First lady Kim Keon-hee visited Seoul National School for the blind in the capital's Jongno-gu District on March 2 to congratulate around 40 new students at the school's entrance ceremony.
Mentioning that she and President Yoon Suk-yeol in December last year adopted Saeromi, a retired guide dog, the first lady said, "Thinking a lot about the daily life of the visually impaired while living with Saeromi has made today's meeting more welcoming and friendly."
"I will also become 'Saeromi' to everyone here," she was quoted as saying by presidential spokesperson Lee Do-woon in a news release. The students and their parents at the school welcomed her comment.
Thanking the 110-year-old school for its efforts, the first lady after the ceremony presented new types of Braille slate board in notebook form as educational support. She again congratulated new and returning students and took photos with them.
An educational institution specifically for the visually impaired, the school was founded in 1913 as the nation's first for special education. This year, 41 new students enrolled there.