|Nepalese Ambassador Kaman Singh Lama, left, presents a certificate of appreciation to Min Ji-young, choreographer and Ari Art Company|
president, for her role in creating links between Korea and Nepal at the Wolgok soccer field in Seoul, on Oct. 5. / Korea Times
The award ceremony, which took place Oct. 5 at a soccer field in Seoul's Seongbuk District, marked the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Korea and Nepal as well as the Nepalese festival Dashain. It was one of many events that the embassy organized to celebrate the anniversary.
The Nepalese envoy presented the certificates to each recipient before hundreds of Nepalese nationals living in Seoul, who had gathered there to celebrate the anniversary and watch a soccer tournament involving 18 teams.
Seongbuk District Mayor Kim Young-bae was also present to celebrate the anniversary.
Among the Koreans who received certificates of appreciation were the organizers of a three-day trade investment seminar, which took place in Seoul from May 15 to 17, according to Raja Ram Bartaula, the Nepalese Embassy's deputy head of mission.
"Ambassador Lama decided to recognize the Koreans for their bridge roles between Korea and Nepal," Bartaula said.
Choreographer Min Ji-young, who runs the Ari Art Company, also received a certificate. Dancers from Min's company performed during the seminar.