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Royal Thai Embassy organized “The Celebrations on the Auspicious Occasion of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s 5th Cycle Birthday Anniversary 2nd April 2015” and the Celebrations of Songkran Festival 2015

On 11 April 2015, the Royal Thai Embassy organized “The Celebrations on the Auspicious Occasion of her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s 5th Cycle Birthday Anniversary 2nd April 2015” at the Ambassador’s Residence. The celebrations started with the religious ceremony, followed by a well-wishing ceremony led by H.E. Mr. Vutti Vuttisant, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, attended by the Embassy’s officials and local staffs, representatives from Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd. in Kathmandu, representative from Tourism Authority of Thailand, New Delhi office, and Thai community in Kathmandu. On the same occasion, the Embassy organized the celebrations of Songkran Festival for the Thai Community and staffs with lunch and cultural water-pouring ceremony.

Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal presented the Letter of Credence to the Right Honourable President of Nepal

On 16 March 2015, H.E. Mr. Vutti Vuttisant, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal presented the Letter of Credence to the Right Honourable Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, accrediting him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. H.E. Ambassador was also accompanied by his spouse and the Embassy’s officials.

Tea party for Nepalese media and Thailand elite

On 9 February 2015, 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 2 – 8 March 2015. The said party was also joined by the members of Thailand elite.

Farewell call on the President of Nepal

On 9 February 2015, H.E. Ms. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, paid a farewell call on Right Honourable Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, President of Nepal, at the President House. Mutual interests such as cooperation on politics, economic, culture and religion were discussed by both sides during the meeting.

Farewell call on the Prime Minster of Nepal

On 6 February 2015, H.E. Ms. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, paid a farewell call on Right Honourable Mr. Sushil Koirala, Prime Minister of Nepal, at the Prime Minister’s office. Mutual interests such as cooperation on politics, economic, culture and religion were discussed by both sides during the meeting.

Dinner in honour of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal

On 4 February 2015, H.E. Ms. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, hosted dinner in honour of Honourable Mr. Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal, at Dev Niwas. Mr. Shanker Das Bairagi, Foreign Secretary, Mr. Arjun Kant Mainali, Chief of Protocol, and high level officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal also joined the dinner.

Donation from the Royal Thai Embassy, Kathmandu

On 25 January 2015, H.E. Ms. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal donated books about Thailand and stationary to Mr. Rabi Shankar Pradhan, Principal of Shree Ratna Rajya Laxmi Lower Secondary School, Bandipur. The said books will be used in the school’s public library while stationary sets were given to students for educational purpose.

Nepal – Thai Boxing Championship 2015

On 9 January 2015, H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal attended the inauguration ceremony of Nepal – Thai Boxing Championship 2015 as Chief Guest. The event was organized for the first time by Nepal Thai Boxing Association during 9 – 10 January 2015. Muay Thai players from fourteen districts participated in a two-day competition.

The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in hotel management and hospitality between Thailand and Nepal

On 8 January 2015, H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Hotel de l’Annapurna Private Limited and Dusit Thani Public Company Limited. The MoU was signed by Mrs. Shreejana Rana, Executive Director of Hotel de l’Annapurna and Mr. Rustom Vickers, Group Director, Dusit International Group. Hotel de l’Annapurna will be rebranded as “The Dusit Thani Annapurna Hotel” and managed under Dusit Thani International, a leading Thai hospitality group.
The signing of a MoU has set another example of Thailand – Nepal cohesive effort to promote tourism and hotel industry between the two countries which will significantly contribute to more fruitful collaboration between hotel associations of Thailand – Nepal in the future.

On 22 December 2014 H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, on behalf of the Royal Thai Government, presented financial aid of 50,000 Baht (NPR 151,240.16) to Mrs. Pratima Pandey, Chairman of Nepal Thailand Friendship Society at the Ambassador’s Residence, witnessed by the members of the Society. This financial aid will be used for support the activities of the Society in order to further enhance the close relations between Thailand and Nepal in the future.

On 18 December 2014 H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, on behalf of the Royal Thai Government, presented financial aid of 50,000 Baht (NPR 151,240.16) to Dr. Siddhartha Ranjit, Chairman of Youth Eye Service (YES) at the Lumbini World Peace and Harmony Visitor Center during the inauguration ceremony of the 5th Brightness to Nepalese’s Eyes free cataract operation for poor people in Nepall. 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.

Opening Ceremony of Thai Corner in Pokhara University.

On 15 December 2014, H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal presided over the official opening ceremony of Thai Corner at Pokhara University in Pokhara. She was welcomed by Prof. Bishnu Raj Tiwari, Vice Chancellor of the University. The Royal Thai Embassy and Shinawatra University supported establishment of Thai Corner at Pokhara University and the Royal Thai Embassy provided Thai books, magazines, documents, as well as video visual about Thailand for those interested in Thailand.

The Celebration of the 87th Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand on 5 December 2014

On 3 December 2014, the Royal Thai Embassy hosted vin d’honneur on the auspicious occasion of the 87th Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand and National Day of Thailand (5 December 2014), 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
the musical show (saxophone quartet) from the Chulalongkorn University which they had performed three selected musical pieces composed by H.M. the king of Thailand at the opening ceremony and also brought two instructors from Rachamongkol University to perform Thai’s fruit and vegetable carving as well as to perform Thai dessert cooking, such as Khanom-Buang for the honorable guests at the venue of the function.

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Agency Agreement Handover Ceremony and Nepal Representative Office Announcement of Samitivej Hospital

On 25 November 2014, H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Thai Ambassador to Nepal witnessed the Handover Ceremony Agency Agreement and Nepal Representative Office Announcement of Samitivej Hospital at Radisson Hotel Kathmandu. Also present at the Ceremony were, Mr. Chakraphan Yuwari First Secretary, Mr. Raju Shrestha the owner of Speedway Pvt. Ltd., Dr. Niwat Jeekungwal, Business Alliance & Nepal Project Director of Samitivej Hospital, Dr. Roop Jyoti the Vice President of Jyoti Group, Mr. Chantan Sriniltha General Manager Thai Airways International Nepal Office and Ms. Linin Phimseni International Project Manger of Samitivej Hospital. During the Ceremony, Dr. Niwat Jeekungwa handed over the Agency Agreement to Mr. RaJu Shrestha.

International Buddhist Conference in Lumbini

On 15 November 2014, H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Thai Ambassador to Nepal and Mr. Chakraphan Yuwari, First Secretary, joined the inauguration ceremony of International Buddhist Conference on Promotion, Protection and Preservation of Buddhist Culture and Heritage in Lumbini which was held during 15-18 November 2014. H.E . Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, President of Nepal presided over the ceremony and also present at the Ceremony were Mr. Prakash Man Singh Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr. Deepak Chandra Amatya Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Mr. Soe Win Minister of Religious Affairs of Myanmar, Mr T.B. Ekanayaka Minister of Culture and Art of Sri Lanka, Most. Ven. Dr. Ashin Nyanissara from Myanmar, Most Ven. Dr. Jnanapurnik from Nepal, Ven. Dr. Sagandha, Ven. Acharaya Karma Sanbo Sherpa Vice chairman, Lumbini Development Trust, Mr. Christian Manhart UNECO country representative, and Ambassadors and representatives, as well as Buddhist Monks and Nuns from various Buddhist countries. Approximately 600 guests attended the said ceremony.

Robe offering ceremony at Royal Thai Monastery in Lumbini and inauguration Ceremony of Lumbini World Peace and Harmony Visitor Center

On 8 November 2014, H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Thai Ambassador to Nepal, joined the Robe Offering Ceremony 2014 in Royal Thai Monastery in Lumbini, led by Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan and Media groups and received by Phra Tepbodhivides, Head of Thai Buddhist missionary in India and Nepal, and chief abbot of Thai Buddhagaya Temple and Official Chief Abbot of Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini. The Ambassador has later joined the Inauguration Ceremony of World Peace and Harmony Visitor Center in Lumbini, which was built to serve the usage of Buddhist activity for Thai and worldwide Buddhists. The ceremony was attended by 160 persons, including members of LDT Committee, High level monks from International Buddhist Temples as well as Buddhist from Thailand.

Katina Robe Offering Ceremony at the Royal Thai Monastery in Lumbini 2014

On 5 November 2014, H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Thai Ambassador to Nepal, joined the Royal Katina Robe Offering Ceremony 2014 in Royal Thai Monastery in Lumbini. This Katina Robe was bestowed by His Majesty the King and the ceremony was presided over by Mr. Sompong Rattanasumawong. Approximately 150 Thai Buddhists and honorable guests had joined the said ceremony.

Royal Katina Robe Offering Ceremony at Ananta Kuti Vihar 2014

On 22 October 2014, H.E. Mr. Tej Boonnag, Assistant to the Secretary General of Thai Red Cross and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand presided over the Royal Kathin Robe Offering Ceremony, graciously bestowed by His Majesty the King through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to the congregation of monks at Anada Kuti Vihar in Kathmandu, Nepal. Also present at the Ceremony were H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Thai Ambassador to Nepal, Mrs. Sarikarn Polmanee Deputy Director General to the Department of South Asian, Middle East and African Affairs, H.E. Mr. W.M. Senevirathna Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Nepal as well as Nepal High Level monks, such as Bhante Jnanapurnik Mahasthavir, Bhikku Maitri, Bhikkhu, Abbotf of Anata Kuti Vihar. In this occasion, more than 500 of Buddhists from Thailand and Nepal joined the ceremony and gathered amount of 1,048,283 NRs. for the donation from His Majesty the King, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand as well as the other Buddhists from Thailand and Nepal.

Donation of patient’s beds to BIR hospital

On 21 October 2014, H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Thai Ambassador to Nepal, donated eight patient’s beds in the amount of NPR 300,070 to BIR hospital, the oldest public hospital in Nepal, received by BIR hospital’s representative, Dr. Ashok Bajracharya, Head of the Department of Orthopedics. These patient’s beds will be used for public benefits of BIR hospital,

On 16 September 2014, H.E. Ms. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal along with Maha Supoj Kitti-wanno, Acting Chief Monk of the Royal Thai Monastery Lumbini, and Ms. Jirakarn Pornsopit, First Secretary visited Janakpur to grant 1,500,000 Nrs as a second phase fund for support of the building of Janakpur Cremation. This fund is a tri-sectoral cooporation between Royal Thai Government, Royal Thai Monastery in Lumbini and Thai private sector to help by adding the roof for the cremation place and building the crematorium for children aimed to be completed by the end of this year. In this occasion, the delegation has visited the construction site for observing the progress of construction.

Financial aid to Youth Eye Service (YES)

On 5 September 2014 H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, on behalf
Of the Royal Thai Government, presented financial aid of 149,521.53 NPRs to Dr. Siddhartha Ranjit, Chairman of Youth Eye Service (YES). This financial aid will be used for free cataract operation and eye check up by YES to improve the quality of life of vulnerable and deprived people all over Nepal from the painful suffering of blindness.

Taste of Thailand

The Royal Thai Embassy organized “Taste of Thailand” on 16 August 2014. The main purpose of organizing the event is to promote authentic Thai food and Thai ingredient products as well as contemporary Thai music.
The event began with welcome speech by H.E. Mrs. Kanthong Unakul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal followed by Thai food and dessert demonstration prepared by expert Thai instructors from Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon to the spouse of dip corp and Nepalese housewives. The Embassy also hosted reception in Thai style food bazaar that featured the famous Thai jazz band “Rootman” who participated in Jazzmandu in the previous years for diplomatic missions in Nepal. The event received a positive feedback from the respective guests.