Marking the 70th anniversary of the Korean War armistice, the Korean Cultural Centre India has organised an exhibition that will bring back the memories from history.
Showcasing 32 photographs of the 60 Para Field Ambulance providing medical assistance to soldiers and civilians during the war, it will offer a glimpse into the historical context.
In November 1950, the 60 Para Field Ambulance deployed 627 personnel, the highest number of medical support personnel from any country during the Korean War. They remained on the front lines until their withdrawal in April 1954, parachuting into the battlefield to treat 220,000 soldiers and civilians. Their dedicated medical support efforts included conducting 2,324 surgeries. The unit was divided into stationed units in Daegu and frontline support units in Uijeongbu. Two members of their unit lost their lives, and ten others were injured.
“Through this exhibition, the cultural centre aims to express appreciation for the dedication of the 60 Para Field Ambulance, while reminding visitors that the development of modern Korea was made possible due to their sacrifices. I hope this exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of Korea-India diplomatic relations and 70th anniversary of Korean war armistice deepens the friendship between our two countries,” Hwang Il-yong, director of the Korean Cultural Centre India, said.
Upon entering the exhibition hall, visitors can have the opportunity to view a tribute video created based on these photographs.
When: Till July 27
Where: Korean Cultural Centre, 25-A, Ring Rd, Vikram Vihar, Lajpat Nagar IV, Delhi – 110024