INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY CELEBRATION IN INDIA AND SOUTH KOREA

Suparna Mitra (Kolkata, West Bengal), Aanchal Tekriwal (Mahagama, Jharkhand), Monisha Mondal (Greater Noida West, Uttar Pradesh): The origin of Yoga lies in ancient India. It’s a Sanskrit word, which means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of a person’s body and consciousness. Yoga has long been recognized as India’s gift to the global culture of wellness and got its universal appeal on 11th December 2014. The United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga. The year 2021 marks the 7th Annual International Yoga Day where several activities and events took place in both India and South Korea thereby uniting both the cultures together. Let’s see how this day was celebrated in India and South Korea this year.

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:

Reasons for BTS’ Global Popularity

Yashi Priya, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: Bangtan Sonyeondan, widely popular as BTS, is a seven-member boy band from South Korea that debuted in 2013 with their lead single ‘No More Dream’ from the album 2 Cool 4 Skool. The artists were under Big Hit Entertainment, a small company with humble beginnings. As the name of the group suggests, the septet desire “to be resistant to bullets, so it means to block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that are aimed at the adolescents like bullets, to preserve the values and ideal of today’s adolescents.”