Embassy celebrates New Year at a newly relocated Chancery in Sungbuk-dong

Embassy celebrates New Year at a newly relocated Chancery in Sungbuk-dong

Apr 16, 2013

Because of inconvenience due to inadequate office space to its officials and staffs, the Embassy of Nepal in Seoul is relocated in Sungbuk-dong from April 14, 2013 marking with the beginning of a New Year 2070 BS. Maintaining the local tradition of house warming up coinciding with the celebration of New Year, the Embassy of Nepal organized a reception at the new Chancery in the evening of April 14, 2013. The celebration was attended by a considerable number of Nepalese community members representing different professions including Non-Resident Nepalese, Students, Businessmen, Social organizations and workers. Senior Journalists of The Kantipur and Republica, national dailies of Nepal, were also present on the occasion. The participants exchanged their New Year greetings with added enthusiasm and jubilation and expressed their wishes for peace, progress and prosperity of Nepal and Nepalese in 2070. They also wished for peaceful Korean peninsula. Addressing the gathering, the Charge d’ Affaires a. i. expressed his happiness to celebrate the New Year at the new Chancery of the Embassy and wished for happiness of all the Nepalese including the members of Nepalese community living in Korea. While praying peace in Korean peninsula amidst a rising tension between the North and South Korea, the Charge d’ Affaires a.i. also highlighted the significance of bringing Eternal Peace Flame from Lumbini, Nepal, the birthplace of Shakyamuni Buddha, to the Republic of Korea and permanently establishing it in Dosun Sa for perpetual burning. He also said that this initiation of the Embassy and Dosun Sa temple would manifest a historic event marking Nepal-Korea relations to a new height. Embassy of Nepal Seoul, Korea April 15, 2013