South Korea hails India's soft power with viral 'Naatu Naatu'
India is a powerhouse, both in terms of hard power and soft power, said Chang Jae-bok, the South Korean Ambassador to India here while speaking on the viral video of the embassy's staff dancing their hearts out to Naatu Naatu from RRR -- the Oscar-nominated Telugu film making waves globally. The Korean Ambassador also grooved to the chartbusting number along with his staff.
"India is a powerhouse, both in terms of hard power and soft power, but you have to remember that a country cannot have its status as a world leader without possessing soft power. So, people want to know more about India and they would like to visit India, looking and experiencing Indian culture like Indian tradition like Bollywood and Indian cuisines, Indian tradition dress and cricket," said the Korean Ambassador.
The viral video caught the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who praised the staff's team effort.
Produced as part of celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between South Korea and India, the envoy hailed the relationship between the two countries saying that with India's G20 Presidency, Korea looks forward to its achievements, especially in the areas of development and digital economy.
"India now is definitely an emerging global power with immense potential, with its economy rapidly and steadily growing and it's important as the world's largest democracy. So, I'm sure that India's G20 presidency will be successful and I'll be looking forward to its achievements, especially in the areas of development, and digital economy," said Chang.