Thai Health Promotion Foundation warns of salty vegetarian meals

The Thai Health Promotion Foundation has warned people participating in the Vegetarian Festival to beware of high salt content.

The foundation and the Less Salt Project conducted a random sampling of vegetarian meals in Yaowarat, Aor Tor Kor Market, and Ying Charoen Market, and found the average sodium content of popular dishes to be above 1,000 milligrams, compared to the recommended amount of no more than 600 milligrams per meal.

People are therefore advised to opt for fresh fruit, soy milk, and grains, while avoiding ready-made meals, soup, fried food, and meals that are high in carbohydrates.

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Reporter : Benjamin Rujopakarn Rewriter : Rodney McNeil National News Bureau & Public Relations : http://thainews.prd.go.th

India Wins Election To UN Human Rights Council

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  • India was elected unopposed to the United Nations’ top human rights body on Friday for a period of three years beginning from January 1, 2019, after getting 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category
  • India’s Ambassador and representative to UN, Syed Akbaruddin‏ tweeted his happiness after the country was inducted into UNHRC

India was elected to the United Nations’ top human rights body on Friday for a period of three years beginning from January 1, 2019, after getting 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category.

 

The 193-member UN General Assembly held elections here for new members to the UN Human Rights Council. The 18 new members were elected by absolute majority through a secret ballot. Countries needed a minimum of 97 votes to get elected to the Council.

India was vying for a seat in the Asia Pacific category. Along with India, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Fiji and Philippines had also staked a claim in the same regional group. Given that there were five nations vying for five seats in the Asia Pacific category, India’s election to the Council was all but certain.

Election of members of the Human Rights Council: India gets 188 votes, Fiji 187, Bangladesh 178, Bahrain 165, Philippines 165. (Asia Pacific group)

India’s Ambassador and representative to UN, Syed Akbaruddin‏ tweeted his happiness after the country was inducted into UNHRC. His Twitter post read, “Voting for a Happy Outcome. Thanks to the support of all our friends @UN , India wins seat to Human Rights Council with highest votes among all candidates.”


On the same day as India was elected into the UNHRC, the country celebrated its 25th anniversary of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). PM Narendra Modi marked the occasion addressing a crowd gathering at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, wherein he said, 

 

“For the last 25 years, the NHRC has been the voice for the common man of the country. It has led the way for the building of the nation by being the voice for the oppressed, poor. Your work towards justice has been recognized by international human rights institutions as well. As proud a matter as it is for India, protection of human rights has always been a part of our culture and traditions.”

The Prime Minister further stated that human rights were at the very focus of the freedom movement in the country, adding that the commitment towards human rights pulled the country out of a great crisis during the 1970’s.

“In that dark period of emergency, even the right to life was stripped; what can you say about rights? But Indians again achieved human rights through their own efforts,” Prime Minister Modi said.

READ: ”Human Rights Are An Indian Tradition” Says PM Narendra Modi

Source: https://www.republicworld.com/india-news/general-news/india-wins-election-to-un-human-rights-council

Altruistic Heart volunteers gather to mark World Soil Day 2018

 

– The Udon Thani Governor and a group of volunteers of the Altruistic Heart: We Love Doing Good campaign, gathered this week to perform good deeds in Non Sa-at District.

Udon Thani Governor Pramote Thanyaphued , said the event is dedicated to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the late father of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

Also attending the occasion were the chief of Non Sa-at District, civil servants, governmental unit heads, police and military officials, state enterprise representatives, village heads, local administrative employees and local residents. Some 350 volunteers cleaned the district office and trimmed the grass and bushes.

They also planted flower beds in front of the district office, tomark World Soil Day 2018 on December 5th. The date is the birthday of the late monarch who contributed enormously to soil development in Thailand and other parts of the world.

The Vice Governor of Udon Thani later visited Ban Huai Mak Lam School, met with residents of Ban Huai Mak Lam village in Chat Trakan District and inspected a royally initiated reservoir in Thom Na Ngam sub-district.

“Altruistic Heart: We Love Doing Good” is a campaign initiated by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn to promote unity among Thai people by encouraging them to do good in the society around them, without asking anything in return.

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Reporter : Nuppol Suvansombut Rewriter : Thammarat Thadaphrom National News Bureau & Public Relations : http://thainews.prd.go.th

 

All invited to attend prayers for Chakri Dynasty on Oct 15

All Thais are invited to attend a prayer session on Monday, October 15th at 6 pm to honor the past monarchs of the Chakri Dynasty and bless His Majesty King Rama the Tenth and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of the Ninth Reign.

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn has graciously granted permission to transfer a revered Buddha image Phra Buddhamanee Ratana Patimakorn to the ceremonial ground where all can pay their respects. The activity is also in line with the vision of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of the Ninth Reign to uphold the religious codes.

His Holiness Somdej Ariya Wongsa Kotayan , the Supreme Patriarch will lead the prayer session with 207 other monks in the ceremony.

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Buddha statue bathing ceremony in Phetchabun attracts 10,000 spectators

More than 10,000 people participated in the annual Phra Buddha Maha Dhamaracha Bathing Ceremony in Phetchabun province on Tuesday.

Petchabun Governor Mr. Suebsak Iamwicharn carried the statue into the Pasak River as part of the bathing rite which took place at Wat ChanamanTemple.

The statue, also known among the local people as Phra Buddha Maha Dhamaracha, was brought to the temple on a traditional barge with a Himavanta animal figurehead specifically designed for this year’s event.

The barge was among 24 others in the procession that traveled along the river from Wat Trai Bhumi Temple before arriving at Wat Chanaman Temple where the bathing ceremony was held. Many people on both embankments came to see the spectacle.

Phetchabun City Mayor Mr. Seksarn Niyompeng said today that the bathing ceremony is one of the biggest events that bring people from all over the country to Phetchabun. Up to 20 million baht is expected to be in circulation throughout the 10 day-event. Hotel bookings also rose by 80%.

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Bill Gates says India shining a light on sanitation

Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said India must now build on the success of Swachh Bharat Mission by using innovations and technology to improve sewage processing capabilities and generate zero…

Congratulating the Indian government for “shining a light on sanitation”, Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), said India now must build on the success of Swachh Bharat Mission by using innovations and technology to improve sewage processing capabilities and generate zero waste.

“The Indian government is to be congratulated for putting a focus on sanitation because the malnutrition rates in India are substantially above what you’d expect, given the strong economic development that India’s had. And that means a lot in terms of kids not developing their full mental and physical capacity,” said Gates.

The number of deaths if children under five years declined to 8,02,000 in 2017 from around one million two years ago. Poor sanitation and unsafe water cause 88% of childhood diarrhoea, which also leads to chronic malnutrition, lowered immunity and frequent and potentially fatal infections, such as pneumonia and tuberculosis.

“The fact that the government’s really shining the light on sanitation, that’s not very common, it’s not a topic people want to talk about very much,” said Gates at the Goalkeepers event in New York that showcased the efforts made to meet the UN’s sustainable development goals and reminded the world that while progress was happening, it was not inevitable.

Congratulating the Indian government for “shining a light on sanitation”, Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), said India now must build on the success of Swachh Bharat Mission by using innovations and technology to improve sewage processing capabilities and generate zero waste.

“The Indian government is to be congratulated for putting a focus on sanitation because the malnutrition rates in India are substantially above what you’d expect, given the strong economic development that India’s had. And that means a lot in terms of kids not developing their full mental and physical capacity,” said Gates.

The number of deaths if children under five years declined to 8,02,000 in 2017 from around one million two years ago. Poor sanitation and unsafe water cause 88% of childhood diarrhoea, which also leads to chronic malnutrition, lowered immunity and frequent and potentially fatal infections, such as pneumonia and tuberculosis.

Since its launch on October 2, 2014, more than 86.6 million toilets have been built in India, with 513 districts and 25 states being declared open defecation free. The next step is using innovative new technologies for efficient sewage processing and management.

India needs new approaches to sanitation that include processing the millions of tonnes of faecal sludge generated and collected from pit latrines and septic tanks, which is discharged untreated into the environment.

“In urban areas, simply digging a pit doesn’t work and you don’t want to dump it into the river, you want to run it through processing. So, through partners, particularly in India and China, we now have much better processing equipment,” said Gates.

The BMGF’s Reinvent the Toilet challenge in India offered grants to innovative and financially-profitable sanitation systems with efficient biodegradation and faecal waste management. “We are seeing more capital investment in that processing capability, we’re seeing an embrace of the new technologies to help out,” he said.

These next gen toilets have to be affordable, self contained (off sewage lines), designed to destroy disease-causing pathogens, and, above all, be easy to use and maintain so people want to use them.

“In the long run, what we’d like is a toilet that essentially burns the waste without generating a big waste stream, but that’s in the five to ten-year time frame. In the meantime, we have to help all cities plan and make sure the sanitation is being taken care of,” he said.

In sum, India is on track to meet its sanitation goals, said Gates. “And so, given that this is long lead time in terms of the capital investment and the processes, I feel good about the progress that’s been made,” he said.

10 Places in Thailand to join and enjoy the ongoing 2018 Chinese Vegetarian Festival:

#1 Bangkok Vegetarian Festival
Location : Yaowarat Road
When : October 8 – 17 , 2018

#2 Trang Vegetarian Festival
Location : Trang Municipality
When : October 8 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 75 – 218 – 017

#3 Hat Yai Vegetarian Festival
Location : Tong Sia Siang Teung Foundation
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 74 – 350 – 955

#4 Phang Nga Vegetarian Festival
Location : Phang Nga Municipality
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 76 – 411 – 780

#5 Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Location : Jui Tui Shrine and Chinese Shrines in Phuket
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 76 – 213 – 243

#6 Krabi Vegetarian Festival
Location : Krabi Provincial Administrative Organization and Chinese Shrines in Krabi
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 75 – 600 – 280

#7 Ranong Vegetarian Festival
Location : Ranong Municipality and Chinese Shrines in Ranong
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 77 – 811 – 422

#8 Samut Sakhon Vegetarian Festival
Location : Samut Sakhon Municipality
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 34 – 411 – 208, +66 34 – 413 – 853

#9 Pattaya Vegetarian Festival
Location : Sawang Boriboon Foundation
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : + 66 38 – 222 – 474

#10 Chiang Rai Vegetarian Festival
Location : Chiang Rai Foundation
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 53 – 711 – 016

10 Places in Thailand to join and enjoy the ongoing 2018 Chinese Vegetarian Festival:

#1 Bangkok Vegetarian Festival
Location : Yaowarat Road
When : October 8 – 17 , 2018

#2 Trang Vegetarian Festival
Location : Trang Municipality
When : October 8 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 75 – 218 – 017

#3 Hat Yai Vegetarian Festival
Location : Tong Sia Siang Teung Foundation
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 74 – 350 – 955

#4 Phang Nga Vegetarian Festival
Location : Phang Nga Municipality
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 76 – 411 – 780

#5 Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Location : Jui Tui Shrine and Chinese Shrines in Phuket
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 76 – 213 – 243

#6 Krabi Vegetarian Festival
Location : Krabi Provincial Administrative Organization and Chinese Shrines in Krabi
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 75 – 600 – 280

#7 Ranong Vegetarian Festival
Location : Ranong Municipality and Chinese Shrines in Ranong
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 77 – 811 – 422

#8 Samut Sakhon Vegetarian Festival
Location : Samut Sakhon Municipality
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 34 – 411 – 208, +66 34 – 413 – 853

#9 Pattaya Vegetarian Festival
Location : Sawang Boriboon Foundation
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : + 66 38 – 222 – 474

#10 Chiang Rai Vegetarian Festival
Location : Chiang Rai Foundation
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 53 – 711 – 016

10 Places in Thailand to join and enjoy the ongoing 2018 Chinese Vegetarian Festival:

#1 Bangkok Vegetarian Festival
Location : Yaowarat Road
When : October 8 – 17 , 2018

#2 Trang Vegetarian Festival
Location : Trang Municipality
When : October 8 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 75 – 218 – 017

#3 Hat Yai Vegetarian Festival
Location : Tong Sia Siang Teung Foundation
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 74 – 350 – 955

#4 Phang Nga Vegetarian Festival
Location : Phang Nga Municipality
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 76 – 411 – 780

#5 Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Location : Jui Tui Shrine and Chinese Shrines in Phuket
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 76 – 213 – 243

#6 Krabi Vegetarian Festival
Location : Krabi Provincial Administrative Organization and Chinese Shrines in Krabi
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 75 – 600 – 280

#7 Ranong Vegetarian Festival
Location : Ranong Municipality and Chinese Shrines in Ranong
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 77 – 811 – 422

#8 Samut Sakhon Vegetarian Festival
Location : Samut Sakhon Municipality
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 34 – 411 – 208, +66 34 – 413 – 853

#9 Pattaya Vegetarian Festival
Location : Sawang Boriboon Foundation
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : + 66 38 – 222 – 474

#10 Chiang Rai Vegetarian Festival
Location : Chiang Rai Foundation
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 53 – 711 – 016

10 Places in Thailand to join and enjoy the ongoing 2018 Chinese Vegetarian Festival:

#1 Bangkok Vegetarian Festival
Location : Yaowarat Road
When : October 8 – 17 , 2018

#2 Trang Vegetarian Festival
Location : Trang Municipality
When : October 8 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 75 – 218 – 017

#3 Hat Yai Vegetarian Festival
Location : Tong Sia Siang Teung Foundation
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 74 – 350 – 955

#4 Phang Nga Vegetarian Festival
Location : Phang Nga Municipality
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 76 – 411 – 780

#5 Phuket Vegetarian Festival
Location : Jui Tui Shrine and Chinese Shrines in Phuket
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 76 – 213 – 243

#6 Krabi Vegetarian Festival
Location : Krabi Provincial Administrative Organization and Chinese Shrines in Krabi
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 75 – 600 – 280

#7 Ranong Vegetarian Festival
Location : Ranong Municipality and Chinese Shrines in Ranong
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 77 – 811 – 422

#8 Samut Sakhon Vegetarian Festival
Location : Samut Sakhon Municipality
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 34 – 411 – 208, +66 34 – 413 – 853

#9 Pattaya Vegetarian Festival
Location : Sawang Boriboon Foundation
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : + 66 38 – 222 – 474

#10 Chiang Rai Vegetarian Festival
Location : Chiang Rai Foundation
When : October 9 – 17 , 2018
Tel : +66 53 – 711 – 016

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