King Chulalongkorn and His Many Progressive Reforms in Modern Thai History

This year marks the centenary of the demise of the late King Chulalongkorn the Great, the fifth monarch of the present House of Chakri. Also referred to as King Rama V, King Chulalongkorn is one of the world’s best-known monarchs.

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Centenary of the Demise of King Rama V

Various activities will be held later this month to commemorate the 100th death anniversary of King Chulalongkorn, Rama V, one of the best-loved and most-revered kings in Thai history.

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Self-Reliant Community Based on His Majesty the King’s Sufficiency Economy Philosophy

Mae Rawan village in Tak province has been seriously applying the Sufficiency Economy philosophy, initiated and developed by His Majesty the King. It has been able to reduce its debts significantly, and has now become a self-reliant community.

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A Week-Long Celebration of Thai Women’s Day in Honor of Her Majesty the Queen

Women’s groups and various public and private sectors nationwide are joining hands with the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security in organizing a long-week celebration of Thai Women’s Day in honor of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.

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Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Presented with the Fulbright Caring Leaders Across Cultures Award

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn was presented with the “Fulbright Caring Leader Across Cultures Award.”

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Mother of the Land Fund Village Festival in Celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday

Public, private, and civil society organizations have been urged to join various activities in the event “Mother of the Land Fund Village Festival” in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s 78th birthday anniversary on 12 August 2010.

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Success of Royal Development Study Centers to Be Disseminated More Widely among Local People

Local government organizations have been told to study the success of six Royal Development Study Centers in order to disseminate more widely the success story of each center among local people and map out a development plan in line with local conditions and needs.

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An Exhibition and Commemorative Coins in Honor of His Majesty the King

In order to commemorate the 64th Anniversary of His Majesty the King’s Accession to the Throne this year, the Government Public Relations Department (PRD) will organize a three-day exhibition on His Majesty’s life and work. The year 2010 also marks the 60th Coronation Anniversary of His Majesty. On this special occasion, the Treasury Department has produced three types of commemorative coins in celebration of the milestone of His Majesty’s coronation.

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“Sufficiency Economy” Philosophy Raised in Thailand’s Statement at the 66th Session of ESCAP

Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Panich Vikitsreth talked about His Majesty the King’s Sufficiency Economy philosophy in his statement at the Ministerial Meeting of the 66th Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

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Grand Celebrations for the 60th Coronation Anniversary of His Majesty the King

Thailand is holding grand celebrations for the 60th Coronation Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej from May 5 to 9. The grand celebrations under the theme “Joining Forces to Show Loyalty to His Majesty” provide a good opportunity for all Thais to pay tribute to His Majesty the King, who is recognized as the Father of the Thai Nation.



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