Narendra Modi tweeted in Thai

คุณแอน มิตรชัย นักร้องชาวไทยและเป็นที่รู้จักดีในฐานะ ‘ราชินีลิเก’ (การแสดงพื้นบ้านของไทย) ขับร้อง ภาจัน ‘ไวษณพ จานา โต’ภาษาคุชราตีเพื่อรำลึกถึงท่านบาปู@150 พระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาภูมิพลอดุลยเดชของไทยทรงสนับสนุนปรัชญาเศรษฐกิจพอเพียง ซึ่งเหมือนกับแนวคิดของคานธี.

People celebrated Holi Festival of Colors in Bangkok

Ambassador of India to Thailand H.E. Mr. Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi and Mrs.Rupa Bishnoi

BANGKOK, THAILAND – MAR 11: People celebrated Holi Festival of Colors, Mar 11, 2018 in SHOW DC, Bangkok, Thailand.

The Indian community & Thais turned out in large numbers. Ambassador of India to Thailand H.E. Mr. Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi and Mrs.Rupa Bishnoi joined #HoliRangotsavBangkok2018 @SHOWDC in #Bangkok, organized by @vhpthailand. Holi, marks the arrival of spring, being one of the biggest festivals in Asia…

 

Feed the world love, not hatred – Sikh In Thailand have an amazing message

Thai Sikh Langar Seva group began providing free food distribution (Langar) from November 2015. Initially 50 boxes of food were distributed across different areas in Bangkok to people in need. As of 2018 we are doing weekly distributions at 3 different locations:

– Wednesday mornings at Taksin hospital in Klongsan area 10:30am onwards
– Wednesday evenings at Hua Lamphong 8pm onwards
– Sunday mornings 11am onwards in front of Sikh Temple Phahurat road.

The concept of Langar Seva was started 500 years ago by our first Guru who is Guru Nanank Dev ji. Food is to be given to all people regardless of their religion, status, gender and race. Guru ji told us to take 10% out of our income and use it for public service – this is called Daswand.

All the money the Thai Sikh Langar Seva Group gets is from the donations that members of the Sikh community here in Thailand contributes. The core reasons for doing Langar Seva are:

– to feed the needy.
– promote equality.
– build compassion in yourself.

1.) To feed the needy:
This is quite straight forward. If people are in need of food, feed them

2.) Promote equality:
Regardless of your status, religion, gender or race you should sit on the floor together eating the same food using the same type of utensils.

3.) Build compassion:
The more you give the more compassion you will build.

We also help when emergency situations arise – fires, floods, etc.

Guru ji told us to love all humanity equally. We are all together and all the same. We are one.

If you are interested in joining us please do contact us on the number below:

Pawan Singh:
+66970091313

Vaheguru ji ka Khalsa
Vaheguru ji ki Fateh

 

Mega festival, to celebrate 70th Year of Diplomatic Relations between two countries

With Thailand and India celebrating their 70th year of diplomatic Relations, an event-studded Festival of India is being held in Bangkok and other cities, this year.

One of the early events at the Festival, is a dance-drama on 2 September, at Sala Chalermkrung Theatre, in the vibrant Bharatanatyam dance form.

Called ‘ SRI KRISHNA’, it relates to the many myths about the popular Hindu God Krishna. It will be enacted by a 13-member dance team from the Sri Bharatakala Dance Academy, which includes a live orchestra.

There will be a second show at Kanchanaburi, next day, in the Sala 60 Pansa Maharaj Hall.

The Festival of India will see a variety of  Food Festivals from different parts of India, in September and October.

There will be an UTTAR PRADESH FOOD FESTIVAL (the food of cities like Lucknow, Varanasi) at Rembrandt Hotel, which will then travel to Phuket and Krabi.

There will be a NORTH- EAST INDIAN FOOD FESTIVAL (the food of cities like Shillong, Manipur) at Shangri la Hotel.

Lastly, there will be a PUNJABI FOOD FESTIVAL (Punjabi  dishes like tandoori chicken, burra kabab, dhal makhni are globally renowned) at the Maya restaurant in Holiday Inn hotel, Sukhumvit, as well as the Royal Cliff Hotel  in Pattaya.

A Talk and Exhibition on AYURVEDA, based on the famed Indian herbal medicines and massages, which have cured numerous ailments and has its votaries around the world, will be held at the Queen Sirikit Convention Centre on 23-24 September. Many Ayurvedic products, like herbal oils, powders, drinks, will be on sale.

 

One of the special events at the Festival, will be a Language Seminar entitled The Influence of Sanskrit and Pali on South East Asian Languages, with Special Emphasis on Thai, at the Chulalongkorn Varsity. This will be attended by HRH Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn, who is a noted Sanskrit scholar herself. Among the speakers at this Conference, will be her Sanskrit Guru, Prof Satyavrat Shastri.

 

Another unique event, is a Seminar on the ‘ Thai Language in India, and will feature members of the TAI Community in India, who live in the North-Eastern part of the country, like Assam. Their ancestors are said to be from Thailand, and they speak a dialect of Thai called ‘Tai.’

This special Seminar will be held at the Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre, on 18 November. A unique feature of this event, will be the local songs and dances performed by these Tai groups from Assam.

Probably the best-known cultural artiste to perform at the Festival of India in Thailand, is the world-famous violinist, L SUBRAMANIAM, on 4 November, at the Thailand Cultural Centre (Small Hall). This US-based artiste is noted for his mastery of classical Indian, Western, and fusion rhythms, and is hugely popular around the world. This is a rare opportunity for Bangkok’s music-lovers to hear the great Indian violin maestro.

A grand INDIAN ART EXHIBITION, featuring some of the top contemporary Indian artists, will be held at the BACC from 15 September- 1 October.

The Theme of the Exhibition is ‘India at 70’, meaning ‘India at 70 years’ (as India is celebrating its 70th year of Independence,this year)Among the Indian artists whose works will be on display, are top names like  Anajolie Ela Menon, Arpana Caur, Jatin Das, Rameshwar Broota.

A BUDDHIST SCULPTURE EXHIBITION with more than 70 grand images of Buddha, from Thailand and India, would be on display in December, at the National Museum. The Indian sculptures have been loaned by Delhi’s famed National Museum.

A very special event at this year’s Festival of India, is an AEROBATIC DISPLAY by the Indian Air Force’s famed Sarang helicopter team, in November/December (Dates will be notified soon). They will display their wide range of breath-taking aerial antics at an air-space in Pattaya.

Last but not the least, would be a long spate of YOGA and BOLLYWOOD WORKSHOPS with experts, to be held at the Benjasri Park, from November to January. After all, both these Indian exercise routines have proved to be very popular in the city.

All in all, it’s a long and varied Festival, that should further cement the 70th year of friendship between the two neighboring countries that share many historical and cultural ties.

 

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For more info on the Festival of India in Thailand, please check :

http://www.indianembassy.in.th/

 

 

Homage to a Great King

Embassy of India in Thailand, along with the India Thai Chamber of Commerce and the Indian Diaspora

Program Schedule

On Thursday 20 October 2016, at ITCC Convention Hall 2016

 

4.30 pm – 5.00 pm :  Entry and seating,

Diaspora invited to write their full name and sign in the Condolence Book.

 

5.00 pm – 5.30pm        :       Chanting and Prayers by Buddhist Monks

5.30 pm – 5.35 pm        :        Kings Anthem with video

5.35 pm – 5.40 pm          :        Eulogy by H.E. Shri B.S. Bishnoi, Ambassador of India to Thailand.

 

2 Minute Silent prayer

 

Multi Religious Prayers by Indian Diaspora

5.45 pm –  5.50 pm       Geeta Adhyaya Chapter 12 by Pandit Vidyadharji and other Pandits

5.50 pm –  5.55 pm       Ayat from the Holy Quran by Imam Alim Hafiz Abul Hasan Shaduly

5.55 pm –  6.00 pm       Namokar Mantra and Universal Forgiveness Prayer – Thailand Jain Samaj

6.05 pm –  6.10 pm       Prayer & Scripture from the Holy Bible by Pastor Virendra Arora

6.10 pm –  6.20 pm       Shabad/Kirtan by Raagi from Namdhari Sangat

6.25 pm – 6.30 pm        Guri Ki Ardas by Paathi/Raagi From Sri Guru Singh Sabha

6.35pm – 7.00 pm         Announcement of Further Activities,Combined effort by the Indian Diaspora

Conclusion and pay homage…offer flowers.

Big turnout at Bangkok gurdwara in memory of King Bhumibol

Thanin Champi: Sri Guru Singh Sabha Bangkok Vice President – PHOTO GRAB FROM PBS THAI
Thanin Champi: Sri Guru Singh Sabha Bangkok Vice President – PHOTO GRAB FROM PBS THAI

Hundreds of Sikhs gathered at the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Bangkok, the largest gurdwara in the capital city of Thailand, on Sunday (16 Oct 2016), three days after the demise of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The mood was sombre with sadness visible on the faces of Sikhs who attended up for the prayer session called to honour the king.

“We have no words to start because our loving King give us each and every happiness of life to people living in this country,” said the Bangkok Gurdwara Vice President Thanin Champi when interviewed by Thai PBS, a local television station.

“Our beloved King have give respect and equal rights to all religions. Now that our King had left us to the feet of the Guru (Guru day charan), we are gathered here to pray for his soul to rest in peace.”

The television channel ran the news report. See here.

The much revered king reigned for seven decades after ascending the throne in 1946, making him the longest serving monarch in the world. – Input by Pawan Singh

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Sunday prayer at Sri Guru Singh Sabha Bangkok as captured by Thai PBS television station – PHOTO GRAB FROM PBS THAI

 

Source: http://asiasamachar.com/2016/10/19/big-turnout-bangkok-gurdwara-memory-king-bhumibol/

Ganesha Festival 2016 Thailand

Lord Ganesha Festival was celebrated by Thais and Indians alike in Thailand on 10th September in Bangkok and on 11 September in Nakhon Nayok Province. Lord Ganesha is a very popular deity in Thailand and is called Pikanesh.
งานเฉลิมฉลองเทศกาลคเณศจตุรถี จัดร่วมกันโดยชาวไทยและชาวอินเดีย ในประเทศไทย เมื่อวันที่ 10 กันยายน ที่กรุงเทพ และ 11 กันยายน ที่จ.นครนายก
พระเคณศถือได้ว่าเป็นองค์เทพที่เป็นที่เคารพบูชามากที่สุดองค์หนึ่งในประเทศไทย
โดยชาวไทยเรียกว่า พระพิฆเนศ

 

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Mass Participation is Expected at the Largest Gaensha Festival in Thailand

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Vishwa Hindu Parishad Association Thailand and Partners are set to host the Largest Ganesh Festival 2016 events in Bangkok and Nakhorn Nayok at eight locations in Thailand during 5th to 11th Sep 2016. 

The purpose of these events is to celebrate the annual Ganesh Chaturthi (Birthday of Lord Ganesha = Phra Phi Kanesh) festival and promote historical social and cultural relations between India and Thailand. 

This year, the festival activities are also aimed to celebrate the 70th anniversary of His Majesty the King’s accession to the throne and pray for the good health and wellness of the Royal Family and prosperity in Thailand.

The Ganesha Festival @ Bangkok on Saturday, 10th Sep 2016 at National Stadium BTS Station (Near MBK Shopping Mall) is being organized by VHP Association Thailand and partners and supported by Hindu Temples and Associations of Thai & Indian community. It is expected more than 10,000 devotees of Shri Ganesha will join this largest celebration in the heart of Bangkok. Devotees of Ganesha will enjoy variety of activities throughout the day such as Ganehsa Sthapna Pujan, Dahi Handi Celebration, Vegetarian Food and Souvenir Stalls, Ganesha Maha Bhog, We Love Ganesha Painting Competition and the spectacular cultural program to promote local talent in Thailand. 

7th Ganesha Festival @ Nakhorn Nayok on Sunday, 11th Sep 2016 will be jointly organized by VHP Association Thailand and Utthyan Ganesh Temple, Nakhorn Nayok during 5-11 Sep 2016. Visarjan of idols of Shri Ganesha in a ceremonial procession is scheduled on Sunday 11th Sep 2016 from Bangkok to Nakhorn Nayok. Similar to previous years, thousands of devotees will join the Ganesha festival at Nakhorn Nayok and about 1,500 devotees will travel from Bangkok. Visarjan ceremony will be jointly organized by Ganesha festival partners at Nakhorn Nayok. 

Lai Haraoba, a talented female group led by Ms. Devlina Kumar, India will also perform live at above festival location supported by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Embassy of India in Thailand. 

H.E. Shri Bhagwant S. Bishnoi, Ambassdor of India to Thailand will join the Ganesha Festival celebration as Chief Guest of Honor. 

“We believe that this Largest Ganesha festival in Thailand will further develop people-to-people interactions and strengthen socio-economic and cultural relations between India and Thailand. said Susheel Kumar Saraff, President, VHP Association Thailand”.

All are welcome to join the Ganesha’s divine blessings events.

For further information, please contact:

Shri Ganesha Festival Events Secretariat

Call: 081 890 6227

Email: vhp@vhpthailand.org 

Website: www.vhpthailand.org

Thailand Fund for Nalanda University has been established

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From left Joint Secretary (South), Ambassador of Thailand, Secretary East, Chancellor of Nalanda University, and former Foreign Minister of Indonesia.

On 27 August 2016, H.E. Mr. Chalit Manityakul, Ambassador of Thailand to India, attended the laying foundation stone for the construction of the permanent campus and the 1st convocation ceremony of Nalanda University at Rajgir, Bihar. On this occasion, the Thai Ambassador has presented through H.E. Mr. George Yeo, Chancellor of the University, donation from the Thai private sector of approximately USD 27,000 to Nalanda University for establishing the Thailand Fund for Nalanda University. Combined with the earlier Thai private sector’s contribution of USD 5,000 in 2012, the fund is expected to be allocated to be scholarships for the Thai students pursuing MA Programme in the School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions of Nalanda University in the next academic year. This activity ispart of the commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Thailand and India Diplomatic Relations in 2017.

About 500 people attended the convocation ceremony including H.E. Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India, H.E. Mr. Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister of Bihar, H.E. Mr. Ramnath Kovind, the Governor of Bihar, H.E. Mr. George Yeo, the former Foreign Minister of Singapore and current Chancellor of Nalanda University, H.E. Mr. Hassan Wirajuda, former Foreign Minister of Indonesia, Prof. Amartya Sen, Nobel prize laureate and world renowned economist, H.E. Mrs. Preeti Saran, Secretary (East), Ambassador of Japan to India and diplomats from ASEAN countries, China, Japan, Nepal etc.

President Pranab Mukherjee laid the foundation stone and presided over the convocation ceremony. He conferred the chancellors gold medal to two students and handed over Post graduate degrees to students of the first batch of the modern-day Nalanda University, the first ever in 800 years.

During the ceremony, Chancellor George Yeo expressed his appreciation to many parties and organisations which support the revival of this historic University, mentioning also the role of Thailand. He expressed his appreciation to the work and unwavering support of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn who is a member of the University’s International Advisory Panel, and commended Prof. Propod Assavavirulhakarn, the Thai linguist and Buddhism scholar, for his valuable guidance as a member of the Governing Board of Nalanda University.

Buddhism plays an important role in connecting Thailand with India. Historically, the original Nalanda University was a well-known centre of Buddhist learning, and for many Thai pilgrims today, visiting the old site of Nalanda University is a part of their spiritual journey. Thailand is ready to assist the revival of Nalanda University as the world’s leading educational institution. It has already signed the MOU on the Establishment of Nalanda University with India in 2015 and extended USD 100,000 for the Establishment Project. Thailand stands ready to support the School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions in all areas, especially in the fields of academic development and cooperation, student and faculty exchange programmes as well as disseminating information on the School’s education programmes to attract more Thai students.

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Prof. Amartya Sen (middle) and Ambassador of Thailand (right)

 

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Source: http://newdelhi.thaiembassy.org/en/2016/09/thailand-fund-nalanda-university-established/

Royal Thai Embassy, New Delhi
2 September 2016

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