The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has provided financial support to the Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage for the operations of the Center for Social Entrepreneurship to spread messages of the philosophy of Sufficiency Economy.
Prime Minister and Defence Minister Samak Sundaravej said provincial governors nationwide will receive flags to celebrate the government’s Mother Day to Father Day campaign on August 30. He said HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will attend the ceremony of presenting flags carrying the royal emblems of Their Majesties the King and Queen together with the national flag to all provincial governors. The 116-day campaign is being held to promote national unity, and it runs between Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday on August 12 and His Majesty the King’s birthday on December 5.
Recognized as Mother of the Thai Nation, Her Majesty Queen Sirikit turns 76 this year. She is widely appreciated for her great contribution to the conservation of natural resources, especially forests.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives is in the process of upgrading the Queen Sirikit Institute of Sericulture to the National Sericulture Department, in honor of Her Majesty the Queen, who turns 76 this year.
The government invites public members to join the celebration of the 76th birthday anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit at the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall and Dusit Palace from August 10 to 12. According to Prime Minister and Defence Minister Samak Sundaravej, people can appreciate many of Her Majesty the Queen’s projects for Thai people as well as the beauty of Thai arts and crafts on this occasion.
The government will launch a 116-day campaign to rebuild national unity on the occasion of Their Majesties' birthdays. Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej said the campaign would be called from Mother Day to Father Day project, which will last from August 12 to December 3. He said several activities will be held including marathon running and selling of special wristbands.
In celebration of Thai Women’s Day 2008, the National Council of Women under Her Majesty the Queen’s royal patronage is organizing an exhibition in recognition of the eminent roles of eight female members of the Royal Family.