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Message from Ambassador

Ambassador’s Message

October 2019

 

Dear readers,

October is a month when all Thais around the world will be united in expressing our loyalty and gratitude for the two greatest monarchs of Thailand in recent history, namely King Chulalongkorn and King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who led Thailand through the paths of development that improved the lives of Thai people and set higher standard of living.  On behalf of the Royal Thai Embassy, I would like to invite the Thai community to show our unwavering loyalty and respect to the Thai Monarchy by doing good deeds, helping others, living our lives in accordance with the religious principles, and contributing to the society in any way we can. Together, we can gear our country and society to greater progress and prosperity, making Thailand a better place to live for everyone.

On the commemoration of the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Sunday, 13 October 2019, the Embassy and Wat Buddhapadipa Temple will organise a merit making activity for members of the Thai community to pay homage and show respect to His Majesty the late King, by giving alms to the monks and chanting the prayers. All are invited and encouraged to dress in yellow hue.  For those who live outside London or reside in Ireland can also express their love and respect for King Bhumibol Adulyadej by organising merit making activities at temples in their communities.

Another important event starting this month is the Buddhism Exhibition to be held at the British Library in London from 25 October 2019 until 23 February 2020.  At this exhibition, a very special edition of the Tripitaka will be on displayed.  The Tripitaka will be presented by the World Tripitaka Foundation of Thailand to the British Library as a symbol of friendship and to support learning about Buddhism.  As this is the first time that the British Library is organising an exhibition on Buddhism, I would like to encourage interested readers to go and view it.    

In addition, the Royal Thai Embassy, in collaboration with the embassies of ASEAN Member States in London, will jointly host an ASEAN food festival, entitled “Taste of ASEAN” at the Brasserie, aimed at showcasing delicious dishes from the 10 ASEAN countries, as well as cultural performances and handicrafts. The “Taste of ASEAN” is made possible thanks to the support from Westminster Kingsway College, a world renowned culinary institute which produced a number of famous chefs.  The “Taste of ASEAN” is organised as part of an awareness raising programme about ASEAN in the UK to help further promote close and cordial ties and deepen cooperation between ASEAN and the UK.  We will keep our readers updated on this activity, so please follow the Embassy’s Facebook and website.

Till we meet again next month.