ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
India, Thailand share common culture, says Her Royal Excellency of Thailand
Mom Luang Rajadarasri Jayankura
Press Trust of India | Nagpur February 16, 2015 & AseanAffairs media, Bangkok 22 Feb 2015
Her Royal Excellency Mom Luang Rajadarasri Jayankura of Thailand pays obeisance at the Deekshabhoomi temple in Nagpur, on Feb 15, 2015. (Photo: IANS)
India's cabinet minister Nitin Gadkari meeting AseanAffairs Chairwoman Her Royal Excellency Mom Luang Rajadarasri Jayankura in Nagpur, India on 16 Feb 2015
To further improve relations between India and Thailand, there was a need to enhance the visits of Buddhists scholars, monks and other spiritual leaders between the two countries, Her Royal Excellency Mom Luang Rajadarasri Jayankura of Thailand, Chairwoman of AseanAffairs media said in Nagpur, India on 16 Feb 2015.
"India and Thailand share common culture and tradition and Buddhism travelled to Thailand thousands of years back and is now flourishing. If we enhance our exchanges of Buddhist scholars and monks and other religious and spiritual leaders on a permanent basis, it would help in better understanding between the two countries," she said.
Her Royal Excellency, who was on a visit to the city, said the teachings of Buddha are strictly followed in Thailand and hence she felt at home in Nagpur, where Babasaheb Ambedkar had embraced Buddhism in 1957.
She visited many religious places and Buddha vihars in and around the city and expressed interest in the upcoming Buddhist theme park.
India’s cabinet minister for Transport, Mr Nitin Gadkari had a meeting with Her Royal Excellency.
She is supporting the promotion of the new movie on the life of Gautam Buddha which stars bollywood actor Gagan Malik.
She also said that she wanted to be part of the project and assured that she would provide some funding. Her Royal Excellency said that she would help promote Buddhist_schools in India as education played a key role in development of any society. She also emphasized on encouraging bilateral cultural exchange among Buddhist people in Thailand and India.
Aman Kamble, Chairman and Managing Director of Awaaz India Tv, welcomed Her Royal Excellency Mom Luang Rajadarasri Jayankura. And prominent dignitaries present were Sadanand Fulzele, Panjabrao Wankhada, Additional Collector, Dr Sunil Talwar, Nitin Gajbhiye, Pritam Bulkunde among others.
Major newspapers in English as well as Hindi and local languages covered Her Royal Excellency’s trip to Nagpur and India. Some of the clippings are reproduced below.
Her Royal Excellency Mom Luang Rajadarasri Jayankura
She is the Great-Great-Granddaughter of His Majesty, King Rama IV of Thailand.
She is a well-known and highly respected philanthropist, business woman in Thailand and in the world. She is the Chairwoman of AseanAffairs media (The Voice of SE Asia). I.B.B. (India Business Bridge) is the Indian Organisation that is being built by AseanAffairs India Pvt Ltd. across 30 states of India to connect them to the C.I.A. (China India Asean) region and the world to ride the $Trillion Trade Tide.
Mom Luang Rajadarasri Jayankura CV
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