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Activities

On 29 March 2014, H.E. Ms. Kanthong Unagul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal joint a Golden Jubilee of Nepal Bauddha Pariyatti Shiksha in Pariyati Preservation and Reformation Workshop as well as H.E. Ms. Chitralekha Yadav, Minister for Education of Nepal and honourable guests.

On 22 March 2014, the Royal Thai Embassy hosted the foreign election for the member of the Senate at the Royal Thai Embassy, Kathmandui, which 23 Thai voters from Kathmandu area as well as the nearby residence joint the vote.

On 19 March 2014, the Royal Thai Embassy hosted the foreign election for the member of the Senate at the Royal Thai Monastery Lumbini, which 20 Thai voters from Kathmandu area as well as the nearby residence joint the vote.

On 25 January 2014, the Royal Thai Embassy hosted the foreign election for the member of the house of representative at the Royal Thai Embassy, Kathmandu, which 21 Thai voters from Kathmandu area as well as the nearby residence joint the vote.

On 21 January 2014, the Royal Thai Embassy hosted the foreign election for the member of the house of representative at the Royal Thai Temple, Lumbini, which 29 Thai voters from Lumbini area as well as the nearby residence joint the vote.

On 5 February 2014, H.E. Ms. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal hosted a tea party for Nepalese media personnel from different publishing companies and TV channels at the Residence. This activity is part of a project entitled “media FAM trip to Thailand” jointly organized by the Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu and Tourism Authority of Thailand to be held from 12 to 19 February 2014.

Scholarship from the Royal Thai Monastery

On 29 January 2014, H.E. Ms. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, on behalf of Phra Maha Supot Kittiwanno from the Royal Thai Monastery in Lumbini, granted scholarship to the children of local staffs of the Royal Thai Embassy. The ceremony was also witnessed by the Embassy’s officers.

Dinner in honour of Vice President of Nepal

On 27 January 2014, H.E. Ms. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, hosted dinner in honour of Rt. Honourable Mr. Paramananda Jha, Vice President of Nepal, at Dev Niwas. Heads of diplomatic mission and high level officials also joined the dinner.

The opening of Coolsmart shop

On 18 January 2014, H.E. Ms. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, attended the opening ceremony of the new frozen meat and food house “Coolsmart”, distributor of frozen chicken and pork from Betagro Public Co., Ltd, Thailand. The Thai frozen meat products are very popular among Nepalese and expat communities in Nepal.

Opening ceremony of the new building of the International Monastic Buddhist College (IMBC)

On 15 January 2014, H.E. Ms. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, attended the opening ceremony of the new Dhamma Hall of the International Monastic Buddhist College (IMBC) upon the invitation by IMBC.

The visit of Nepal – Thai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NTCCI) to Thailand

During 15 – 20 December 2013, the Royal Thai Embassy organized the business trip to Thailand upon the request from Nepal – Thailand Chamber of Commerce and Industry – NTCCI. The main purpose of the visit is to expand cooperation on trade and investment between Thailand and Nepal and to discuss business opportunities with Thai companies during the exhibition “Thailand Bestbuys 2013” as well as concerned Thai authorities both public and private sectors.

The Celebration of the 86th Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand on 5 December 2013

On 2 December 2013, the Royal Thai Embassy hosted vin d’honneur on the auspicious occasion of the 86th Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand and National Day of Thailand (5 December 2013), at Hyatt Regency, Kathmandu. Right Honourable Paramananda Jha graced the function as the Chief Guest. Over 400 guests including high ranking officers from the Government of Nepal, Ministers, Head of Diplomatic Missions in Nepal, prominent businessmen, and Thai community participated in the said function. The Embassy also organized Thai cultural shows and vegetable carvings, with support from Tourism Authority of Thailand, at the venue of the function.

On 5 December 2013, the Royal Thai Embassy and the Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini, organized various activities to celebrate the 86th Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty the King in Lumbini. In the morning, the religious ceremony was held in front of the Maya Devi Temple. Over 75 international monks from Buddhist monasteries in Lumbini, namely, Thai, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Nepalese, Burmese, and Tibetan monks separately prayed for His Majesty`s long life and good health followed by the project “Brightness to Nepalese’s Eyes”, a free cataract surgery for 140 needy Nepalese patients. In addition, 140 blankets were distributed to impoverished Nepalese people in Lumbini and construction workers of the Royal Thai Monastery. The candle lighting ceremony took place in the evening to offer best wishes for His Majesty the King at the Royal Thai Monastery Lumbini.

Donation of patient’s beds to BIR hospital

On 14 November 2013, Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Thai Ambassador to Nepal, on behalf of Dr. Vinai Viriyakitja, Former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Health of Thailand, donated four patient’s beds in the amount of NPR 98,000 to BIR hospital’s representative, Dr. Ashok Bajracharya, Head of the Department of Orthopedics, BIR Hospital. These patient’s beds will be used for the public at BIR hospital, the oldest public hospitals in Nepal.

Royal Kathin Robe at Bauddhajana Vihara

On 26 October 2013, H.E. Mr.Vasin Teeravechyan, Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand as a head of the Thai delegation, visited Nepal to offer the Royal Kathin Robe graciously bestowed by H.M. the King of Thailand at Bauddhajana Vihara, Patan. On this occasion, over 300 people including Phra Maha Suphot Kittiwanno from the Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini, the Embassy’s officials, representatives from Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd. in Kathmandu, Thai community in Nepal as well as members of the press and Nepalese people attended the said event.

Donation from the Royal Thai Embassy

On 17 September 2013, H.E. Ms. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal presented donation to Mr. Nirmal Siddhi Bajracharya, General Secretary of Nepal Buddhist Society. This donation is part of cultural and religious activities of The Royal Thai Embassy and the Royal Thai Monastery to support the project initiated by Nepal Buddhist Society for the construction of the platform for prayers and for the improvement of space around the Buddha statue situated in Macchegaon Peace Forest, Kathmandu. The ceremony was also witnessed by the Embassy’s officers. Previously, Phra Maha Supot Kittiwanno from the Royal Thai Monastery in Lumbini, also presented donation to Nepal Buddhist Society on 29 July 2013.

Donation from the Royal Thai Embassy

On 3 September 2013, H.E. Ambassador Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal presented donation to Yogi Govind Prashad Rijal, representative of Sri Aurobindo Yoga Mandir (Ashram). The Ashram is a non-profit organization that has been taking care of 150 poor and destitute children and adults from all parts of Nepal. This donation is part of cultural cooperation of The Royal Thai Embassy and the Royal Thai Monastery to promote people-to-people contact and to support the activities of the organization including organic farm, cow dairy, guest house, cultural dance, and pashmina production that will provide a good learning environment for the students and help in the running of Ashram. The ceremony was also witnessed by Phra Maha Supot Kittiwanno from the Royal Thai Monastery in Lumbini.

Thailand Trade Fair 2013

Office of Commercial Affairs, New Delhi, Ministry of Commerce of Thailand with support from the Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized the first “Thailand Trade Fair 2013” during 29 August – 1 September 2013 in Kathmandu. This event is aimed to promote Thailand’s quality products and tourism as well as business sourcing and matching. The 4-day event attracted a large number of Nepalese visitors. Moreover, representatives from Thai companies who participated in the said event were also invited to dinner hosted by the Embassy.

Royal Thai Embassy to celebrate 81st Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit in Kathmandu

On the occasion of the 81st Birthday Anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on 12 August 2013, the Royal Thai Embassy led by H.E. Ms. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, the Embassy’s officials and local staffs, representatives from Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd. in Kathmandu and Thai community in Kathmandu attended a well-wishing ceremony for Her Majesty the Queen at the Ambassador’s Residence. All participants were later invited to dinner hosted by the Embassy.

Donation from the Royal Thai Monastery

On 29 July 2013, Phra Maha Supot Kittiwanno from the Royal Thai Monastery in Lumbini presented donation to Mr. Prem Bahadur Shakya, President of Nepal Buddhist Society. This donation is part of cultural and religious activities of The Royal Thai Embassy and the Royal Thai Monastery to support the project initiated by Nepal Buddhist Society for the construction of the platform for prayers and for the improvement of space around the Buddha statue situated in Macchegaon Peace Forest, Kathmandu. The ceremony was also witnessed by H.E. Ambassador Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, and the Embassy’s officers.

An Inaguration of Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industry's new office

On 8 July 2013, H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal has been invited to inagurate Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industry's new office.

Thai Festival 2013

During 24 – 25 May 2013, the Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized “Thai Festival 2013” at Hotel Himalaya. The main purpose of organizing the festival is to showcase authentic and tasty Thai Food as well as featuring Thailand’s rich culture in contemporary Thai music and cultural performance.
The inauguration ceremony of “Thai Festival 2013” took place on 24 May 2013, beginning with remarks by H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal followed by Thai food and dessert demonstration, contemporary live music by the Thai band “rootman” and Muay Thai performance. Thai products and tourist destinations in Thailand were also promoted. The festival was opened for public on 25 May 2013 which was popularly received by the Nepalese people and foreigners living in Nepal. Over 700 people visited the 2-day event.

Financial aid to Youth Eye Service (YES) and Nepal – Thailand Friendship Association (NTFA)

On 28 March 2013 H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, on behalf of
the Royal Thai Government, presented financial aid of NPR 285,144 to Dr. Siddhartha Ranjit, Chairman of Youth Eye Service (YES) and NPR 165,383.52 to Mr. Bishnu Gopal, Chairman of Nepal – Thailand Friendship Association (NTFA).
This financial aid will be used for free cataract operation and eye check up by YES to improve the quality of life for vulnerable and deprived people all over Nepal from the painful suffering of blindness and to promote the people-to-people contact and activities between Thailand and Nepal through the works of NTFA.

Thai Film Festival 2013

On 20 – 22 March 2013, the Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized the Thai Film Festival 2013 at Nepal Tourism Board. It was the 3rd Thai Film Festival in Nepal after it was successfully held in 2008 and 2011. The main purpose of organizing the Thai Film Festival is to promote cultural awareness and reveal a fascinating facet of modern Thai culture as well as to depict various aspects of Thai society.
The inauguration ceremony of the Thai Film Festival took place on 20 March 2013, beginning with the reception followed by welcome address by H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal. After that came the screening of the film “The Overture” on 20 March 2013. The festival was open for public viewing during 21 – 22 March 2013. Seven films were screened during the festival as follows: (1) The Overture (2) Bangkok Traffic (Love) Story (3) Ladda Land (4) Hello Stranger (5) Best of Times (6) Phobia 2 and (7) First Love (A Little Thing Called Love) which were well-received by the audience.

Free Eye Screening and Cataract Surgery Camp to celebrate the auspicious occasion of the 85th Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

During 7 – 13 March 2013, the Royal Thai Embassy, in cooperation with the Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini and Youth Eye Service (YES) organized Free Eye Screening and Cataract Surgery Camp at the compound of the Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini. 180 patients received free cataract surgery. This project is part of the programme to celebrate the 85th Birthday Anniversary of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.

On 20 February 2013, Dr. Wilawan Juengprasert (M.D.), Director General, Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Public Health of Thailand along with the Thai delegation visited Nepal to follow up on the construction of the General Hospital by the Royal Thai Government in Lumbini. The visit was followed by site inspection and a meeting with Acharya Karma Sangbo Sherpa, Vice Chairman of Lumbini Development Trust (LDT) to discuss on the development of the project and follow up on the final decision of LDT to grant a plot of land to the Royal Thai Government to construct the abovementioned General Hospital. Officers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and the Royal Thai Embassy also joined the said programmes.

On 12 February 2013 H.E. Ms. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal hosted a tea party for Nepalese media personnel from different publishing companies at the Residence. This is part of a project entitled “media trip to Thailand” jointly organized by The Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu and Tourism Authority of Thailand to be held during 24 February – 2 March 2013.

Scholarship from the Royal Thai Monastery

On 1 February 2013, Phra Maha Supot Kittiwanno from the Royal Thai Monastery in Lumbini granted scholarship to local staffs of the Royal Thai Embassy witnessed by H.E. Ambassador Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, and the Embassy’s officers.

Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal handed over medicines to Care & Fair Nepal

On 18 December 2012, H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal handed over medicines to Mr. Raju Shrestha, President of Care & Fair Nepal. The medicines will be used as a treatment for Nepalese patients in the future. Care & Fair Nepal is a non-profit organization for the support of people working in the carpet production industry.

The 85th Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand on 5 December 2012

The Royal Thai Embassy organized the reception to celebrate the auspecious occasion of the 85th Birthday Anniversary of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the Natioanl Day of the Kingdom of Thailand at Soaltee Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kathmandu on 3 December 2012. The Right Honourable Mr. Narayan Kazi Shrestha, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal attended the said function as the Chief Guest. Other participants included Ministers from various Ministries, high ranking government officials, members of diplomatic corps as well as media people.

Nepal-Thailand Friendship Association (NFTA) celebrates 85th Birthday Anniversary of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the National Day of Thailand

On 2 December 2012, Nepal-Thailand Friendship Association (NFTA) organized a function to celebrate 84th Birthday Anniversary of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the National Day of Thailand. Honourable Mr. Subash Chandra Nembang, Former Chairman of Constituent Assembly attended the function as the Chief Guest. Other participants included Former Ambassadors of Nepal to Thailand, high ranking government officials, artists and many media people. Famous Nepali singers also performed during the function.

The Royal Kathina, Lumbini 2012

On 25 November 2012, Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan, Former Minister Public Health of Thailand and Chiarperson of Thai Pung Thai Foundation, as a head of the Thai delegation, visited Nepal to offer the Royal Kathina Robe graciously bestowed by H.M. the King of Thailand at Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini. On this occasion, Royal Thai Embassy officials, Thai community and Nepali people attended the said event.

The Royal Kathina, Kathmandu 2012

On 10 November 2012, H.E. Mr. Chullapong Nonsrichai, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, as a head of the Thai delegation, visited Nepal to offer the Royal Kathina Robe graciously bestowed by H.M. the King of Thailand at Pattama Sukuntha Vihar, Kathmandu. On this occasion, Royal Thai Embassy officials, representatives from the Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd. In Kathmandu, Thai community and Nepali people attended the said event.

The Grand Opening ceremony of Index Furniture Nepal

On 13 September 2012, H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Thai Ambassador to Nepal was invited as Chief Guest for the Grand Opening ceremony of Index Furniture Nepal. This is the successful project of the cooperation between the Royal Thai Embassy and private sectors to introduce new Thai product to Nepal’s market.

The Royal Thai Embassy organized Thailand Today and Thai Food Festival 2012

During 6-7 September 2012, the Royal Thai Embassy organized Thailand Today and Thai Food Festival 2012 to promote Thailand as a preferred destination in Asia for tourism and medical services as well as to promote authentic Thai Food and to share Thailand\'s rich culture in healthy and tasty food with Nepali people and foreigners living in Nepal. Over 1,500 people visited the event.

Department of International Trade Promotion organized the 3rd Thailand Education Fair

During 18-20 August 2012, Department of International Trade Promotion organized the 3rd Thailand Education Fair at Kathmandu. H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Thai Ambassador to Nepal was invited as Chief Guest for the opening ceremony.

Nepal-Thailand Friendship Association organized welcome reception to new Thai Ambassador

On 17 August 2012, Nepal-Thailand Friendship Association organized welcome reception to H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Thai Ambassador to Nepal in the occasion of assuming new position.

The Royal Thai Embassy organized the ceremony on the auspicious occasion of 80th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit

On the occasion of the 80th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit on 12 August 2012, the Royal Thai Embassy to Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, led by Ambassador Kanthong Unakul, the Royal Thai Embassy’s officials and local staffs, a representative from the Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd. in Kathmandu and Thai community well attended a well-wishing ceremony for Her Majesty the Queen at the Ambassador’s Residence. The Embassy organized Buddhist ceremony to celebrate and then together extend best wishes to Her Majesty the Queen of Thailand. Later, distinguished guests together had lunch hosted by the Embassy.

Nepal – Thailand Friendship Co-operation Society organized welcome reception to new Thai Ambassador

On 16 July 2012, Nepal-Thailand Friendship Co-operation Society organized welcome reception to H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Thai Ambassador to Nepal on the occasion of assuming new position. H.E. was also invited as a chief guest for the opening ceremony of Baan Thai Restaurant.

Nepal – Thai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (NTCCI) organized welcome reception to new Thai Ambassador

On 25 June 2012, Nepal – Thai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (NTCCI) organized welcome reception to H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Thai Ambassador to Nepal on the occasion of assuming new position.

Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal handed over the medical equipments to BIR hospital in Nepal

On 19 June 2012, the ceremony of hand over the medical equipments donated by the Royal Thai Embassy to BIR hospital was held at BIR hospital. On this occasion, Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Thai Ambassador to Nepal, representing the Royal Thai Government, offered the medical equipments and the patient’s beds in the amount of NPR 402,252.60 to BIR hospital’s representative, Dr. Ashok Bajracharya, Head of the Department of Orthopedics, at BIR hospital. Present also at the ceremony were Dr. Rajendra Agrawal, the Acting Director of BIR hospital, Ms. Pitchaya Mathanucrohk, First Secretary of the Thai Embassy, Ms. Sabina Bajracharya, the Embassy’s local staff, and medical and nursing students from BIR hospital. The medical equipments and the patient’s beds will be used for the public at BIR hospital, the oldest public hospitals in Nepal.

The Thai Ambassador to Nepal presents financial aid to Youth Eye Service (YES)

On 2 May 2012 H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, the Thai Ambassador to Nepal, on behalf of the Royal Thai Government, presented financial aid of NPR 252,270.43 to Dr. Siddhartha Ranjit, the Chairman of Youth Eye Service.

This financial aid will be used for free cataract operation and eye check up to improve the quality of life for vulnerable and deprived people all over Nepal from the painful suffering of blindness. Thailand has been given financial aid to YES since 2010.

H.E. Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal gave an interview to TV ABC

On 19 January 2012, H.E. Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal gave an interview to TV ABC regarding the cordial relationship between Thailand and Nepal in many aspects such as the economic collaborations between Thailand and Nepal, the support and assistance of Thailand to Nepal and the issue of tourism activities in Lumbini at his residence.

Thai Ambassador to Nepal was invited to participate in the BIMSTEC Conference

On 16 January 2012, H.E. Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa, Thai Ambassador to Nepal was invited to participate in the 2nd BIMSTEC Conference, which was hold at Hotel Del Soaltee Crown Plaza, Kathmandu, Nepal. There were 7 countries; Bangadesh, India, Myanmar, Srilanka, Thailand, Nepal, and Bhutan, which attended this conference.

Nepal Thai Chamber of Commerce & Industry organized the General Meeting & farewell party for Thai Ambassador to Nepal

On 16 January 2012, MR. MARIS SANGIAMPONGSA, Thai Ambassador to Nepal was invited from Nepal Thai Chamber of Commerce & Industry to attend the function as the Chief Guest of the 9th & 10th Annual General Meeting & farewell party for Thai Ambassador to Nepal at the Hotel Del Annapurna.

Nepal-Thailand Friendship & Cultural Association (NFTA) organized a cultural program to express its best wishes to H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej to cerebrate the auspicious occasion of 84th Birthday Anniversary

On 10 January 2012, Nepal-Thailand Friendship Association (NFTA) organized a cultural program to express its best wishes to H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej to cerebrate the auspicious occasion of 84th Birthday Anniversary and the Seasons Greetings & Best wishes for the year 2012.

On 22 December 2011, Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa, Thai Ambassador to Nepal was witnessed in the MOU contract signing between The Nepal Thailand Trade Co-operation of Nepal and Siam Super Stream of Thailand at the Royal Thai Embassy. Mr. Ajay Mudbari the President of Nepal-Thailand Chamber of Commerce was also joined in this occasion. The MOU contract has the purpose to import Rhino-Energy Drink to Nepal.

During 13-18 December 2011, the Royal Thai Embassy organized the press trip for the Nepali mass media to visit various places in Thailand including, Bangkok, Nakhon Nayok, and Khaoyai in Nakhon Ratchasima. The objective of this trip is to promote the attraction places for tourism in Thailand especially after the big flood.

Thai Embassy in Nepal together with Royal Thai Monaster in Lumbini donate learning kits and book “Mahajanaka” cartoon edition to Metta Gurukul School

On 5 December 2011, the Royal Thai Embassy and the Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini donated learning kits and the book “Mahajanaka”, cartoon edition, adapted from the story written by H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, to the students of Metta Gurukul school in Bairawa and also donated blankets to the teachers of the school. Previously, the Royal Thai Embassy and the Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini had donated a sum of money to Metta Gurukul school for the construction of 6 classrooms and a library.

The Eye Surgery Camp to celebrate 84th Birthday Anniversary of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

During 4-6 December 2011, the Royal Thai Embassy, in cooperation with the Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini and Youth Eye Service (YES) organized the Eye Surgery Camp at the compound of the Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini. 84 patients received free cataract surgery. This project is part of the program to celebrate 84th Birthday Anniversary of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.

Nepal-Thailand Friendship Association (NFTA) celebrates 84th Birthday Anniversary of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the National Day of Thailand

On 3 December 2011, Nepal-Thailand Friendship Association (NFTA) organized a function to celebrate 84th Birthday Anniversary of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the National Day of Thailand. Honourable Mr. K.P. Sharma Oli, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs attended the function as the Chief Guest. Other participants included Minister for Women and Children, State Minister of Finance, Ambassador of Russia to Nepal, Former Ambassadors of Nepal to Thailand, high ranking government officials, artists and many media people. H.E. Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal presented awards to the winners of essay writing competition on “Nepal-Thailand Relations”. Famous Nepali singers also performed during the function.

The 84th Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand on 5 December 2011

The Royal Thai Embassy organized the reception to celebrate the
auspecious occasion of the 84th Birthday Anniversary of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the Natioanl Day of the Kingdom of Thailand at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Kathmandu on 2 December 2011. The Right Honourable Parmananda Jha, Vice President of Nepal attended the said function as the Chief Guest. Other participants included Ministers from various Ministries, high ranking government officials, members of diplomatic corps as well as media people. Nepalese distributors of Thai products also displayed their products at the event and gave away samples to the participants.

Thai Ambassador to Nepal participates in opening ceremony of establishment Nepal-Thailand Friendship Association

On 21 November 2011, Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa, Thai Ambassador to Nepal was invited from Mr. Bishnu G. Shrestha, President of Nepal-Thailand Friendship Association, to participate in the opening ceremony of establishment of Nepal-Thailand Friendship Association at Annapurna Hotel in Kathmandu. On this occasion, Ms. Sujata Koirala, the former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal was also joined the ceremony as a chief guest. More than 100 people were well attended as witness in this event.

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On 22 October 2011, H.E. Mr. Prachuab Chaiyasan, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, as a head of the Thai delegation, visited Nepal to offer the Royal Kathina Robe graciously bestowed by H.M. the King of Thailand at Bauddha Samakrita Vihar, Bhaktapur. On this occasion, people including Royal Thai Embassy officials, representatives from the Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd. In Kathmandu, Thai community and Nepali people attended the said event.

During 26 – 28 September 2011, Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa, the Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal and Thai Delegation led by Mr. Chayapan Thabamrungphong, the Deputy Director General of Department of South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and Mr. Dumrong Pootthan, the former senator of Thailand to visit the President and executive members of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and Nepal – Thailand Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NTCCI). They discussed about the opportunity of trade and investment cooperation between Thailand and Nepal. In this occation, Thai delegates also visited the Maya Devi Vihar, lumbini and Kapilavasdu.

On 21 September 2011, Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa, the Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal represents the Royal Thai Government making additional donation in the amount of 140,000 NRPs to the Royal Thai Monastery for the purpose of construction classrooms for school in Bhairahawa. Previously, the Royal Thai embassy has offered financial aids to construct these classrooms in amount of 900,000 THB.

On 20 September 2011, Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa, the Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal was invited to be a special guess to deliver his speech during the inauguration ceremony of Peace, Environment and Tourism Conference 2011 at Pokhara hosted by the Global Peace Association and Himalayan Alliance for Climate Change. The Rt. Hon. Parmanand Jha, the vice-president of Nepal, was invited to be a chief guest. This forum needed to tighten the interrelationship between peace, environment and tourism and to be the platform of all concern stakeholders, such as public sector, private sector and researchers, to find the sustainable development plan for the country.

Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal presented financial aids to Nepal Police Hospital

On 13 September 2011, Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa, Thai Ambassador to Nepal representing the Royal Thai Government offered financial aids in the amount of NPR 250,000 to Dr. Kashi Ram Kunwar, Additional Inspector General of Police (AIGP), at Nepal Police Hospital ,to buy medical equipments for the hospital. In addition, Ambassador Maris also handed over a mobile medical equipment worth around 80,000 baht which was donated by the Mt. Everest Expedition Team from Thailand sponsored by Thai Beverage Public Company Limited after the completion of their mission in May 2011.On this occasion, they also discussed the possibility of seeking cooperation between Thailand and Nepal such as technical assistance on medical science in terms of short training courses.

On 3rd September 2011, the Royal Thai Embassy, Kathmandu in cooperation with
Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd. organized \"Thai
Contemporary Martial Arts and Cultural Performances by Sban-Nga
Cultural Troupe\" at Nepal Academy Hall, Kathmandu with support of
Nepal - Thailand Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NTCC) Nepal -
Thailand Trade Cooperation (NTTCI) and Nepal-Muay Thai Association.
The purpose of this event is to promote Thai culture to Nepalese
people. In this occasion, H.E. Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa, Ambassador of
the Kingdom of Thailand to Nepal delivered his remarks to welcome all
the participants as well as informed them about the purpose of the
performances. The performances were very well attended by lots of
audiences approximately 800 people, including the Nepalese business
people, diplomatic corps, media, and international community in Nepal.

On 30 August 2011, Royal Thai Embassy in cooperation with the Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd. organized the press conference chaired by Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal to promote the event “Thai Contemporary Martial Arts and Cultural Performances by Sban-Nga Cultural Troupe” which will be held at Nepal Academy Hall on 3rd September 2011 at 5.00 pm. This program is also supported by Nepal – Thailand Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NTCCI), Nepal – Thailand Trade Cooperation (NTTC) and Nepal-Muay Thai Association. The troupe is a widely acclaimed cultural troupe from Thailand which is well known for colorful presentation of contemporary Thai culture. The troupe has frequently performed at various international festivals as well as special organized tours in more than 30 countries around the world with three international best performance awards from Japan Korea and Taiwan.

On 26 August 2011, Mr. Maris Sagiampongsa, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal was invited to participate in the press conference on the 2nd Thailand International Education Fair organized by Department of Export Promotion (DEP), Ministry of Commerce of Thailand and Nepal-Thailand Trade Co-operation (NTTC) to be held at Yak & Yeti Hotel between 27-28 August 2011. The Press Conference was conducted by H.E. Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa, Thai Ambassador to Nepal, Mr. Hemant Nahata, Director of NTTC, Mr. Lok Harsha Shakya, representative from Nepal Thailand Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NTCCI), Mrs. Nisabudh Virabutr, Senior Trade Officer of Department of Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Miss Rachancewong Wongwantance (DEP). In this occasion, the representatives from the 9 leading Thai universities such as Mahidol University, Assumption University, Shinawatra University participated in this event. The Thailand Education Fair is aimed to promote higher education in Thailand and to provide information regarding information of Thai higher education institutions to Nepali students.

On 27 August 2011, H.E. Mr. Maris Sagiampongsa, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal was invited as a guest of honor at the opening ceremony on the 2nd Thailand International Education Fair at Regal Ballroom, Yak & Yeti Hotel. On this occasion, H.E. Mr. Upendra Yadav, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal was invited as a chief guest. Ambassador Maris mentioned many factors why Thailand can become a destination for Nepalese students such as quality education that meets international standards and created international environment in teaching and learning process, similar culture and religion between Thailand and Nepal.

On the occasion of the 79th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit on 12 August 2011, the Royal Thai Embassy to Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, led by Ambassador Maris Sangiampongsa, the Royal Thai Embassy’s officials and local staffs, a representative from the Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd. in Kathmandu and Thai community well attended a well-wishing ceremony for Her Majesty the Queen at the Ambassador’s Residence. The Embassy organized Buddhist ceremony to celebrate and then together extend best wishes to Her Majesty the Queen of Thailand. Later, distinguished guests together had lunch hosted by the Embassy.

On 11 August 2011, Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal joined the ceremony to cerebrate the 79th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen of Thailand at the Royal Thai Monastery. In the same day, the ambassador was invited by the Royal Thai Monastery to give lecture to bhikkhus from Thailand on how to promote Buddhist in Nepal. The ambassador said “we have to think globally, plan locally and act bilaterally” and the way to propagate the Buddhism in Nepal is to have lots of participation and interact with local.

On 10 August 2011, Maris Sangiampongsa, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal visited Metta Gurukul School to evaluate the necessary need before granting budget to help construct classroom and library at Metta Gurukul School in Lumbini

On 8 August 2011, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal (Mr. Maris Sagiampongsa) was invited as a guest of honor at the Official Introductory Meeting of Executive members of Nepal Muay Thai Association at Malla Hotel (Lainchaur). The ambassador said Muay Thai is fit very well with the purpose of the association to introduce Muay Thai into the army, police and armed police force to make them become stronger and more capable to perform their duties and be ready for any unpleasant incident. Muay Thai also can be introduced to Nepalese and children as a sport to keep their bodies healthy. In addition, the ambassador would like to take this opportunity to strengthen the cultural cooperation between Thailand and Nepal as well.

Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal handed over the medicine and medical supplies to Dhulikhel Hospital in Nepal

On 29 July 2011, Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal handed over the medicine and medical supplies to Dr. Biraj Shrestha, a representative of Dhulikhel hospital to be used for public benefits. The medicine and medical supplies worth around 100,000 baht were donated by the Mt. Everest Expedition Team from Thailand sponsored by Thai Beverage Public Company Limited after the completion of their mission in May 2011. Present also at the event were Mr. Treethep Nopkun, First Secretary and Ms. Pitchaya Mathanucrohk, Second Secretary.

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On 26 July 2011 H.E. Maris Sangiampongsa Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal gave an interview to TV Himalaya regarding the relationship between Thailand and Nepal in many aspects at his residence.

On 11 July 2011, UNESCO invited Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal to be a guest speaker under topic Vision for Lumbini at Lumbini. At the same time, the Lumbini Development Trust (LDT) organized forest plantation activity in the Master Plan, Lumbini.

The Royal Thai Embassy organized the Thai Film Festival 2011 during 27-29 June 2011. This event acctracted many diplomats Nepalese and foreigners to participate and enjoy Thai shows.

The Royal Thai Embassy hosted the election day on 25 June 2011 for Thai citizens living in Nepal

On Thursday 2 June 2011, H.E. Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to Nepal gave away prizes to the top 10 students of Pariyatti Examination jointly organized by Vishwa Shanti Vihar and DAV School, Kathmandu. On the occasion, Ambassador emphasized on the importance of learning Lord Buddha’s wisdom and must follow Buddhist philosophy which is timeless and always applicable in today’s world to live our lives peacefully and meaningfully.

Ambassador gave awards to the athletes at the 9th Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon at Namche Bazzar

On 29 May 2011, H.E. Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa, Thai Ambassador to Nepal, has been invited to be a chief guest to give the awards to athletes at the 9th Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon at Namche Bazzar in Nepal. 110 athletes- 45 Nepalese and 65 foreigners participated in this marathon event which started from Everest Base camp located at an altitude of 5,356m and finished at Namche Bazaar an altitude of 3,446 meters and covering a distance of 42.195 km.

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On the auspicious occasion of the 84th Birthday of His Majesty's King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand in December 2011, the Royal Thai Embassy, in cooperation with the Royal Thai Monastery, Youth Eye Service (YES), Thai Pung Thai Foundation and Thai Airways International Public Co Ltd. organized "Brightness to Nepalese's Eyes" the free cataract surgery at the Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini during 10-15 February 2011. There are totally 1,090 patients who came for free eyes' treatment during the function period. Among them, 110 patients had free cataract surgery.

On 10 February 2011, Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa the Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal represents the Royal Thai Government making donation in the amount of 250,000 NRPs to Youth Eye Service organisation.

The 83rd Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand on 5 December 2010

On 3 December 2010, the Royal Thai Embassy hosted a reception on the auspicious occasion of the 83rd Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand and Thai National Day (5th December 2010), at Hyatt Regency Hotel. H.E. Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to Nepal, the Royal Thai Embassy’s officials and local staffs, staffs of the Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd. in Kathmandu, and Thai community joined together to pay homage to His Majesty the King . Honourable Mrs. Sujata Koirala, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal graced the reception as the Chief Guest.

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The Thai delegation visits Nepal to offer the Royal Kathin Robe graciously bestowed by H.M. the King of Thailand at Shree Shakyasingha Viharn

On 13 November 2010 H.E. Mr. Sawanit Kongsiri, Assistant Secretary-General of the Thai Red Cross Society and Former Deputy Foreign Minister of Thailand, as a head of the Thai delegation, visited Nepal to offer the Royal Kathin Robe graciously bestowed by H.M. the King of Thailand at Shree Shakyasingha Viharn. On this occasion, over 500 people including Mr. Thosapala Hewage, Ambassador of Sri Lanka, Mayor of Patan, the Royal Thai Embassy’s officials and local staffs, representatives from the Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd. in Kathmandu, Thai community, members of the press and Nepali people attended the said event.

On 30 October 2010, Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa the Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal was invited to participate in the opening ceremony of the 14th Annual General Meeting and Free Cataract Surgery of YES at Shree Kirti Vihara organized by Youth Eye Service.

Thailand Today; The Exhibition

On 25 September 2010, the Royal Thai Embassy, Kathmandu in cooperation with the Department of Export Promotion of Thailand, Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thai Airways International organized “Thailand Today; the Exhibition” at Yak&Yeti Hotel, Kathmandu. The main purpose of this exhibition is to promote Thailand as a preferred destination in Asia for tourism, medical services and higher education. Honourable Mrs. Sujata Koirala, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal graced the event as the Chief Guest. H.E. Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to Nepal delivered his remarks to welcome all the participants as well as informed them about the purpose of the exhibition. The exhibition was well attended by the Nepalese public including ministers from various ministries, members of parliaments, high ranking government officials, leading business people and media as well as international community in Nepal.

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Royal Thai Embassy in Nepal holds a press conference on the outcomes of NTCCI's trip to Thailand and the event of Thailand Today: The Exhibition

On 22 September 2010, the Royal Thai Embassy in Nepal held a press conference to brief members of the press on the outcomes of the visit to Thailand of the Nepali business delegation from Nepal-Thailand Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NTCCI) as well as the organizing of 'Thailand Today': The Exhibition. This press conference was conducted by Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa, Thai Ambassador to Nepal, Mr. Ajaya Kumar Mudhary, President of NTCCI, and Mr. Prasert Tanhan, General Manger of Thai Airways International Co., Ltd. in Kathmandu. Over 20 members of the press attended the press conference.

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Press conference on NTCCI’s visit to Thailand

On 26 August 2010, Nepal-Thailand Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NTCCI) held a press conference on the visit of 25 members from NTCCI, led by Ambassador Maris Sangiampongsa, to Thailand between 29 August- 4 September 2010. The press conference was conducted by Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa, Thai Ambassador to Nepal, Mr. Ajaya Kumar Mudbhary, President of NTCCI, Mr.Shiva Kumar Agrawal, Secretary of NTCCI, and Mr. Lok Harsha Shakya, Treasure of NTCCI.

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On 19 August 2010, Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa, the Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal represents the Royal Thai Government offering finiancial aids in the amount of NPR 250,000 to Prof. Pradeep Vaidya, Head of Department of Surgery, T-U Teaching Hospital to buy medical equipments for ER.

On the occasion of the 78th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on 12 August 2010, the Royal Thai Embassy to Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, led by Ambassador Maris Sangiampongsa, the Royal Thai Embassy’s officials and local staffs, a representative from the Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd. in Kathmandu, Thai community, and representatives from Nepal-Thai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, well attended a well-wishing ceremony for Her Majesty the Queen at the Ambassador’s Residence.
The Embassy organized Buddhist ceremony to celebrate and then together extend best wishes to Her Majesty the Queen of Thailand. Later, distinguished guests together had lunch hosted by the Embassy and visited a mobile exhibition related to Royal activities of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.

On 31 July 2010, Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa the Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal and staffs of the Embassy were invited to preside over the making merit ceremony to the loss of staffs of the Thai Airways in the air crash of TG 311 on 31 July 1993.

On 30 July 2010, The Royal Thai Embassy helped one Thai lady from overstay in Nepal to go back home in Thailand safely.

On 29 July 2010, , Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa the Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal represents the Royal Thai Government making donation in the amount of 125,000 NRPs to Mr. Dev Ratna Dhakhwa, Secretary General of Nepal Red Cross Society to support activities of this organization for the purpose of disaster management.

On 22-23 July 2010, Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa, the Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal participated the Buddhist Lent Day at the Royal Thai Monastery Lumbini and also participated in the ground-breaking ceremony for additional wall's construction of the Monastery.

On 22 June 2010, , Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa the Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal represents the Royal Thai Government in the signing ceremony with Mr. Acharya Karma Sangbo Sherpa, Vice Chairman of Lumbini Development Trust (LDT.) to rent additional land for the Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini to construct Thai Garden, Paviiion, Pond, Dharma Chakra and Rock Garden.

On 27 May 2010, Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa the Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal was invited to participate in the 2554th Anniversary of Buddha Jayanti Day at Swoyambhunath Temple chaired by H.E Mr. Madhav Kumar Nepal Prime Minister of Nepal.

On 21 May 2010, Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa the Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal represents the Royal Thai Government making donation in the amount of 125,000 NRPs to Youth Eye Service organisation.

On 16 May 2010, Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa the Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal was invited to participate in the ceremony of 110th Birthday Celebration of the Late Most Venerable Pragyananda Mahasthavira at Shree Shakya Singha Vihara.

On 31 March 2010, Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa the Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal gave an interview to the Annapurna Daily Post in the occasion of assuming the position as new Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal.

On 27 March 2010, Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa the Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal was invited to participate in to open the Cataract Surgery Camp at Shree Kirti Vihara organized by Youth Eye Service.

On 26 February 2010, Mr. Maris Sangiampongsa the Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal attened the ceremony of 82nd King's birthday 5 December 2009 at Lumbini.