South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Jang-keun on Wednesday said the future of Bangladesh is very bright for its young people who are smart, talented and eager to make a better life and better future.
He made remarks while addressing a function held at the Embassy of South Korea.
Six winning teams of the "2021 K-pop World Festival Bangladesh" audition were awarded at the function.
The six teams are LXS, EXD, Lost Dynasty, Dxverse, Heaven's LAW, and Blue Poppers.
LXS, the first prize winner, received $1,000 and EXD, the second prize winner received $500.
The ambassador wished the young winners’ dreams come true.
He told the young winners that if there is any message that Korea can give to the world, it is a message of hope and dream.
"K-pop stars such as BTS and Black Pink are giving a message of hope to the young generation around the world," he said.
The 2021 K-pop Bangladesh audition was held virtually between June and July with a co-sponsorship of Samsung Electronics in Bangladesh.
The works of the six teams were sent to the organizer of the 2021 K-pop World Festival in Korea who showed interest in the work of the two teams, EXD and Heaven’s Law.
The organizer will select 10 teams for the final competition among those selected at the country level competition around the world.
The six talented teams of Bangladesh youths were selected among 142 teams who participated in the contest by submitting their K-pop performance video clips.
The Korean Embassy has been hosting the K-pop festival annually since 2015, but due to the corona pandemic, the festival was held virtually in 2020 and 2021.
Shefa Tabassum who had won the best prize for solo K-pop dancing performance
at the 2018 Changwon K-Pop World Festival in Korea participated in today’s ceremony as an Master of Ceremony(MC).
The video works of the six winners can be found at the Embassy's YouTube Channel.