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Mizoram girl, Delhi team to compete at Changwon K-Pop World Festival final

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The first day of the four-day visit of South Korean and the first lady, Kim Jung-sook, came to an end with an enthralling finale of K-Pop World Festival here.

Organised by the Korean Cultural Centre, the stage of the world competition was attended by the here at the Siri Fort Auditorium today.

In an exciting dance and vocal competition between 22 teams and solo performers Juchy from won the first prize for vocal category, while 'We Are Family Crew' from took home the top prize in dance category.

The winners will now travel to South for the K-Pop World Festival Final on October 5.

"It's time to say that K-wave and K-pop

finally arrived in after a long time of insignificant presence. We will witness the strong and enthusiastic fandom of K-pop in India, which will surprise Korean people as well," Kim Kum-pyoung, the of India, said.

The first runner-up in the vocal category was Sruthi Ramnarayan from Chennai and in the dance category the award went to 'Elixir Crew' from

Jemimah Raphel from Bengaluru and 'Harmonic Boys' from won the third prize in vocal and dance categories, respectively.

The competition was judged by famous Korean boy band

In previous years too, Indian participants have marked their presence at the K-Pop World Festival Final.

Priyanka Mazumdar won the third prize in 2016 and dance team 'Immortal Army' won second prize in 2017 at the international stage.

Earlier in the day, the Korean also highlighted India's contribution to the world through Bollywood, Yoga, Nobel Laureates and meditation, observing that his daughter was a Yoga instructor and movies like 'Haathi Mere Saathi', 'Three Idiots' and 'Dangal' have garnered huge popularity in

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 23:45 IST
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