▲ /photograph: Kim Jong-ha
Dongguk University has launched a campaign where students can put their hands together to support the second founding in April. Putting hands together is a tradition that dates back to the Buddha and monks for Buddhism ceremonies and rituals and is an authentic way to say hello in India. It is a way of life for Buddhists.
In the past when Dongguk University has held official events, putting hands together has been performed, but the general greeting has not practiced. This is hoping to change with the new campaign. This campaign is expected to popularize putting hands together and establish a specialized culture at Dongguk.
The campaign is to be promoted various ways in April. Academic committees and cleaning people will take the initiative to set an example by putting their hands together. There will also be an annual event. This will then be expanded to professors, staff and students, and families of Dongguk University.
Jeonggakwon will open a writing board to list people who put their hands together and greet each other in this manner. Also, Jeonggakwon will award a tablet PC to those individuals who put their hands together excessively on Buddha's birthday, so keep your eyes open and put those hands together for your chance to win. Sin Gwang-su, director of Jeonggakwon, said, "Putting our hands together is about being proud of Dongguk.
We may not all practice Buddhism but we can pretend by putting our hands together. It is the least we can do to develop further. A big part of religion is following routine after all."
Kim Eun-hye firstname.lastname@example.org
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