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THE DONATION OF THE STATUE OF H.M. QUEEN FABIOLA TO H.R.H. PRINCESS MAHA CHAKRI SIRINDHORN.
31st of May 2022
On the 31st of May 2022 the board of the Chao Phya Abhai Raja Siammanukulkij Foundation was honored to receive the opportunity to offer a statue of Her Majesty Queen Fabiola of Belgium to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
The donation took place at 15.00 at the Dusit Palace in Bangkok.
Following a short introduction read by Count Gerald van der Straten Ponthoz, Chairman of the Foundation, Princess Sirindhorn and the accompanying team of the Foundation shared their memories about the late Queen of Belgium, who was very fond of Thailand.
The Chairman of the Foundation was accompanied by M.R. Priyanandana Rangsit, Vice-Chairman, and four more board members: Khun Jaruwaree Snitwongse Na Ayuthaya, Khun Tuenjai Sinthuvnik, Khun Kongpetch Santisuphaporn, and Dr. Jintanant Chaya Subhamitr, together with Khun Pansak Ransibrahmanakul, and Khun Therdkongton Tortid, the artist who created the statue.
Also among the group were Rev. Brother Bancha Saenghiran, the President of the Assumption University of Thailand, and Prof. Glen Chatelier, who is in charge of the international affairs of the university.
Their presence was important indeed, since another statue of Queen Fabiola will be displayed at the university, which the late Queen of the Belgians visited twice in the past.
The donation of the statue of Queen Fabiola was also an opportunity to offer to Princess Sirindhorn a copy of the book about the Chao Phya Abhai Raja Foundation, and a copy of the cartoon book about the latest visit of Princess Lea to Thailand.
To support the charity activities of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the Chao Phya Abhai Raja Foundation also made a donation of 300,000 baht.
THE NEW BOOK ABOUT THE CHAO PHYA ABHAI RAJA FOUNDATION.
1st December 2021
On the 1st of December 2021 the Chao Phya Abhai Raja Siammanukulkij Foundation presented its new book: Chao Phya Abhai Raja Siammanukulkij Foundation, an album celebrating years of projects nurturing good relations between Thailand and Belgium,
and helping the society.
On the same day, the new statue of Chao Phya Abhai Raja Gustave Rolin-Jaequemyns, General Advisor of H.M. King Rama V was unveiled.
The book was presented by Count Gerald van der Straten Ponthoz, Chairman of the Foundation, M.R. Priyanandana Rangsit, Vice-Chairman, and fellow board members Khun Tuenjai Sinthuvnik and Khun Kongpetch Santisuphaporn, during an afternoon tea at the Magnolia Ballroom of Waldorf Astoria Bangkok.
Due to the Covid 19 situation and for the well-being of everyone, the invited guests and members of the media were limited to 75 persons.
The event was honored by the presence of H.S.H. Prince Chalermsuk Yugala, H.S.H. Prince Nawaphansa Yugala, and Privy Councilor Dr. Chirayu Isarangkul Na Ayuthaya.
Among the other distinguished guests were Khunying Kwanta and M.L. Radeethep Devakula, M.L. Pavaris Kitiyakara, Khun Pansak Ransibrahmanakul, Rev Brother Bancha Saenghiran, President of the Assumption University, H.E. Mrs. Chulamanee Chartsuwan, Dpt Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, former Deputy Prime-minister Dr. Sahas Banditkul, the Ambassador of Malaysia, former Ambassador of Thailand to Belgium H.E. Mr. Nopadol Gunavibool, members of renowned families, business personalities, diplomats of Belgium and Bhutan, academics, fashion designers, artists, good friends and supporters of the Foundation.