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Indians In Korea (IIK) to Mark Diwali “Festival of Lights” at Sejong University
Special Contribution
By Prof. Rohidas Arote
Seoul National University
Diwali “Festival of Lights”

The most important festival of the year in India, Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Diwali also known as "festival of lights," is an Indian festival that falls in autumn every year.

The festival spiritually signifies victory of light over darkness, hope over despair, good over evil and commencement of a new year for some. Indians In Korea (IIK) the largest of all Indian communities in Korea celebrate Diwali since it's existence on Korean soil.

India has been a humongous source of talent and tradition, yet again, Indians In Korea celebrates Diwali with remarkable modern and contemporary yet traditional dancing performances by Indians.

This year (2014) IIK shall celebrate Diwali with glamour. HE Vishnu Prakash, Ambassador of India to Korea will attend this year’s IIK Diwali Fest 2014. Guests shall be thrilled with fun, comedy, singing by renowned Bollywood celebrities - Junior Dev Anand, belly dance performance by Korean group and dazzling dancing and singing performances by IIKians.

IIK's Diwali could never be concluded without delicious Indian dinner. IIK Diwali Fest 2014 shall witness delicious buffet of Indian delicacies by Otsal and is all set to add new feather to its cap of successes.

Indians In Korea (IIK) would like to invite you, your family and friends to join us and enjoy the "Festival of Lights" and witness Indian tradition with cultural extravaganza.

For ticket reservations visit us at

The above story was co-written by Mr. Sameer Chaoudhary, who is IT Team Director of IIK.

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The writer, Prof. Rohidas B. Arote, Ph.D. of Department of Molecular Genetics of Seoul National University’s School of Dentistry, serves as columnist for The Seoul Times. He also serves as vice president of Indians in Korea (IIK, group. He can be reached at






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