Ambika Soni releases first Korean--Hindi dictionary

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New Delhi, Jun 17 (UNI) As part of its drive to woo tourists from Korea in a big way, the Tourism Ministry has released the first Korean-Hindi dictionary.

The dictionary was released by Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni in Seoul, South Korea during her recent trip to attend the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Executive Council meeting.

A Ministry official said the work on the dictionary started in 1994 and contains more than 50,000 main entries, including 20,000 sub-entries, with over 700 pages.

The South Korean Government and India's External Affairs Ministry have provided financial grant for the project. The work, undertaken by the faculty and the students of the Department of Hindi of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies(HUFS), was coordinated by Prof Kim Woo Jo.

On the occasion of the release of the dictionary, Ms. Lee Dong-won, a student of HUFS, was awarded a return ticket for Seoul-Delhi by India's national carrier for her valuable contribution in compilation of the dictionary.

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