Korea‘s honorary Consul General in Kolkata shows affection towards Korea

Jan 12, 2016, 08:40 am

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Rajiv Kaul, Korea's honorary Consul General in Kolkata, has been working as a consul for Korean immigrants and as mediator between Korean immigrants and Indian high-ranking officials.
Rajiv Kaul (center), Korea's honorary ConsulGeneral in Kolkata, smiles at a dinner party held for Korean delegation at hishouse on January 6 with Dinsh Trivedi (right), former minister of the Ministryof Railways and Health and Human Services, and his son-in-law by his side./Photographed by Ha Man-joo

By Ha Man-joo, India correspondent, AsiaToday - Rajiv Kaul, Korea's honorary Consul General in Kolkata, has invited 350 Korean immigrants  to his theme park and water park during Feb. 7 to 9, which is Lunar New Year, according to reports on Monday.

An official from Korean Community Association in Kolkata said, "Consul General Kaul always does his best to ensure that Korean immigrants live in India without any convenience."

Mr. Kaul and his family also guided Korean Ambassador to India Cho Hyun and business leaders, who had visited Kolkata to attend 'Bengal Global Business Summit' throughout the three days on Jan. 6 to 8.

Rajiv Kaul (fifth to the right in the back row), Korea'shonorary Consul General in Kolkata, hosted a luncheon for Cho Hyun (sixth), KoreanAmbassador to India, Korean business leaders, and representative families from KoreanCommunity Association at his water park on Jan. 7./ Photographed by Ha Man-joo

He met with AsiaToday and said, "I would like to see many Korean firms set up their base in India, especially in Bengal region and win the best success. In fact, he and Korean delegation made a visit to environmental equipment company KC Cottrell's Kolkata store, and said, "I'm very proud of having such an excellent company. If you need help, please contact us at any time."

In 2001, Mr. Rajiv Kaul received a job offer as Consul General from a chairman of a Korean conglomerate.  Since then, he visited Korea once a year for the past 15 years, and met several highest level Korean officials, including Korean President.

He is Chairman of Nicco Group, which owns energy and power related manufacturing company and amusement parks. He is the president of Xavier University in Odisha. He served as president of various economic organizations, including Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), All India Management Association (AIMA), Indian Electrical & Electronic Manufacturers' Association (IEEMA), and Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

An official from Korean Community Association in Kolkata said, "The honorary Consul General is acting as a mediator between Korean community and Indian leadership using his wide human network."

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