Celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Queen Sri Savarindira, Queen Grandmother of Thailand (1862-1955): shows and exhibition

When, local time: 
Monday, 5 November 2012 - 10:00am to Tuesday, 6 November 2012 - 9:00pm
Where: 
Paris
Type of Event: 
Show
Contact: 
01 45 68 31 23, dl.thailand@unesco-delegations.org
The Queen Grandmother continues to be revered to this day in Thailand for her foresight in many fields of development and humanitarian assistance. <br/>Her enduring concern for and personal patronage of medical and educational services for the welfare of the people, particularly the rural poor, has in many ways set the path for the benevolent actions of the present-day King and other members of Thailand’s royal family. Of particular note was her role in founding the country’s Red Cross Society. On an international level, she helped to enhance the country’s diplomatic relations.<br /><br />Two cultural events and an exhibition on the life and the commitment of this Grandmother will mark the tribute organised at UNESCO House:<br /><br />Traditional danses and music show<br />-----------------------------------------------------------------<br />Room I, 7 p.m.<br />By invitation, limited seating capacity<br />01 45 68 31 23, dl.thailand@unesco-delegations.org<br />-----------------------------------------------------------------<br /><br />Exhibition<br />-----------------------------------------------------------------<br />Free entrance<br />-----------------------------------------------------------------<br />