Reduction of Development Imbalances through Sufficiency Economy and Royally Initiated Projects

Because His Majesty the King is aware of how high economic growth has led to imbalances of development in various areas, he has devoted himself to reducing the imbalances through the concept of Sufficiency Economy and royally initiated projects.

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The Royal Ploughing Ceremony

The rice-planting season in Thailand usually starts in May, when the Royal Ploughing Ceremony takes place and paddy land is prepared for rice cultivation.

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Her Majesty the Queen Presented with the Title of the Mother and Teacher of the Land

The Cabinet, during its meeting on 7 May 2013, endorsed the proposal by the Ministry of Education to present Her Majesty Queen Sirikit with the title of “Mother and Teacher of the Land.”

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Royally Initiated Projects and the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy to Be Spread More Widely

The Government and the Office of the Royal Development Project Board are joining hands in publicizing royally initiated projects and spreading the Sufficiency Economy philosophy, advocated and developed by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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Princess Maha Chakri Award to Be Presented to Outstanding Teachers in Southeast Asia

Thailand has announced that it would present the “Princess Maha Chakri Award” to outstanding teachers from Southeast Asian countries in 2015, when it hosts the 48th Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Council Conference in 2015.

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His Majesty the King's Holistic Approach to Water Resource Management

The severe floods in Thailand this year have prompted authorities to handle water management of the whole country in a systematic manner in order to ease and prevent flood disasters. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej has been closely monitoring the situation and takes the plight of all Thais at heart.

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Merit-Making during the Magha Puja Festival as a Tribute to His Majesty the King

The Ministry of Culture is holding a Buddhism week, scheduled for 21-25 February 2013, to mark Magha Puja Festival, with merit-making ceremonies nationwide as a tribute to His Majesty the King.

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Celebration of the 230 Years of the Rattanakosin Period in Honor of His Majesty the King

The Ministry of Finance is joining hands with Thammasat University, Silpakorn University, and Bang Lamphu community in organizing a variety of activities in commemoration of the 230th anniversary of the Rattanakosin, or Bangkok, period.

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His Majesty the King's New Year Greeting Card

His Majesty the King urges all Thais to extend loving-kindness to one another, saying that loving-kindness is a virtue leading to happiness and that gratitude expressed to those who extend their loving-kindness will increase the feeling of caring and friendship.

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Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital Enhances Its Operations to Cope with Industrial Disasters

Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital, a major hospital in Si Racha, Chon Buri province, is enhancing its operations to cope with industrial disasters in the eastern coast of Thailand.



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