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Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized a reception on the occasion of the National Day of Thailand 2017

On 5 December 2017 at 18.30 hrs., the Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized a reception on the occasion of the National Day of Thailand to celebrate 3 important events: the Birthday Anniversary of the His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the National Day of Thailand and the Father's Day at Soaltee Crowne Plaza. H.E. Mr. Bhakavat Tanskul presided over the opening ceremony of the reception at which the Right Honorable Mr. Nanda Bahadur Pun, Vice President of Nepal participated as Chief Guest. In addition, the reception was also well attended by General Rajendra Chhetri, Chief of the Army Staff of Nepalese Army, high-ranking officials, diplomatic corps, former Ambassadors of Nepal to Thailand, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative as well as Heads of Mission of international organizations in Nepal, representatives from private sector, media and Thai community in Nepal. In total, more than 400 people attended the reception.

Cataract Microsurgical Workshop 2017

On 8 November 2017, H.E. Mr. Bhakavat Tanskul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal represented the Thai Government and people in presenting financial aid of 186,250 NPR (60,000 THB) to Phra Sribodhivides, Chief Abbot of the Royal Thai Monastery in Lumbini to support the “Cataract Microsurgical Workshop 2017” under the Brightness to the Nepalese’s Eyes Project at Lumbini World Peace And Harmony Visitor Center. The Workshop, held consecutively for 7 years, is intended to provide free cataract operation to Nepali patients as a merit devotion to the late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Teams of eye surgeons and nurses from Thailand and Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology participated in the Workshop, aiming to treat at least 700 Nepali patients with cataract. In total approximately 2,873 Nepali people have been treated since the inception of the Workshop.
This Workshop not only provides free cataract operation to the Nepali people with no financial resources, but also conveys goodwill from the people of Thailand to the people of Nepal as well as supports the work of the Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini in Buddhism promotion and charity, dedicated to the Nepali people in the local area.

Financial aid for Youth Eye Service (YES)

On 4 November 2017, Mr. Ek-att Thitaram, Minister Counsellor, presented financial aid of 156,250 NPR (equivalent to 50,000 THB) from Thai Government to Mr. Siddhartha Ranjit, Chairman of Youth Eye Service (YES), at Sirikit Vihar, Kirtipur. This financial aid is intended to support free eye examination and cataract surgery organized by YES to improve the quality of life of Nepali people with eye problems.

พิธีเชิญผ้าพระกฐินพระราชทานไปทอดถวาย ณ วัด วิศวะสันติวิหาร กรุงกาฐมาณฑุ

เมื่อวันที่ 31 ตุลาคม 2560 นายธานี ทองภักดี รองปลัดกระทรวงการต่างประเทศเป็นประธานในพิธีเชิญผ้าพระกฐินพระราชทานไปทอดถวาย ณ วัดวิศวะสันติวิหาร กรุงกาฐมาณฑุ สหพันธ์สาธารณรัฐประชาธิปไตยเนปาล โดยมีนายภควัต ตันสกุล เอกอัครราชทูต ณ กรุงกาฐมาณฑุ ทีมประเทศไทย และพุทธศาสนิกชนทั้งชาวไทยและชาวเนปาลเข้าร่วม โดยในโอกาสนี้ ผู้แทนฝ่ายเนปาลได้กล่าวแสดงความซาบซึ้งในพระมหากรุณาธิคุณหาที่สุดมิได้ของสมเด็จพระเจ้าอยู่หัวมหาวชิราลงกรณ บดินทรเทพยวรางกูร ทั้งนี้ การเชิญผ้าพระกฐินพระราชทานมาทอดถวายที่วัดพระพุทธศาสนาในเนปาลดำเนินมาอย่างต่อเนื่องเป็นปีที่ 10 แล้ว และถือเป็นกิจกรรมสำคัญที่ช่วยกระชับความสัมพันธ์ระหว่างไทยกับเนปาลให้ใกล้ชิดและแน่นแฟ้นมากยิ่งขึ้นทั้งในระดับรัฐบาลและประชาชน

เมื่อวันที่ 26 ตุลาคม 2560 สถานเอกอัครราชทูต ณ กรุงกาฐมาณฑุ ได้จัดพระราชพิธีถวายพระเพลิงพระบรมศพพระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาภูมิพลอดุลยเดช บรมนาถบพิตร ณ ลานหน้าพระอุโบสถ วัดไทยลุมพินี โดยในช่วงเช้าได้มีการทำบุญตักบาตรและถวายอาหารเพลแด่พระสงฆ์จำนวน 125 รูป เพื่อถวายพระราชกุศลพระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาภูมิพลอดุลยเดช บรมนาถบพิตร และในช่วงบ่ายได้มีการจัดพิธีสวดมาติกาและสดัปกรณ์ โดยเอกอัครราชทูต ณ กรุงกาฐมาณฑุ ได้ทอดผ้ามหาบังสุกลเบื้องหน้าพระบรมฉายาลักษณ์ โดยมีพระศรีโพธิวิเทศ เจ้าอาวาสวัดไทยลุมพินีพิจารณาผ้ามหาบังสุกุลดังกล่าว หลังจากนั้น เอกอัครราชทูตฯ ได้จุดไฟหลวงจากหีบเพลิงพระราชทานจากประเทศไทย และวางดอกไม้จันทน์เบื้องหน้าพระบรมฉายาลักษณ์ โดยมีข้าราชการสถานเอกอัครราชทูตฯ เจ้าหน้าที่ทีมประเทศไทย ชาวไทยผู้มีจิตศรัทธาและผู้ลงทะเบียนจิตอาสาเฉพาะกิจฯ รวมทั้งพระสงฆ์ไทย พระสงฆ์นานาชาติ และแม่ชี จำนวนทั้งสิ้น 300 คน เข้าร่วมพิธีดังกล่าวด้วย พิธีเสร็จสิ้นเวลา 17.00 น.

A Buddhist merit-making ceremony, devoted to 1st anniversary of the passing of the late His Majest King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Sirikit Vihar, Kitipur

On 13 October 2017, at 15.30 hrs, the Royal Thai Embassy organized a Buddhist merit-making ceremony, devoted to 1st anniversary of the passing of the late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Sirikit Vihar, Kirtipur. Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, together with Embassy’s officials, Team Thailand officers and Thai community in Nepal participated in the ceremony. Ten Thai and Nepali monks conducted Buddhist chanting for the late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The ceremony ended at 16.15 hrs.

Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized the Flag Raising Ceremony to celebrate Thai National Flag Day

On 22 September 2017, the Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized the Flag Raising Ceremony to celebrate Thai National Flag Day and commemorate the centenary of the Thai National Flag at the Thai Ambassador’s Residence. At 09:30 hrs, H.E. Bhakavat Tanskul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal led the Embassy’s officials and staff, representatives of Team Thailand and spouses as well as Thai people in Kathmandu, in total 20 people, to commence the Ceremony and sing Thai national anthem. Twelve Nepali policemen also participated in the Ceremony at which two of the policemen helped raise the Thai National Flag.

Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal presented financial assistance from the Royal Thai Government to the Government of Nepal for relief of floods and landslides in Nepal

On Thursday 21 September 2017, H.E. Mr. Bhakavat Tanskul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal presented financial assistance of 2 million baht (6,144,393.24 Nepali Rupee) to Honorable Mr. Girirajmani Pokharel, Minister of Health of Nepal, Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal, as part of Thailand’s contribution to the Government of Nepal for natural disaster relief of floods, landslide and people suffering from the incident which occurred during the second week of August 2017. This financial support reaffirms Thailand’s friendship and commitment in providing assistance to Nepal and helps to strengthen the already excellent bilateral relations between the two countries.

Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized Thai Festival 2017 at Ambassador’s Residence

On 16 September 2017, Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized Thai Festival 2017 at Ambassador’s Residence. The event aimed to promote Thailand in all dimensions through Thai food stalls from Thai restaurants in Kathmandu, imported Thai product and handicraft stalls, Thai massage corner, as well as fruit carving show. To showcase Thai culture, the Embassy also invited a group of Thai performers from Bunditpatanasilpa Institute, Chiang Mai to perform at the event. H.E. Mr. Bhakavat Tanskul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal as well as H.E. Mr. Shanker Das Bairagi, Foreign Secretary of Nepal presided over the opening ceremony at which, diplomatic corps, high-level officials, representatives of Nepali private sector and media were also present. More than 1,000 people attended the event throughout the day. Thai Festival 2017 this year is therefore an important tool that helps strengthen the bonds between Thailand and Nepal and deepen the people-to-people relations between the two countries.

Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal attended the Closing Ceremony of Gunla Dharma Program in Madhyapur Thimi, Pati Bihar

On 25 August 2017, H.E. Mr. Bhakavat Tanskul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal attended the Closing Ceremony of Gunla Dharma Program at Madhyapur Thimi Municipality, Pati Bihar. More than 100 people including monks, nuns, Mayor of Madhyapur Thimi Municipality and villagers attended the Ceremony which aimed to promote Buddhism in the Municipality and express gratitude towards donors of Dharma Desnaa activities during the past month. Ambassador Tanskul gave a brief remarks congratulating the Madhyapur Thimi people on this special occasion and handed over certificates to the donors. The presence of Ambassador Tanskul at this event led to the deepening of people-to-people diplomacy and strengthened collaboration in Buddhism between Thailand and Nepal.

Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu in collaboration with Hotel Association Nepal and Nepal-Thailand Friendship Co-operation Society organized a Thai cooking demonstration

On 22 August 2017, Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu in collaboration with Hotel Association Nepal and Nepal-Thailand Friendship Co-operation Society organized a Thai cooking demonstration, Exploring Thailand, a Culinary Experience with Master Chefs, at Kumari Hall, Hotel Annapurna. In accordance with the Royal Thai Government’s policy, “Thai Kitchen to the World,” the event aimed to promote the standard in preparing authentic Thai dishes in hotels and restaurants in Nepal. The Embassy invited a group of Thai chefs from Suan Dusit International Culinary School to demonstrate how to cook 4 popular Thai dishes – Golden Cups, Tom Yam Koong, Som Tam and Sen Jan Pad Koong. The event was very well received by 100 participants, the majority of which were chefs from all leading hotels and restaurants in Nepal, local media, and general public. The organization of this event was a solid indication of the increasing popularity of Thai cuisine in Nepal. Therefore, promoting better understanding of Thai cuisine and the original cooking method was another success in propagating stronger presence of Thai cuisine in this country.

Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu in collaboration with Hotel Yak & Yeti organized Thai Food Gala

On 18 August 2017, Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu in collaboration with Hotel Yak & Yeti organized Thai Food Gala to widely promote Thai cuisine in Nepal in accordance with the Royal Thai Government’s policy, “Thai Kitchen to the World,” while encouraging a standard preparation of Thai cuisine through imported Thai ingredients. The Embassy invited a group of Thai chefs from Suan Dusit International Culinary School to prepare authentic Thai dinner and perform cooking demonstration of 2 popular Thai dishes: Pad Thai and Som Tam. To showcase Thai culture, the Embassy also invited a group of Thai performers from Bunditpatanasilpa Institute to perform at the event. The Opening Ceremony of Thai Food Gala received great attention from the public and was well attended by more than 300 participants from diplomatic community, and the public and private sector of Nepal. During 19 – 25 August 2017, a Thai buffet corner and Thai cultural performance were also organized at the Sunrise restaurant, Hotel Yak & Yeti to successively promote Thai cuisine and culture.

The Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized a congratulatory signing ceremony as a tribute to Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit of the Ninth Reign on the occasion of 85th birthday anniversary of Her Majesty on 12 August 2017

On 12 August 2017, the Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized a congratulatory signing ceremony at the Embassy as a tribute to Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit on the occasion of 85th birthday anniversary of Her Majesty. At 09.15 hrs., H.E. Mr. Bhakavat Tanskul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal led the officials from the Royal Thai Embassy, Team Thailand and spouse, Thai people in Kathmandu as well as officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, participating in the 15th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting, in total 17 people to sign their well wishes for Her Majesty. At 09.30 hrs., Ambassador Tanskul delivered congratulatory speech and led all Thai participants in singing the royal anthem of Thailand (Sansoen Phra Barami). The ceremony ended at 10.00 hrs.

The Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized a congratulatory signing and merit-making ceremony as a tribute to His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun on the occasion of 65th birthday anniversary of His Majesty on 28 July 2017.

On 28 July 2017, the Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized a congratulatory signing and merit-making ceremony as a tribute to His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun on the occasion of 65th birthday anniversary of His Majesty. At 09.30 hrs., H.E. Mr. Bhakavat Tanskul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal led the officials from the Royal Thai Embassy, Team Thailand and spouse, as well as Thai people in Kathmandu to sign well wishes, deliver congratulatory speech and sing the royal anthem of Thailand (Sansoen Phra Barami) for His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun. Subsequently, the Royal Thai Embassy invited 9 Nepali monks to conduct Buddhist chanting as a blessing for His majesty. After the Buddhist chanting, all participants made offerings to the 9 Nepali monks. The ceremony ended at 12.00 hrs.

The Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized a merit-making ceremony as a tribute to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and blessing for Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit of the Ninth Reign as well as His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun on the occasion of 65th birthday anniversary of His Majesty on 28 July 2017.

On 27 July 2017 at 16.45 hrs., corresponding to 18.00 hrs. in Thailand, the Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized a merit-making ceremony as a tribute to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and blessing for Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit of the Ninth Reign as well as His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun on the occasion of 65th birthday anniversary of His Majesty at Vishwa Shanti Vihar (World Peace Temple). H.E. Mr. Bhakavat Tanskul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, together with officials from the Royal Thai Embassy, Team Thailand and spouse, as well as Thai people in Kathmandu, in total 15 people, participated in the ceremony at which Ven. Aggamahapandita Bhikshu Jnanapurnik Mahathero, Deputy Sangha Chief of All Nepal Bhikkhu Association and Chief Abbot of Vishwa Shanti Vihara, 9 Nepali monks, 25 novices and 2 nuns, conducted the Buddhist chanting. Subsequently, H.E. Mr. Tanskul led the participants to make offerings to the monks and novices. The ceremony ended at 17.30 hrs.

The Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized Daffodil (wood flowers) making activity for the Royal Cremation Ceremony of the late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Ambassador’s Residence

On 15 July 2017, the Royal Thai Embassy organized Daffodil (wood flowers) making activity at the Ambassador’s Residence, for the Royal Cremation Ceremony of the late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on 26 October 2017. H.E. Mr. Bhakavat Tanskul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, together with Embassy’s officials, representatives of Thai Airways International and Thai community in Nepal, approximately 30 people in total, participated in the activity at which more than 200 Daffodils were made.

Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal paid a courtesy call on Honourable Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs

On 12 July 2017, H.E. Mr. Bhakavat Tanskul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, paid a courtesy call on Honourable Mr. Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs at Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Both sides discussed cordial and close relations in religion and culture, cooperation in economics and education including trade and investment opportunities for Thai business and investors in Nepal.

Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal attended the Inauguration of Civil Scholarship Fund and IAESTE, Nepal

On 14 June 2017, H.E. Bhakavat Tanskul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal attended the Inauguration of Civil Scholarship and International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE), Nepal, at Yak & Yeti Hotel, which was presided over by Honourable Mr. Gopal Man Shrestha, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education of Nepal. This event aimed to establish a long-term scholarship for Nepali students who were affected by the earthquake incident as well as officially launch the IAESTE project in Nepal. In his statement, Ambassador Tanskul commended the efforts made by Non Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) in organizing a fundraising event among NRNA members and Thai people which led to the launching of the Civil Scholarship. Ambassador Tanskul also congratulated NRNA on the success in bringing the IAESTE project to Nepal which would attract students from various countries, including Thailand to do their internship in Nepal and provide technical assistance to local communities. The presence of Ambassador Tanskul at this event reaffirmed the excellent relations between the two countries as well as the continuity of assistance that Thailand has given to Nepal.

Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal witnessed the MoU Signing Ceremony between Panyapiwat Institute of Management (PIM) and Nepal Education Foundation Consortium of Colleges in Nepal (NEF-CNN)

On 31 May 2017, H.E. Bhakavat Tanskul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal witnessed the MoU Signing Ceremony between Panyapiwat Institute of Management (PIM) and Nepal Education Foundation Consortium of Colleges in Nepal (NEF-CNN) at Radisson hotel. Ambassador Tanskul gave a speech portraying Thailand’s consistent role in providing scholarships for trainings and degree programs to Nepal and congratulating both private organizations for their success in establishing a new education network through their prospective exchange programs of scholars and students, which will allow Nepali students to learn more about international programs at Thai universities and choose Thailand as their study destination. The presence of Ambassador Tanskul at this Ceremony helped to grace the relations between PIM and NEF-CNN and reflected the importance the Royal Thai Government attaches to the increasing potentials and global reputation of Thai institutions.

Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal presided over the inauguration and unveiling ceremony of a new Buddha statue in Mache Ga village

On 20 May 2017, H.E. Bhakavat Tanskul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal presided over the opening the inauguration and unveiling ceremony of a new Buddha statue in Mache Ga village, organized by Nun Punyawati Guruma, the Abbess of Shakyamuni Kirti Vihar. More than 100 people including monks, nuns, Nepali politicians as well as Mache Ga villagers, attended the ceremony which aimed to promote Buddhism in the village and express gratitude towards donors of the new Buddha statue. Ambassador Tanskul gave a brief remark congratulating the Mache Ga villagers on this special occasion and handed over certificates as well as tokens of appreciation from the organizers to the donors. The presence of Ambassador Tanskul in this ceremony led to the deepening of people-to-people diplomacy and strengthened collaboration in Buddhism between Thailand and Nepal.

Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal attended 2561 Birth Anniversary of Lord Buddha and Lumbini Day 2017 event

On 10 May 2017, H.E. Mr. Bhakavat Tanskul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, attended “2561st Birth Anniversary of Lord Buddha and Lumbini Day 2017” event, organized by Lumbini Development Trust with the presence of the Right Honorable Mr. Nanda Bahadur Pun, the Vice President of Nepal. In his remarks, Ambassador Tanskul commended the Government of Nepal for hosting the event and expressed the willingness to work closely with Nepal on the promotion of Buddhism. After the opening ceremony, the Vice President of Nepal visited the Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini, at which he was welcomed and presented with a gift by Ambassador Tanskul.

Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal presided over the opening ceremony of Photo Exhibition of Lumbini and Buddhist Sites

On 9 May 2017, H.E. Bhakavat Tanskul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal presided over the opening ceremony of Photo Exhibition of Lumbini and Buddhist Sites at Visitor Center, Lumbini, in which a group of 100 people including international monks and nuns, local journalists and villagers, were present. The Exhibition was organized to encourage all Buddhist devotees to reflect on 3 important stages in Lord Buddha’s life which are the birth, the enlightenment and the passing (nibbana). Historical photos of Lumbini and a documentary on “Lumbini a dream land of peace,” were also displayed to the monks, nuns and general public.

Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized activities on Visakha Bucha Day

On 8 May 2017, the Royal Thai Embassy organized activities on Visakha Bucha Day at Sirikit Vihar, Kirtipur. H.E. Mr. Bhakavat Tanskul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, together with Embassy’s officials, representatives of Thai Airways International and local Nepali people, approximately 90 people in total, participated in religious activities including chanting, giving offering to the monks, and circumambulation. These activities were organized with an aim of promoting Buddhism and encouraging the Thai community in Kathmandu to reflect on three important events that took place on Visakha Bucha Day which are the birth, the enlightenment and the passing (nibbana) of Lord Buddha.

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

On 3 May 2017, H.E. Mr. Bhakavat Tanskul, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal presented the Letter of Credence to the Right Honourable President Bidya Devi Bhandari, 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. Ambassador Tanskul was accompanied by his spouse and the Embassy’s officials in the presence of high-level Nepali officials. Both sides also held a bilateral meeting, discussing their cordial and close relations in Buddhism, culture as well as economic cooperation during 58 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Thailand and Nepal.

Ambassador Designate of Thailand to Nepal presided over the handover ceremony of “Baan Promjai” to Nepalese earthquake victims

On 29 March 2017, H.E. Mr. Bhakavat Tanskul, Ambassador Designate, the Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu presided over the handover ceremony of “Baan Promjai,” in which 21 houses were given to Nepalese earthquake victims in Phulbari Village, Patan. Ms. Sujintana Chanyathipsakul, President of the Nine Sustainability Foundation and a group of 80 Thais and Nepaleses also attended the ceremony. The handover of “Baan Promjai” is a collaboration among 4 organizations from Thailand and Nepal - the Nine Sustainability Foundation, Silpakorn University, AIT Solutions Asian Institute of Technology, and Innotech Nepal Private Limited) – which have joined hands in constructing houses for Nepalese families who have been affected by the earthquake on 25 April 2015. The ceremony received great attention from all villagers who came to congratulate and express their gratitude for the unceasing kindness and assistance they obtain from the Thai people.

Chargé d’Affaires welcomed Dean of Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University and delegation

On 22th March 2017, Mr. Ek-att Thitaram, Chargé d’Affaires, the Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu welcomed Professor Dr. Patcharee Lertrit, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University and delegation as well as representatives from the Kathmandu University at the Ambassador’s Residence. The said delegation of 18 people comprises professors of Mahidol University from 4 Faculties: Medicine, Medical Technology, Engineering, as well as Social Science and Humanities. During 22 – 26 March 2017, the delegation is scheduled to visit Pokhara Univeristy and Kathmandu Univeristy to organize an on-site active recruitment for Nepalese students as well as a meeting with Mahidol alumni.

Buddhist merit-making ceremony on 100th day of the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

On 17th January 2017, Mr. Ek-att Thitaram, Chargé d’Affaires, the Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu attended a Buddhist merit-making ceremony, devoted to 100th day of the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Vishwa Shanti Vihar. The Chargé d’Affaires gave an opening remarks at the ceremony, in which representatives from Thai Airways International Co. Ltd., as well as other Thai residents in Kathmandu were present. Phra Sribodhivedes, Acting Abbot of the Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini, along with monks and nuns from Vishwa Shanti Vihar and nearby temples led participants in prayer for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulayadej. At the end of the ceremony, the Royal Thai Embassy also handed out more than 100 books of the Story of Mahajanaka [Phra Mahachanok] in Nepali-English version, to all participants, in commemoration of the late His Majesty King Bhumbibol Adulayadej.

Cataract Microsurgical Workshop 2016 (Brightness to the Nepalese’s Eyes)

On 27 December 2016, Mr. Ek-att Thitaram, Charge d’Affaires, the Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu, along with representatives from Thai Airways International Co. Ltd., Kathmandu Office, and Phra Sribodhivides, Acting Abbot of the Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini, presided over the Opening Ceremony of “Cataract Microsurgical Workshop” under the Brightness to the Nepalese’s Eyes Project. This Workshop has been jointly organized by the said agencies as well as other Thai and Nepalese supporters for 5 consecutive years (since 2011), with the aim of helping the vulnerable Nepalese with cataract conditions. The Workshop, held during 26 – 30 December 2016, was also devoted to the passing of the late His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of the Kingdom of Thailand. Participating in this Workshop were a group of 14 Thai doctors and nurses, led by Professor Dr. Pornchai Simaroj, a senior Opthamologist from Ramathibodi Hospital, as well as an eye medical team from Tilganga Institute of Opthamology, Nepal. Overall, 674 Nepalese with cataract were treated at this Workshop.

Financial aid for Youth Eye Service (YES)

On 8th December 2016, Mr. Ek-att Thitaram, Charge d’Affaires, the Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu, and Phra Sribodhivedes, Chief Abbot of the Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini, presented financial aid of 291, 603.5 NPRs (approximately 94,000 Baht) to Mr. Siddhartha Ranjit, Chairman of Youth Eye Service (YES) at the Ambassador’s residence. This financial aid is a joint collaboration between the Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu and the Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini, which supports free cataract surgery and eye examination organized by the YES to improve the quality of life of the vulnerable with eye problems.

Buddhist merit-making ceremony on 50th day of the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej

On 4th December 2016, the Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized a Buddhist merit-making ceremony, devoted to 50th day of the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Ambassador’s residence. Mr. Ek-att Thitaram, Charge d’Affaires, presided over the ceremony which was conducted by Phra Sribodhivedes, Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini, as well as 9 Thai and Nepali monks. Both Thai residents and other nationals attended the ceremony and took part in Buddhist chanting, meditation and the singing of Thai royal anthem in honour of the late King.

สถานเอกอัครราชทูต ณ กรุงกาฐมาณฑุ จัดงาน “รวมพลังแห่งความภักดี” แด่พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาภูมิพลอดุลยเดช

เมื่อวันที่ 19 พฤศจิกายน 2559 สถานเอกอัครราชทูต ณ กรุงกาฐมาณฑุได้จัดงาน “รวมพลังแห่งความภักดี” แด่พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาภูมิพลอดุลยเดช ณ ทำเนียบเอกอัครราชทูต มีข้าราชการและเจ้าหน้าที่สถานเอกอัครราชทูตฯ ผู้แทนจากบริษัทการบินไทย จำกัด (มหาชน) สำนักงานกาฐมาณฑุ และชุมชนชาวไทยที่พำนักอยู่ ณ กรุงกาฐมาณฑุ ประมาณ 30 คนเข้าร่วม โดยผู้เข้าร่วมพิธีได้ถวายสัตย์ปฏิญาณตรแสดงความจงรักภักดี และร้องเพลงสรรเสริญพระบารมีร่วมกัน

พิธีบำเพ็ญกุศลสัตตมวารถวายพระบรมศพพระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาภูมิพลอดุลยเดช มหิตลาธิเบศรรามาธิบดี จักรีนฤบดินทร สยามินทราธิราช บรมนาถบพิตร ในพระบรมโกศ ครบ 7 วัน

เมื่อวันที่ 20 ตุลาคม 2559 นายเอกอรรถ ทิตาราม อุปทูต สถานเอกอัครราชทูต ณ กรุงกาฐมาณฑุได้เป็นประธานในพิธีบำเพ็ญกุศลสัตตมวารถวายพระบรมศพพระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาภูมิพลอดุลยเดช มหิตลาธิเบศรรามาธิบดี จักรีนฤบดินทร สยามินทราธิราช บรมนาถบพิตร ในพระบรมโกศ ครบ 7 วัน ณ วัดวิศวะสันติวิหาร กรุงกาฐมาณฑุ โดยมีภิกษุและภิกษุณีช่าวเนปาล รวมทั้งชุมชนชาวไทยและเนปาลเข้าร่วมกว่า 200 คน

รัฐมนตรีว่าการกระทรวงการต่างประเทศเนปาลถวายความอาลัยแด่พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาภูมิพลอดุลยเดช มหิตลาธิเบศรรามาธิบดี จักรีนฤบดินทร สยามินทราธิราช บรมนาถบพิตร ในพระบรมโกศ

เมื่อวันที่ 18 ตุลาคม 2559 Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat รัฐมนตรีว่าการกระทรวงการต่างประเทศเนปาลได้เดินทางมาลงนามถวายความอาลัยแด่พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาภูมิพลอดุลยเดช มหิตลาธิเบศรรามาธิบดี จักรีนฤบดินทร สยามินทราธิราช บรมนาถบพิตร ในพระบรมโกศ ณ ทำเนียบเอกอัครราชทูต โดยมีนายเอกอรรถ ทิตาราม อุปทูตให้การต้อนรับ

สถานเอกอัครราชทูต ณ กรุงกาฐมาณฑุ เปิดให้มีการลงนามถวายความอาลัยแด่พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาภูมิพลอดุลยเดช มหิตลาธิเบศรรามาธิบดี จักรีนฤบดินทร สยามินทราธิราช บรมนาถบพิตร ในพระบรมโกศ

ตั้งแต่วันที่ 17 ตุลาคม 2559 สถานเอกอัครราชทูต ณ กรุงกาฐมาณฑุได้เปิดให้มีการลงนามถวายความอาลัยแด่พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาภูมิพลอดุลยเดช มหิตลาธิเบศรรามาธิบดี จักรีนฤบดินทร สยามินทราธิราช บรมนาถบพิตร ในพระบรมโกศ ณ ทำเนียบเอกอัครราชทูต ซึ่งมีชุมชนชาวไทยในเนปาล ผู้แทนภาครัฐและเอกชนเนปาล และคณะทูตานุทูตและองค์การระหว่างประเทศในเนปาลเข้าลงนามเป็นจำนวนมาก

รองนายกรัฐมนตรีเนปาลถวายความอาลัยแด่พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาภูมิพลอดุลยเดช มหิตลาธิเบศรรามาธิบดี จักรีนฤบดินทร สยามินทราธิราช บรมนาถบพิตร ในพระบรมโกศ

เมื่อวันที่ 16 ตุลาคม 2559 นาย Bimalendra Nidhi รองนายกรัฐมนตรีเนปาลรักษาราชการแทนนายกรัฐมนตรีเนปาลได้เดินทางมาถวายความอาลัยแด่พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาภูมิพลอดุลยเดช มหิตลาธิเบศรรามาธิบดี จักรีนฤบดินทร สยามินทราธิราช บรมนาถบพิตร ในพระบรมโกศ ณ ทำเนียบเอกอัครราชทูต โดยมีนายเอกอรรถ ทิตาราม อุปทูตให้การต้อนรับ

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Farewell call on the Prime Minster of Nepal

On 5 September 2016, H.E. Mr. Vutti Vuttisant, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, paid a farewell call on Right Honourable Mr. Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Prime Minister of Nepal, at Baluwatar. Mutual interests such as cooperation on economic and culture were discussed by both sides during the meeting.

เอกอัครราชทูต ณ กรุงกาฐมาณฑุ ไปเป็นแขกเกียรติยศงานประกวด Miss Grand Nepal 2016

เมื่อวันที่ 23 สิงหาคม 2559 นายวุตติ วุตติสันต์ เอกอัครราชทูต ณ กรุงกาฐมาณฑุ ได้รับเชิญให้เข้าร่วมในฐานะแขกเกียรติยศ (Chief Guest) ในงานประกวด Miss Grand Nepal 2016 รอบสุดท้าย ณ โรงแรม Hyatt Regency กรุงกาฐมาณฑุ โดยเอกอัครราชทูตฯ ได้จุดไฟสัญลักษณ์เปิดงาน (PANAS) รวมทั้งกล่าวเปิดงาน ทั้งนี้ การประกวด Miss Grand Nepal 2016 ถือเป็นการจัดงานครั้งแรกในเนปาลเพื่อคัดเลือกตัวแทนไปร่วมประกวด Miss Grand International 2016 ณ นครลาส เวกัส สหรัฐอเมริกา นอกจากนี้ การประกวด Miss Grand Internattional ถือได้ว่าเป็น 1 ใน 5 รายการใหญ่สำหรับการประกวดนางงามระดับระหว่างประเทศ ซึ่งการประกวดรายการดังกล่าวมีจุดเริ่มต้นที่ประเทศไทย ก่อตั้งและดำเนินการโดยนายณวัฒน์ อิสรไกรศีล มีแนวทางเพื่อเป็นการรณรงค์หยุดการทำสงครามและการใช้ความรุนแรง

เมื่อวันที่ 12 สิงหาคม 2559 พระศรีโพธิวิเทศ ประธานสงฆ์วัดไทยลุมพินี ได้นำพระสงฆ์ประมาณ 100 รูป เจริญพระพุทธมนต์และจุดเทียนถวายพระพรเนื่องในโอกาสมหามงคลวันเฉลิมพระชนมพรรษา 7 รอบ 84 พรรษา สมเด็จพระนางเจ้าฯ พระบรมราชินีนาถ 12 สิงหาคม 2559 ณ วัดไทยลุมพินี ประเทศเนปาล

Royal Thai Embassy organized “The Celebrations on the Auspicious Occasion of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary 12 August 2016”

On 9 August 2016, the Royal Thai Embassy organized “The Celebrations on the Auspicious Occasion of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary 12 August 2016” at Kumari Hall, Annapurna Hotel, Kathmandu. The celebrations started with 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. The ceremony was followed by the reception for Thai – Nepal cooperation in flower arrangement. During the reception, a group of performers from Chiang Mai College of Dramatic Arts conducted a well-wishing performance for Her Majesty Queen Sirikit in the said occasion.

โครงการส่งเสริมความร่วมมือด้านการจัดดอกไม้ไทย – เนปาล

ระหว่างวันที่ 7 – 9 สิงหาคม 2559 สถานเอกอัครราชทูต ณ กรุงกาฐมาณฑุ และบริษัทการบินไทย จำกัด (มหาชน) สำนักงาน ณ กรุงกาฐมาณฑุ และสำนักงานการท่องเที่ยวแห่งประเทศไทย สำนักงาน ณ กรุงนิวเดลี ในฐานะทีมประเทศไทยในเนปาลร่วมกับโรงแรม Annapurna, กลุ่ม Zonta International, Federation of Women Entrepreneurs of Nepal (FWEAN) และ Nepal – Thailand Friendship Cooperation Society ได้ร่วมกันจัดโครงการส่งเสริมความร่วมมือด้านการจัดดอกไม้ไทย – เนปาล ณ โรงแรม Annapurna โดย สถานเอกอัครราชทูตฯ ได้เชิญ นางสาวอาภัสรา เพ็ญประพัฒน์ ผู้เชี่ยวชาญด้านการจัดดอกไม้จากไทยและผู้ช่วยจำนวนรวม 5 ท่าน เดินทางมาสาธิตการจัดดอกไม้สดและการประยุกต์ใช้ดอกไม้ประดิษฐ์ในการจัดดอกไม้ในรูปแบบต่าง ๆ ให้กับชาวเนปาล ซึ่งมีชาวเนปาลที่ประกอบกิจการและทำงานในร้านดอกไม้ แม่บ้าน รวมไปถึงพนักงานโรงแรมให้ความสนใจและเข้าร่วมในโครงการดังกล่าวรวมทั้งสิ้นกว่า 100 คน และในช่วงค่ำของวันที่ 9 สิงหาคม 2559 สถานเอกอัครราชทูตฯ และผู้สนับสนุนโครงการฯ ได้จัดงานเลี้ยงรับรอง ณ ห้อง Kumari Hall โรงแรม Annapurna โดยมีคณะทูตานุทูต ผู้แทนหน่วยราชการเนปาล และภาคเอกชนเนปาลที่สนใจและมีความใกล้ชิดกับประเทศไทยเข้าร่วมงานกว่า 250 คน ซึ่งรายการสำคัญในงานเลี้ยงรับรองคือการแสดงศิลปวัฒนธรรมไทยจากวิทยาลัยนาฎศิลป์เชียงใหม่ ซึ่งได้จัดการแสดงมากถึง 12 ชุดและได้รับความสนใจ เป็นอย่างมากจากผู้เข้าร่วมงาน
ทั้งนี้ โครงการส่งเสริมความร่วมมือด้านการจัดดอกไม้ไทย – เนปาลจะเป็นการเริ่มต้นที่ดีสำหรับการส่งเสริม ขีดความสามารถและความร่วมมือด้านการส่งออกดอกไม้สดและดอกไม้ประดิษฐ์ของไทยไปยังเนปาล ในอนาคต

เมื่อวันที่ 27 กรกฎาคม 2559 เวลา 08.30 น. พระศรีโพธิวิเทศ ประธานสงฆ์วัดไทยลุมพินี พร้อมพระสงฆ์นานาชาติจำนวน 68 รูปเจริญพระพุทธมนต์ถวายพระพรสมเด็จพระบรมโอรสาธิราชฯ สยามมกุฎราชกุมาร เนื่องในโอกาส วันคล้ายวันพระราชสมภพ 28 กรกฎาคม 2559 ณ วัดไทยลุมพินี ประเทศเนปาล

The Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized the ceremony to celebrate the 64th Birthday Anniversary of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn 28th July 2016

On 27 July 2016, the Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized the ceremony to celebrate the 64th Birthday Anniversary of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn 28th July 2016 at the Ambassador’s residence. H.E. Mr. Vutti Vuttisant, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal led a well-wishing ceremony which was attended by the Embassy’s officials, representative from Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd. in Kathmandu, and Thai community in Kathmandu. After the ceremony, the Embassy hosted dinner for the Thai community who joined the said ceremony.

The Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized the ceremony to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of His Majesty the King’s Accession to the Throne 9th June 2016

On 11 June 2016, the Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized the ceremony to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of His Majesty the King’s Accession to the Throne 9th June 2016 at the Ambassador’s residence. The celebrations started with the religious ceremony led by Phra Sribodhivides, Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini, followed by a well-wishing ceremony led by H.E. Mr. Vutti Vuttisant, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, together with the Embassy’s officials, representative from Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd. in Kathmandu, and Thai community in Kathmandu. After the ceremony, the Embassy hosted lunch for the Thai community who joined the said ceremony.

Luncheon in honour of the first Thai lady who conquered the Summit of Mt. Everest

On 24 May 2016, H.E. Mr. Vutti Vuttisant, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, hosted luncheon in honour of Dr. Napassaporn Chumnarnsit, the first Thai lady who conquered the Summit of Mt. Everest on 19 May 2016 at Ambassador’s Residence. Mr. Komrat Pichitdech, trekker, Ms. Siv Harstad, first Norwegian lady who conquered the Summit of Mt. Everest, Sherpa team, General Manager of Thai Airways International, Kathmandu Office, and the Embassy’s officers also joined the luncheon.

Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized Visakha Bucha Day

On 14 May 2016, the Royal Thai Embassy organized activities on Visakha Bucha Day at Srikirti Vihara. H.E. Mr. Vutti Vuttisant, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, H.E. Ambassador of Myanmar to Nepal, representative from the Embassy of Sri Lanka, together with the Embassy’s officials, Thai community in Kathmandu, and local Nepalese people participated in the activities including chanting and circumambulation.

Scholarship from the Royal Thai Monastery

On 14 March 2016, Phra Sribodhivides, acting abbot, the Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini, granted scholarship to the children of local staffs of the Royal Thai Embassy. The activity was also witnessed by H.E. Mr. Vutti Vuttisant, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, and the Embassy’s officers.

Financial aid to Youth Eye Service (YES)

On 2 March 2016 H.E. Mr. Vutti Vuttisant, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, and Phra
Tepbodhivides Chief of Thai Buddhist Missionary to India-Nepal, Chief Abbot of the Royal Thai Monastery, Buddhagaya, Chief Abbot of the Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini, presented financial aid of 512,765.95 NPRs (approximately equivalent to 170,000 Baht) to Mr. Siddhartha Ranjit, Chairman of Youth Eye Service (YES). This financial aid is a joint collaboration between the Royal Embassy and the Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini, which will be used for free cataract surgery and eye check up by YES to improve the quality of life of vulnerable and deprived people all over Nepal from cataract and other eye-related problems. The donation was also witnessed by the Embassy’s officials, representatives from Thai Airways International Co., Ltd., as well as representatives from YES.

Brightness to Nepalese’s Eyes

On 24 February 2016, H.E. Mr. Vutti Vuttisant, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, along with
his spouse, Embassy’s official, representative from Thai Airways International Co. Ltd., Kathmandu Office, and Phra Sribodhivides, acting abbot, the Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini attended the inauguration ceremony of “Brightness to the Nepalese’s Eyes” in Lumbini. The project is jointly organized, for 5 consecutive years, by the Royal Thai Embassy, the Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini, and Thai Airways International Co., Ltd. with an aim to improve the quality of life of vulnerable and deprived people in Nepal who are suffering from cataract and eye-related problems.
The project which was held during 24 – 26 February 2016 was organized for “The Celebrations on the Auspicious Occasion of the 88th Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand 5th December 2015 and the 70th Anniversary of His Majesty's Accession to the Throne 9th June 2016”, “The Celebrations on the Auspicious Occasion of Her Majesty the Queen's 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary 12th August 2016", and “The Celebrations on the Auspicious Occasion of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's 5th Cycle Birthday Anniversary 2nd April 2015." Medical team from Thailand led by Dr. Pornchai Simaroj, Specialist from Ramathibodi Hospital, joined hands with Tilganga Institute in eye surgery and treatments. Overall, 728 patients received free eye surgery from the said project which is the highest number since the beginning of the project in 2011.

Donation for earthquake victims on education

On 1 February 2016, H.E. Mr. Vutti Vuttisant, Thai Ambassador to Nepal, on behalf of Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand, presented donation for earthquake victims on education at the amount of 229,741.52 Baht or 765,805.06 NPRs. to Mrs. Mina Poudel, Section Officer, Ministry of Education, Nepal. The activity was also witnessed by education officer from the Ministry of Education, school principals, as well as Embassy’s officials. The said donation will be given to various schools in the country.

Financial aid to Ananta Kuti Vihar

On 18 December 2015, H.E. Mr. Vutti Vuttisant, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, on behalf
of the Royal Thai Government, presented financial aid of 1,140,000 baht (equivalent to 3,348,017.62 NPRs) to Phra Bhikku Maitri Maha Thero, abbot of Ananta Kuti Vihar. This financial aid will be used for the renovation of the temple which has been heavily damaged by the earthquake since April 2015. The ceremony was also witnessed by Phra Sribodhivides, acting abbot of the Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini, the Embassy’s officials, as well as Thai medical team who participated in cataract workshop in Nepal.

Facilitation programme for Phra Sribodhivides

On 9 December 2015, H.E. Mr. Vutti Vuttisant, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, attended the facilitation programme for Phra Sribodhivides (Suphot Kittiwanno), Royal Thai Monastery, Lumbini, organized by Vishwo Shanti Vihara, Kathmandu. The Embassy officials and representatives from Thai Airways International, Kathmandu Office, also attended the said programme.

On 6 December 2015 The Royal Thai Embassy organized the Music in the Garden Programme at Dev Niwas, Ambassador’s Residence in Kathmandu. In this occasion, the Embassy has invited Chulalongkorn University Symphony Orchestra to perform the music, such as the Royal composed songs, the classic as well as Thai contemporary music kindly conducted by Mr. Sirowut Srinitedwatin. The said programme was greatly success which more than 70 participants from Diplomatic corps, Businessmen, Friends of Thailand as well as representatives from Nepal media were attended. The said programme will further enhance the close relations between Thailand and Nepal in the future.

The Celebration of the 88th Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand on 5 December 2015

On 5 December 2015, the Royal Thai Embassy hosted reception on the auspicious occasion of the 88th Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand and National Day of Thailand at Yak & Yeti Hotel, Kathmandu. Right Honourable Nanda Bahadur Pun graced the function as the Chief Guest. Approximately 400 guests including Ministers, high ranking officers from the Government of Nepal, Head of Diplomatic Missions in Nepal, Head of International Organizations in Nepal, prominent businessmen, media personnel, and Thai community participated in the said function.
The Embassy also organized classical instruments performed by students from Chulalongkorn University during which selected musical pieces composed by H.M. the King of Thailand were performed in the opening ceremony. Moreover, the Embassy also received orchid corsages supported by Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd. in Kathmandu as well as calendars and PR materials about Thailand from Tourism Authority of Thailand, New Delhi Office, as gifts to the guests.

Royal Thai Embassy to celebrate 83rd Birthday Anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit in Kathmandu

On the occasion of the 83rd Birthday Anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on 12 August 2015, the Royal Thai Embassy led by H.E. Mr. Vutti Vuttisant, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, the Embassy’s officials and local staffs, representatives from Thai Airways International Public Co., Ltd. in Kathmandu and Thai community in Kathmandu attended a well-wishing ceremony for Her Majesty the Queen on 8 August 2015 at the Ambassador’s Residence. The Thai community and staffs were later invited to lunch hosted by the Embassy.

Donation from the Royal Thai Monastery

On 7 July 2015, Phra Maha Supot Kittiwanno from the Royal Thai Monastery in Lumbini, presented donation to local staffs of the Royal Thai Embassy as relief aid from the earthquake. The donation was also witnessed by H.E. Mr. Vutti Vuttisant, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal and Embassy’s officers.

Welcome meeting by Nepal Chamber of Commerce

On 30 June 2015, Mr. Rajesh Kazi Shrestha, President of Nepal Chamber of Commerce, together with respective members, organized a welcome meeting for H.E. Mr. Vutti Vuttisant, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, to congratulate H.E. Ambassador on the occasion of assuming the position. Mutual interests particularly the increase of economic cooperation between both countries were also discussed by both sides.

Courtesy call by Nepal – Thailand Friendship Cooperation Society

On 19 June 2015, Mr. Janak Bahadur Singh, President of Nepal – Thailand Friendship Cooperation Society, together with respective members, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Vutti Vuttisant, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, to congratulate H.E. Ambassador on the occasion of assuming the position. Mutual interests particularly the strengthening of the people-to-people relations between both countries were also discussed by both sides.

Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu organized Visakha Bucha Day

On 1 June 2015, the Royal Thai Embassy organized activities on Visakha Bucha Day at Srikirti Vihara. H.E. Mr. Vutti Vuttisant, Ambassador of Thailand to Nepal, together with the Embassy’s officials, Thai community in Kathmandu, and local Nepalese people participated in the activities including Buddha Puja, Visakha Bucha talk and circumambulation.

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.