Korea pays homage to 60 Para Field Ambulance through photo exhibition

 Korea pays homage to 60 Para Field Ambulance through photo exhibition

Team L&M

As a way to express its gratitude to India, especially the 60 Para Field Ambulance, the Korean Cultural Centre is hosting a month-long exhibition Korean War Special Exhibition : 60 Para Field Ambulance, beginning today. The exhibition is being held at Nam June Paik Hall, Korean Cultural Centre India in Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi.

This is the 72nd anniversary of the Korean War. The exhibition showcases the joint efforts of Indian and Korean Troops with the help of 32 archived photographs. In addition, there are videos paying tributes to 60 Para Field and experiences of war veterans and a short message of remembrance to the troops.

Korean War, the conflict between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and People’s Republic of Korea (South Korea), broke out in June 1950 in which millions lost their lives. India supported the UN Security Council Resolutions and deployed a medical troop “60 Para Field Ambulance” to provide medical support to those injured in the war. The troop totaled 627, and was the largest troop of its kind during the Korean War.

Korean war photo exhibition

The troop included four combat surgeons, two anaesthesiologists and one dentist. Commanded by Lieutenant Colonel AG Rangaraj, the 60 Para Field Ambulance provided assistance to an estimated 2.2 lakh wounded during the war and performed 2,324 field surgeries. The troop was further divided into smaller support units like Daegu Station and Uijeongbu. Among the 627 medical aid workers dispatched, a total of 10 members of the unit were injured and two lost their lives.

“Through this exhibition, the KCCI expresses their gratitude and pays homage to the 60 Para Field Ambulance. Today’s developed Republic of Korea is possible because of their sacrifice,” says Hwang Il-Yong, Director, Korean Cultural Centre, India, adding that KCCI will continue to create programs that play a role in developing strong relations between Korea and India.

The show is on till July 24




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