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ALL SMILES: Members of the team from Korea at All Saints' College in the city on Thursday. Photo: S. Mahinsha
ALL SMILES: Members of the team from Korea at All Saints' College in the city on Thursday. Photo: S. Mahinsha

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10-member delegation gets a glimpse of Kerala culture

Thiruvananthapuram: A Korean youth team arrived in the city on Thursday as part of an Indo-Korean youth exchange programme organised by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan.

The team was given a warm welcome to the accompaniment of Panchavadyam and `thaalappoli.'

NYK national vice-chairman Kodikkunnil Suresh welcomed the 10-member delegation with garlands made of sandalwood and a `ponnaada.'

The team then visited All Saints' College where it was given a glimpse of the culture and tradition of the State.

Cultural programmes, including `Thiruvathirakali' by the students, were organised at the college.

The team later headed for Kovalam, where more of tradition - Kathakali, Mohiniyattom, Kerala Nadanam and Bharatanatyam - awaited them.

The team is headed by Kim Chi Soo of the National Youth Commission of South Korea.

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