Princess Sirindhorn Attends the 5th Anniversary Celebration and Picture Exhibition on Achievements of Confucius Institute at Chulalongkorn University

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Chulalongkorn University [Time]    2012-03-28 13:56:47 
 


Princess Sirindhorn at the Exhibition

Bangkok, March 26th, 2012 - The Confucius Institute at Chulalongkorn University launched its fifth Anniversary Celebration and Picture Exhibition to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Institute, to boost the promotion of Chinese language, the development of Confucius Institutes in Thailand and to enhance friendship between China and Thailand as well as the development of their cultural exchange.


Princess Sirindhorn at the Exhibition

At 9:45 a.m., Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn arrived at 205 Academic Report Hall, Chulalongkorn Building accompanied by Prof. Pirom Kamolratanakul, MD, President of Chulalongkorn University, Prof. Khunying Suchada Kiranandana, Chair of Chulalongkorn University Council, M.R. Kalaya Tingsabadh, Vice President of Chulalongkorn University, Dr. Propod Assavavirulhakarn, Director of College of Literature at Chulalongkorn University and Thai Director of the Confucius Institute at Chulalongkorn University. Mr. Guan Mu, Chinese Ambassador to Thailand, Pang Li, Hanban’s representative to Thailand, Qiu Ning, First Secretary of Chinese Embassy and Professor Fu Zengyou, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at Chulalongkorn University welcomed them at the gate of the Report Hall. A total of 40 guests from the Confucius Institute at Chulalongkorn University, Confucius Institutes/Classrooms in Bangkok and the College of Literature at Chulalongkorn University attended the celebration.

Pirom Kamolratanakul, President of Chulalongkorn University and Ambassador Guan Mu delivered speeches one after another. They spoke highly of the Confucius Institute at Chulalongkorn University for its great achievements made in promoting Chinese language during the last five years and its outstanding contributions to cultural exchange and friendship between China and Thailand. They expressed wishes that the Institute may improve with each passing day in order to make brilliant achievements. Afterwards, Princess Sirindhorn visited the Picture and Artifact Exhibition on Achievements of the Confucius Institute at Chulalongkorn University, accompanied by Ambassador Guan Mu and Director Fu Zengyou. Nearly 80 pictures and a great number of objects exhibited at the Picture Exhibition served as demonstration of the major achievements made by the Institute along with its prominent events of the previous 5 years. Princess Sirindhorn praised the Institute for its achievements highly. She said, “I wrote the inscription ‘shouldering heavy responsibilities’ five years ago. Now I still hope that Confucius Institute at Chulalongkorn University will continue in its persistent efforts to be in a state of constant development.” At the closing of the Picture Exhibition, Ph.D. Suree Choonharuangdej, Thai Deputy Director of Confucius Institute at Chulalongkorn University and Director Fu Zengyou presented Princess Sirindhorn a brief on work undertaken by Confucius Institute at Chulalongkorn University during the past five years as well as a Chinese and Thai version of the 7th issue of the Confucius Institute journal as gifts. Members from Hanban Representative Office and representatives from Confucius Institutes/Classrooms in Bangkok also presented gifts to Princess Sirindhorn.


Director Fu Zengyou of Confucius Institute at Chulalongkorn University presenting gifts to Princess Sirindhorn

The Confucius Institute at Chulalongkorn University was founded on March 26th, 2007 upon Princess Sirindhorn’s initiative and through joint efforts between Peking University and Chulalongkorn University, two higher education institutions of China and Thailand. Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn unveiled plaque and wrote an inscription for the Confucius Institute in person.