by SAYUL in India team(led by Baishakhee Chakraborty) along with Shirsha Singh's team for Korean residents living in Kolkata. With Christmas almost dawning upon us and winter just starting to lay its seeds in the weather of Kolkata the ancient church with its Gothic architecture and located at the heart of Kolkata in Park Street serves as the best location for a day outing for everyone and anyone. The church is the largest cathedral in Kolkata and the first Episcopal church in Asia. The Anglical church serves as the seat of the Diocese of Kolkata. One can roam the church grounds and the gardens attached to it to take in the beauty and the peace the environment offers.  

The whole Team

Srijita Das, Purbasha & Adity explaining the architecture and history of St. Paul's Cathedral to our Korean guest.  

Purbasha with Mrs. Olive Han

Our SAYUL in INDIA Team at King's Bakery

Mrs. Olive Han tasting Korean food we ordered at King's Bakery.

 When you start out as a team, but you turn into a family❤️

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Date: November 25th, 2019

Participants: Baishakhee Chakraborty(Team leader), Adity Sharma, Purbasha Mal (+Shirsha's Team), Mr. Jung Seok (Korean)

Short Explanation: We planned a trip together with our SAYUL members to King’s Bakery. We discussed many things related to Korea like Korean traditions and culture, Korean history, Korean lifestyles, Korean entertainment industry Korean foods and much more. I would like to give brief information about the King’s Bakery. King’s Bakery is a restaurant where we can get authentic Korean cuisines in Kolkata. It has been 3 years since its set up. The place is run by Seok Jung and his wife, Sojin Lee. The article is for the new outlet of King’s Bakery located at AJC Bose Road, Kolkata.

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Date: June 21st, 2019

Participants: Baishakhee Chakraborty(Team leader), Adity Sharma, Bijuri Dey, Jhelum Ghosh, Joy Chandra Dey, Purbasha Mal, Sharanya Paul, Smritikana Ray, Sohini Chakraborty, Smritikana Sulagna

Short Explanation: "A little kindness can take us a long way”: A Movie Day at Korean Culture and Language Centre


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Date: October 21st, 2019

Participants:  Prakriti Subba, Rupsa Nag, Sharmistha Naskar, Sohini Banerjee, Tanurima Chand

Short Explanation: We have always loved Korean food and after receiving the pdf on trendy restaurants we really felt like going to one here itself. So, for our first official offline meet, our team (Tanurima Chanda, Sohini Banerjee, Prakriti Subba, Tanurima Chanda, Sharmistha Naskar) went to King's Bakery in Kolkata to try out the delicious Korean food there. We were also accompanied by our Japanese friend Kaho Watanabe who also wanted to go there. We talked about Korean music, food, culture, and Kaho also told us about her experience when she had been to Korea 2 years ago and how she loved her stay there. She also told us about the similarities between Korean and Japanese foods. It was a lovely day.

Here are pictures of the food we tried:

Non-veg Kimbap and Tteokbokki (Photographed by Tanurima Chanda)

Dakgangjeong (Korean style chicken with peanuts and pickled onion) Photographed by Tanurima Chanda

Bukeoguk (Pollack Soup with rice, kimchi, and pickled onion) Photographed by Tanurima Chanda

Cream Choux, our favorite dessert from King's Bakery. Photographed by Tanurima Chanda

King's Bakery is located at the Rosedale Plaza in Newtown, Kolkata.

The cute interior of King's Bakery. (Don't mind our empty plates and bowls :P)

A selca with Kaho. The whole team could not take a selca because two members had to leave early and we were so busy eating that we forgot to click pictures of ourselves. :P

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Date: December 15th, 2019

Participants: Rupsa Nag, Sarmishtha Naskar along with friends Shirsha Majumder and Saptarshi Ghosh, Sohini Banerjee, Tanurima Chanda, Mr. Moon Daehun and Mrs. Park Insook (Korean)

Short Explanation: Our SAYUL team of five people namely Rupsa Nag, Sohini Banerjee, Prakriti Subba, Tanurima Chanda, Sharmistha Naskar visited Metcalfe Hall on 15.12.19. We were also accompanied by our guests Mr. Moon Daehun, Mrs. Park Insook. The cultural assimilation was an enriching experience. The Metcalfe hall is an old heritage building of Kolkata from the colonial times. It has been reconstructed in the recent past as a Kolkata museum which exhibits all that Kolkata is about ranging from history, photography, film, literature, food, arts to festivals, people of different places and faiths coexisting, transport, geography, and the very essence of the city itself. The experience was truly memorable and we are going to cherish it for a long time.

The Metcalfe Hall is an ancient heritage building built in the 1840s. It is named after Governor-General Sir Charles T. Metcalfe honoring his efforts towards a free press. The Athenian style building's interior has been renovated and made into a cultural museum that offers to visitors a glimpse of the city of joy Kolkata. Its three floors encompass Kolkata's history, films, literature, culture, nostalgia, secularism through exhibitions and art installations. One can also enjoy a VR tour of Kolkata on the second floor.

Us with Mrs. Park Insook. Photographed by: Mr. Moon Daehun.

 

The photography exhibition showing Durga Puja, mosque, Jewish synagogues, vintage cards, celebrations of the Chinese New Year at China Town all of which happen in Kolkata.

"Topor"- the groom's cap used in Bengali weddings. This art installation shows the various things used for marriage rituals ranging from betel nuts to conch shells. Photograph by: Saptarshi Ghosh

Notable Bengali people from different social spheres. See if you can recognize them! Rabindranath Tagore, Shri Ramkrishna Paramahansa, Sri Aurobindo, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Swami Vivekananda, Sukumar Ray, Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Kazi Nazrul Islam, Raja Rammohun Roy, Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose, Toru Dutt, Satyajit Ray, Mother Teresa

The famous Howrah bridge on the river Ganga depicted in the shadowgraphy show.

Old film, advertisement, and other posters displayed.

Kolkata and typewriters have a special connection. An old typewriter art installation.
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Date: September 15th, 2019

Participants: Rupsa Nag (Team leader), Prakriti Subba, Sharmistha Naskar, Sohini Banerjee, Tanurima Chanda (+Pausali Poddar's Team), Moon Daehun, Park Insook, Park Taeyong, Yoon Bowon, Park Jihu, Park Jian (Korean)

Short Explanation: 

On 15th September 2019, two SAYUL India teams planned a trip together with 6 Korean guests. We went down the nostalgic buzzing lanes at the heart of Kolkata, brimming with its Jewish heritage. It was an extremely fun and enriching trip where we learned and saw new things. The trip ended with the exchange of gifts and eating snacks we had prepared for our Korean guests from Nahoum and Sons, the oldest bakery in Kolkata.
(Find the full report of the trip in the attachment at the end of the post!)

안녕하세요. 여러분!

저희는 인도 세울 콜카타팀입니다. 저는 이 팀의 리더입니다. 

저희는 2019년 9월 15일에 콜카타의 유명한 두개의 유대 회당을 방문했습니다. 여섯명의 한국 사람과 아홉명의 인도 학생들과 함께 갔습니다. 

한국 사람들한테 줄 콜카타에서 유명한 빵집의 빵을 선물로 준비했습니다. 함께 사진도 찍고 여행을 마친후 간단한 스낵과 음료수를 마시면서 즐거운 이야기도 나누었습니다. 

정말 즐겁고 유익한 시간이었습니다.

The poster for the trip.

The happy team at Maghen David  Synagogue. In frame (L:R) Prakriti Subba, Mr. Park Taeyong, Tanurima Chanda, Sharmistha Naskar, Park Jihu, Suranjana Dey, Mrs. Yoon Bowon, Park Jian, Mrs. Park Insook, Bidushee Biswas, Mr. Moon Daehun, Rupsa Nag, Pausali Poddar, Sohini Banerjee.

Beth El Synagogue, Kolkata, 1856. Beth El, literally meaning "House of God," is a beautiful synagogue located at a 5-minute distance from the Maghen David Synagogue. Its architecture is breathtaking with stained glass decorations and chandeliers. It used to be the main community prayer hall for the Jewish community of Kolkata. It still has a "mikvah" the ritual cleansing bath Jews use.

Park Insook Ma'am taking a good look at the Jewish Bread Oven at Beth El Synagogue, which was used for baking bread during the festival of Passover.

Stained glass and chandeliers of Beth El.

The happy team at Beth El Synagogue.