New Delhi, June 25 (HS): On the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid rich tribute to the brave hearts of Korea who sacrificed their lives in the pursuit of peace on the Korean Peninsula.
A video message from the Prime Minister was screened during a commemorative ceremony to mark this solemn occasion in Seoul. The ceremony was organized by the Republic of Korea Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs and presided over by President Moon Jae-in.
Prime Minister congratulated the Korean people for their resilience, hard work and resolve in building a great country from the ashes of war and also applauded the efforts of Korean Government to secure peace and stability on the Korean peninsula.
In his message, PM Modi also recalled Indian contribution to the Korean war effort, a contribution which came in the form of deployment of 60 PARA Field Hospital. The hospital rendered yeoman service during the war and provided essential medical aid both to soldiers and civilians.
Apart from President Moon, the Korean Minister of National Defense, other Cabinet Ministers and Ambassadors representing the countries that rendered assistance to Republic of Korea during the War, and distinguished persons of the country were present at the ceremony.