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Securing a lifeline for the people

... future. So the monarchy was able to rally and retain full public support for their public interest endeavours, in a manner that was complementary to the government’s efforts, without being tied to party politics or factional interests. Indeed, when King Bhumibol acceded to the throne in 1946, Thailand was already a leading rice exporter and rice farmers accounted for around 80 percent of the country’s 17 million people. But by that time, the impact of the perennial paradox of experiencing both drought ...
14/01/2022

Commemorative activities on the occasion of the Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great, the National Day of the Kingdom of Thailand, Thailand’s Father’s Day and World Soil Day 5 December 2021

On 5 December 2021, H.E. Mr.Singtong Lapisatepun, Ambassador of Thailand to Japan, presided over the flowers-laying ceremony, at the Royal Thai Embassy’s Hall, to pay respect and homage to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great on the occasion of the Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great, the National Day of the Kingdom of Thailand, Thailand’s Father’s Day and World Soil Day. Officials of the Team Thailand in Tokyo ...

The King and the Cloud

... the earth. According to folklore, the higher and louder the rockets blast into the sky, the better. The deity will likely be more pleased with the offering and allow plentiful rainfall for the season’s harvest. On 14 November 1955, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great travelled through the dried-up Isan region during a royal visit. The then 28-year-old monarch noted the effects of water deficiency in the area, which caused low crop yields and subsequently, the people to suffer from chronic ...
03/12/2021

Muslims in Thailand under Royal Benevolence

Muslims in Thailand under Royal Benevolence Suvat Chirapant Deputy Secretary General and Advisor on Foreign Affairs of the Office of Chaipattana Foundation It was in 1964 that Their Majesties King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great and Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother first presided over the Maulid Nabi Celebration held by the Central Islamic Council of Thailand. At first, it might appear to be just another social event. But upon closer examination of ...
03/12/2021

A Legacy That Stands by the People

... and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand As we approach the end of this very challenging year of COVID-19, Thais around the world are commemorating our National Day on 5 th December, which is also the birthday of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great, Thai Father’s Day, and World Soil Day. All these occasions remind us of how our nation has evolved this far and what institutional forces have kept such progress moving. Old friends of Thailand might be familiar with ...
03/12/2021

Royal Imprint on Thailand’s Christian Community

... disembarked from the aircraft and kissed the ground, a gesture expressing humility, love and respect for the country and its people. Then His Majesty, the present King, the then Crown Prince, welcomed the Pope and accompanied him to an audience with the then King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit, the present Queen Mother. The warmth that radiated from the photograph capturing Their Majesties’ greeting Pope John Paul II became an image firmly imprinted in the memories of Catholics and non-Catholics alike ...
03/12/2021

The Royal Thai Embassy invites you to the online celebration of the National Day of Thailand in Japan.

The Royal Thai Embassy invites you to the online celebration of the National Day of Thailand in Japan. 5 December is not only the National Day of Thailand, but it is also regarded as the Birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great, the Father Day, and last but not least, the World Soil Day. Watch the VDO clip on the Embassy’s YouTube @RTETOKYO at 5 December 2021 at 9.00 hours onwards. https://www.youtube.com/user/royalthaiembassy

A Modern Monarch in Action: Mobilising Relief in a Pandemic

... patients in the most remote areas of the country, which have limited access to public healthcare facilities and empowers community service in public health, another powerful tool in Thailand’s public health system. The King’s Father, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great, through the Crown Property Bureau, funded the establishment of Siam Bioscience Co. Ltd. in 2009, to specialise in manufacturing biopharmaceuticals. The company’s excellence has since been internationally recognized, as ...
03/12/2021

The Princess of Humanity

... eventually married a prince and became the mother of two kings and a princess. She would touch the lives of countless people, and become an inspiration to them all. Officially, she is Her Royal Highness Princess Srinagarindra, the Princess Mother of King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great. The title was bestowed in 1970 but most Thais still prefer to call her Somdet Ya or “Princess Grand ma,” an address that rightfully reflects the deep affection and respect she has earned from the Thai people. ...
03/12/2021

A Philosophy that Empowers from Within

... advocate for global sustainable development. The kingdom has been promoting its homegrown Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP) as an alternative approach to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). First introduced by King Bhumibol Adulyadej after the Asian financial crisis in 1997, SEP has become Thailand’s development concept that is universally applicable. The philosophy is a culmination of His Majesty’s reflections from decades of extensive tours and conversations ...
03/12/2021
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