Environmental Initiatives Taken by the South Korean Government

Abhishek Sharma (Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh), Ayushi Saxena (Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh), M.Janakavi (Chennai, Tamil Nadu), Monisha Mondal (Greater Noida West, Uttar Pradesh), Smiti Iyer (New Delhi): The South Korean government pledged to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations (UN). In this article, we will touch upon four strands of South Korea’s policies and initiatives towards environment protection, namely, Green Growth, Green Energy, Climate Change, and Ecology. Let’s take a look at these one by one:

Environment Preservation Initiatives by K-Celebs

Isha Singh (New Delhi); Kaamaakshi Bhat (Zirakpur, Punjab), and Chanchal Bharti (Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh): Every year, 5th June is celebrated as World Environment Day to raise awareness about the protection of the environment. The theme of this year’s Environment Day was “Ecosystem Restoration.” There are many notable celebrities from South Korea who understand their social resposibilities and have many times stepped ahead to carry out initiatives that are meant to save and protect the nature and the environment. With the strong and familial connection, they have with their fans, they not only leave a positive impact on them, but also encourage many people around the globe to do their bit. Here, we will highlight some of the impressive causes and acts that these celebrities from South Korea have been a part of:

The Rising Korean Wave in India: K-Event by The Hindu and Korea Tourism Organization of India

Korean Wave popularly called as “Hallyu” (한류) has gained massive popularity across the world in recent times and India is no different to it. A rapid boom in India can be witnessed in the recent years with rising popularity of K-Pop and K-Dramas among the youth and teenagers that is eventually leading to their interest in other aspects of Korean Culture. The pandemic seems to have also contributed for the shift of people towards consumption of Korean entertainment at large. It is now valid to say that most fans in India are thrilled by it and wish to at least witness everything they see on screen in real life. To sum it up, it is that every Korean wave fan wishes to visit Korea once in their lifetime. Taking this undeniable point into notice, Korea Tourism Organisation and The Hindu presented an online event discussion on the topic “The Rising Korean Wave in India and Its Influence on Post- Pandemic Travel to South Korea.”