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South Korean First Lady to participate in 'Deepotsav' event in Ayodhya

On Monday, she will meet India's First Lady at the Rashtrapati Bhawan and will also call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Kim Jung
South Korean First Lady Kim Jung being gestures as she arrives at the AFS Palam in New Delhi on Sunday | TI

arrived in New Delhi on Sunday for a four-day visit during which she will participate in Diwali festivities and the ground-breaking ceremony of a memorial for a Korean queen in Ayodhya.

Kim, who was received by Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, will be the chief guest at the 'Deepotsav' event being organised by the on Tuesday.

On Monday, she will meet India's First Lady at the Rashtrapati Bhawan and will also call on Narendra Modi.

She will also meet and attend an event at a school here.

Later, on Monday evening, she will leave for Lucknow where she will meet Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister

On Tuesday, she will leave for Ayodhya where she will attend the ground-breaking ceremony of the Queen Suriratna (Heo Hwang-ok) memorial.

"The First Lady's participation in the festivities in Ayodhya will showcase our close civilisational links as well as the ongoing deepening engagement between our two countries," the had said last week.

According to Korean legends, Princess Suriratna from Ayodhya had travelled to Korea and married King Kim Suro and became Queen Heo Hwang-ok some 2000 years ago.

The will also attend the 'Deepotsav' event in the evening on Tuesday.

Kim will leave for Agra on Wednesday for a visit to thee Taj Mahal before heading home.

First Published: Sun, November 04 2018. 21:15 IST
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