New Delhi, Feb 1: India is a country with a lot of young and positive energy and its “desire to grow” is something which ought to be envied upon, a visiting South Korean journalist has said here.
“What I envy about you is the energy, it is very young, it is very positive. You are full of desire to grow,” said journalist Yang Young-Eun of Korean Broadcasting System at a reception hosted by Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Raveesh Kumar here on Thursday evening.
A team of journalists and media persons from Korea are on a week long familisarisation tour of India.
During their stay, they have visited Taj Mahal in Agra and Akshardham Temple in Delhi besides interacting with senior officials of the Ministry.
The team would be travelling to Chennai on Friday for a visit to Hyundai Motors plant , a delegate said.
Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) is India's second largest passenger car manufacturer and an export leader.
Ms Yang said of course both the countries had a lot to share among themselves and it was a moment of happiness for her and her colleagues to be in India and witness the transformation being undertaken in India.
“Now that we are in India perhaps for first time for many of us, I am pretty sure, we will come back,” she said.
In lighter sense, she said - “May be you (Indians) have too many things to show us and seven day is not enough”.
During informal interaction, other visiting journalists also said the trip to India was educative for them.
“We had heard about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and that he is a hard worker, yet there are many things new we discovered. We did not know so much of collaboration is going on between our two countries,” said Jaehoon Hwang from Yonhap News agency.
Several of his colleagues showed interest at the ensuing elections in India with a few wanting to know from Indian journalists how the gigantic task is completed and handled so efficiently by the Election Commission.
Of course, again in a lighter sense, when a few Indian journalists said most of them do not vote as “things will hardly change”, a female Korean scribe also echoed similar sentiment and said, “We too often do not vote”.
“In fact, my father also says nothing will change,” she remarked before breaking out into peals of laughter. (UNI)