BD-Korean Fest draws huge crowd

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 23:03, Oct 07,2017

 
 

A participant performs Korean pop dance at the festival.

A large number of visitors, especially youngsters, thronged the BD Korean Festival 2017 held at the Tokyo Convention Centre in capital’s Mohammadpur on Friday.
The festival, organised by BD-K Family for the second time, showcased Korean culture through musical shows, dance competition, food contest and others.
The event, which kicked off at 1pm and continued till 9pm, featured K-Pop dance and singing competition, K-Pop cosplay competition, Korean food stalls, Korean merchandise shops and others.
Participants danced and presented English and Korean songs on the festival premises. A large number of people visited the festival venue.
‘I had a very good time at the festival,’ Samira Rahman Joyee, a student of Holy Cross School, told New Age. ‘The event was so vibrant. I danced, sang and enjoyed myself. I hope they will organise more similar events in future’ she added.
‘I came here to taste Korean food. They are selling traditional Korean cuisine for a reasonable price,’ Shyamoli Biswas, a resident of Mohammadpur’s Tajmahal Road, told New Age.
Tashnuva Zahan, one of the organisers of the festival, told New Age that BD-K Family has been organising the event annually to introduce local people with the rich culture and heritage of South Korea. ‘The event actually creates a bridge between Bangladesh and South Korea. We have been greatly inspired by the huge turnout of people at this year’s edition of the festival,’ she said.
New Age was the media partner of the event.

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