World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue said he was "honoured" to attend a cultural festival dedicated to the sport in India.
The South Korean visited the 2020 Indo-Korean Taekwondo Cultural Festival and International Award which took place in Kolkata and nearby Howrah.
Among the festivities were the first-ever performances in India by the World Taekwondo demonstration team.
Guests included two Governors of India – West Bengal's Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar and Meghalaya's Shri Tathagata Roy.
Narinder Batra, the President of the Indian Olympic Association and the International Hockey Federation, was another to attend alongside Namdev Shirgaonker, the head of India Taekwondo.
Choue rewarded Dhankhar with a World Taekwondo honorary black belt while Shirgaonker received a recognition plaque.
"I am honoured to be here for the 2020 Indo-Korean Taekwondo Cultural Festival and International Award Ceremony," Choue said.
"I wish this Indo-Korean Taekwondo Cultural Festival will also help promote taekwondo in India.
"My special thanks go to Dr. Batra, President of the Indian Olympic Association and Mr. Namdev, President of India Taekwondo, for attending this event.
"With your full support, I believe that taekwondo will be further promoted in India."
Roy's Taekwondo Academy helped to organise the festival, which has run biennially since 2008.