Koreans on a hugging campaign in Varanasi

January 22nd, 2008 - 6:11 pm ICT by admin  

Varanasi, Jan 22 (ANI): The Korean students of Gyanjoo University are spreading the message of love by hugging poor people in Varanasi, as a part of their “Free Hug Campaign.”
They believe that their method can eradicate social divide by giving dignity to the deprived.
“Hugging each other is a small step to understand each other without speaking, without being violent. It may work over all castes but only if they hug each other more and more,” said Frank, a student,
The Korean students spoke passionately about the urgent need to bring a change in the mindset of the people so that they could think beyond barriers of castes.
The students not only hugged the people but also washed the feet of those belonging to Musahar caste, which is considered one of the lower social groups.
“If we need to focus on anything at this point, it is the mindset of people. If we can change the mindset of the people and people start understanding each other, then it would be perfect,” said Saisna Inko, a resident.
The Korean students have planned to visit 40 countries to propagate the message of brotherhood in the memory of those fellow countrymen who participated in the fight in 1985 to end the military dictatorship in Korea. (ANI)

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