prior to i gratify your quest as to why i dream of becoming the Indian ambassador to South korea , let us travel back in time , to January 26 , 2010 when the korean President Lee visited India to grace its Republic day , or, even further back to february 2006 when the Indian President Dr. Kalam visited Republic of korea to launch Joint Task Force , both of these owe their origin to 1950 -1953 , when Indian Prime minister Nehru did sow the seed of comradeship with Rok by mediating in the korean war.This has also acted as a launchpad to the deepened political understanding , inter-cultural respect and economic tirs between these two like minded nations.
Unknown to all the aforementioned facts , seven years back i first set my feet on korean land , i clearly remember someone shouting - " we are finally at Seoul Inchron International Airport " , which restored my consciousness. Stupefyingly , along my line of sight was not an only an airport , but a hotel , movie theatre , eco garden, ice skating rink , all luxuries combined in one.Welcomed by amazement , i was sure about more surprises , ahead.
Although after giving effect to all my tasks , I paid loveable visits to "Big Bird " stadium ( being a football lover ) and Jeongu Hanok village to understand the rich korean culture , yet the most remarkable visit was to the Market of markets - the Gwangjang market , its food section located amidst , was characterised by steaming and fashioned alike looking foodstalls , the dishes ranged from sizzling bulgogs , spicy chicken soup to korean barbecue , all dictated the rich korean food culture.
An unique happening , associated to this place , took while ( as i am a peddler ) i was revolving around the handicraft stalls , and a beautiful Buddha statue came in my sight , with all the intentions to buy i was barred by the price tag .Undoubtedly , the shopkeeper understood everything and persuasively sold it to me at a low price saying that it was mera a replica of the original statue .After two months , i came back India and one of my friends dealing in such goods revealed its originality, that is when i comprehended the inter- cultural respect and love between two nations.
I paid my final visit to Seoraksan National Park marked by rocky hills draped in snow blanket , the canopy of Peak trees appearing like pillars of the forest and jewel blue streams of lakes , relentless in musical chorus, indeed another " Eden Garden."
The Republic of korea and India , in a dark and stifling atmosphere of global flux , have brought fesh air and sunlight , premising on shared visions of global peace and security.Thus to further enstrengthen this bond , i wish to become Indian ambassador to South korea.