Sewa International activist Shri Ravi Kumar on his tour to South East Asia visited Seoul from April 26 to 30. Three workshops on Vedic Mathematics and Vedic Sciences were held in Seoul National University main campus and Sung Kyun Kwan University suwon. These were attended by Head of Mathematics Department; Dean of Mathematics Faculty, Professors from different area study, Research Students and Post Graduate students. In every workshop professors and students showed keen interest and unanimously requested the duration to be increased in order to learn more. Three of these students later conducted classes on Vedic Maths in two temples at the next day to the great amazement of the devotees. Shri Ravi Kumar also explained the Hindu influence in South East Asia and around the world by means of PowerPoint presentations at two Radha Krishna Mandirs in and around Seoul.
In all his speeches Ravi Shri Kumar highlighted the strong historical, cultural and linguistic connections between Koreans and Indians for the past 2000 years. He gave several examples of common words in Tamil and Korean languages to the great amazement of the audience, many of whom were made aware for the first time. He also showed the closeness of cultural traits between Indians and Koreans like using only right hand for giving accepting money and valuables from others, respect for the teachers, respecting elders in families and society. He narrated the story (that most Koreans believe true) that an Indian Princess of divine birth (Mata Laxmi) sailed from Bharat in 48 AD to marry Korean King Kim Suro, also considered as of divine birth (Lord Vishnu). Several Presidents, Prime Ministers and ministers of Korea claim today that they are the descendents of the Divine Princess from Bharat. Narrating this episode Shri Ravi Kumar urged the Indians in Korea to work for a meaningful interaction with Koreans so that the Koreans too start owning the Universal Vedic values as their own.
All the programmes were planned meticulously by Dr Abhijit Ghosh, Professor of Yoga in Dong Seoul University, South Korea and a team of wellwishers.