The entrance ceremony was held in the Jangchung Arena on Friday, February 22nd, 2019. In the beginning of the ceremony, former President Han Tae-sik (Bogwang) gave a welcome speech to the audience and praised how Dongguk University’s status is enhancing. He said, “I believe you are excited to have a new start as a freshman in Dongguk university. There are lots of opportunity here, like foreign exchange student programs, and you should try hard from now on to grasp that opportunity. I hope you have lots of fun as much as you can and also think about your future.”
The 19th President is giving a speech in front of the audience.
/Photograph by Lee Seon-yeong
After that, the currently elected 19th President Yoon Sung-yee, gave a speech, saying “The only thing I want you to remember is a consideration and communication. A consideration for oneself means to try to find who really we are. That is, self-examination is to care for oneself. I hope every students become a person who have consideration and communication.”
|Ven Pomnyun Sunim is addressing about the philosophy of life./Photograph by Lee Seon-yeong|
At the near end of the ceremony, the guest speaker, Ven Pomnyun Sunim made a presentation. “Each one of you are special and unique human beings. Everybody deserves to be happy and it is also one of our right to pursue happiness. However, we should also remember not to violate other’s rights in order to pursue being happy.” He emphasized the importance of having a positive mindset saying, “If you change your negative mindset and stop complaining about all the things you have to do, you would see there are many things to be grateful for.”
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