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The Dokdo Month October. Gyeongsangbuk-do Province Takes the Lead in Defending Dokdo !
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The Dokdo Month October. Gyeongsangbuk-do Province Takes the Lead in Defending Dokdo !
- Gyeongbuk-do Province Strengthens Dokdo Dominium with the Dokdo Defending Resolution Rally on 10. 25. (Mon) -
- Raising Public Interest with Solid Programs like Antique Dokdo Map Exhibition and Symposium -

Gyeongbuk-do Province and Dokdo Foundation (Chairman
Cheol-Woo Lee) are presenting various programs and events to greet the Dokdo Month October. Considering the COVID-19 status, mass gathering events are minimized with a focus on conducting solid events.

To take a look at the main programs,
on October 25 (Mon), Gyeongsangbuk-do Province
Governor Cheol-lwoo Lee as well as provincial social organizations and veterans association directors will visit Dokdo. They will promote a resolution to defend Dokdo and honor patriotic will in commemoration of the 121st anniversary of enacting the Korean Empire’s Imperial Law No. 41*.
* Enactment of the Korean Empire’s Imperial Law No. 41 (10.25.1900.) ·Incorporated Ulleungdo Island and
Dokdo Island to administrative law through proclamation, and legally avowed territorial sovereignty

A symposium and an antique map exhibition are hosted to strengthen the effective control over Dokdo. A symposium with the theme of「San Francisco Peace Treaty and Dokdo Dominium」will be held in Yeungnam University on October 22 and the antique Dokdo map exhibition「Dokdo Drawn as Joseon’s Territory」will open in the National Assembly Members’ Office Building at the end of October.

In addition, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province will also take the lead in industrializing and habituating products made with the subject matter of Dokdo. After receiving work for the Dokdo Design Contest for the two days from October 19 (Tue) to 20 (Wed), excellent works will be selected and exhibited in Andong Culture & Arts Center and other places from
October 28 to 31. Moreover,「The 3rd Dokdo Product Business Fair」that showcases and sells Dokdo products, such as studying materials and stationery, both on and offline will be carried out in the whole area of Andong Mask Dance Park from October 26 (Tue) to 28 (Thu).

The Dokdo Peace Grand Prize will be awarded to the men of national merit who took the initiative in defending Dokdo. Facing its 9th ceremony, the Dokdo Peace Grand Prize is an award bestowed to an individual or a group with outstanding accomplishments in Dokdo-related peace, environmental, cultural sectors, and so forth. Applications for candidates will be received by the coming November 5, and after undergoing the screening procedure, the award will be given in December.

Promotion events utilizing Youtube, Facebook, and other online SNS will proceed as well. The Dokdo introduction video of “Dokdorang Press Corps” will be uploaded and a nationwide participating-type event will be held to continue the loving image of beautiful and peaceful Dokdo.

While orchestrating such events, Gyeongbuk-do Province and Dokdo Foundation will adhere to the policy of coping appropriately to situations for each step including rigorously observing COVID-19 prevention guidelines and maintaining social distancing.

Gyeongsangbuk-do Province Marine Fisheries Service’s Chief Youngseok Lee revealed, “In light of COVID-19 circumstances, we will only administer events around the absolutely essential ones and ensure the substantiality of consolidating the territorial sovereignty of Dokdo,” and pledged, “We will do our best to reinforce effective control over Dokdo in celebrating this year’s 121st anniversary since the enactment of the Korean Empire’s Imperial Law.


2021 Oct. “Dokdo Month” Main Event Plan



□ Dokdo Defending Resolution Rally
◦ Date : 10. 25. (Mon)
◦ Venue : Dokdo Quay
◦ Members : about 25 people including the governor, social organizations, veterans association directors
◦ Details : inspire the defending will through the Dokdo defending resolution rally to commemorate the Dokdo Month October

□ Dokdo Dominium Strengthening Symposium
◦ Date : 10. 22. (Fri)
◦ Venue : Video Conference Room, Library, Law School of Yeungnam University
◦ Members : about 30 people
◦ Host : Gyeongsangbuk-doProvince / Yeungnam University’s Dokdo Institute
◦ Details : keynote speech, debate, etc.
under the theme of「San Francisco Peace Treaty and Dokdo Dominium」

□ Hosting the Antique Dokdo Map Exhibition「Dokdo Drawn as Joseon’s Territory」
◦ Date : end of October
◦ Venue : National Assembly Members’ Office Building
◦ Host : Dokdo Foundation, Office of the National Assembly Member Byungwook Kim
◦ Details
∙ Exhibit 30 antique Dokdo maps made in the East and West and owned by related organizations in Korea
∙ Publish an antique map collection, build DB/digitalize data
※ Combine with an online exhibition on Youtube, K-Dokdo homepage for contactless viewing
□ Dokdo Peace Grand Prize Award
◦ Subject : an individual or a group with Dokdo-related human right, peace, environmental, cultural, and volunteer service accomplishments, etc.
◦ Awarding category : 1 team for Dokdo Peace Grand Prize, 1 team each for Dongdo Award and Seodo Award
◦ Application : 10. 11. (Mon) - 11. 5. (Fri)
※ Award ceremony : 12. 6. (scheduled)
◦ Host : Gyeongsangbuk-doProvince / Dokdo Foundation, Dokdo Peace Foundation, TBC

□ Dokdo Design Contest
◦ Application : 10. 19. (Tue) - 20. (Wed)
◦ Host : Gyeongsangbuk-do Province / Dokdo Foundation, Daegu Gyeongbuk Handicraft Cooperative
◦ Details : a contest for souvenir such as Dokdo-related folk art articles, handicraft and exhibition & utilization of excellent works
※ Exhibition : 10.28.(Thu)-31.(Sun), Andong Culture & Arts Center

□ The 3rd Dokdo Product Business Fair
◦ Date : 10. 26. (Tue) - 28. (Thu)
◦ Venue : Andong Mask Dance Park
◦ Host : Gyeongsangbuk-do Province /Dokdo Foundation
◦ Details : operate a PR booth and sell Dokdo-related studying materials, stationery, cosmetic products, clothing, etc.
※ Participate at a booth in「2021 Korea Balanced Development Expo」hosted by the Presidential Committee for Balanced National Development, etc.
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