BANGKOK – Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over the opening of the annual Thai Red Cross Fair 2019 on Friday (Nov 15).
At 5:16 p.m., Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindhorn proceeded to Lumpini Park in Pathum Wan district, Bangkok, to preside over the opening of the Thai Red Cross Fair 2019. The event, being held from November 15 to 24, is organized by the Thai Red Cross Society together with the public and private sectors. This year, the fair is being held to honor His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua. The proceeds will go to fund activities of the Thai Red Cross Society and support the lives of vulnerable people.
On this occasion, Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindhorn presented honorary certificates to winners of various competitions organized by the Thai Red Cross Society, including outstanding sons and daughters, the healthy elderly and sponsors of the event.
Her Royal Highness then observed a ballet performance accompanied by classical music and special water effects. The Princess also observed a parade of electric vehicles decorated with flowers. The show is running from November 15 to 17.
The Princess also proceeded to a venue where people sign their names and send their best wishes to His Majesty the King via a touch-screen system.
The Princess later visited different booths at the fair. The event features more than 200 shops, such as the Altruistic Heart 904 shop selling handicrafts products, Thai desserts and herbal drinks; the Upanayika shop selling preserved vegetables and royal perfume; and other shops sponsored by the Thai Red Cross Society selling silk, traditional food, organic vegetables, cakes and coffee.
The Chaipattana Foundation, the Royal Chitralada Project, the Friends in Need (of “PA”) Volunteers Foundation, Khemasiri Memorial School, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and the Royal Thai Armed Forces have all set up booths at the Thai Red Cross Fair 2019. Visitors can enjoy a variety of games, such as lucky draws and charity raffles.
People can download the Thai Red Cross Fair 2019 mobile application, which contains a map for navigation and information on different vendors at the fair. They are invited to use reusable bags and travel by public transportation, as the event aims to be the first environmental-friendly charitable fair in Thailand.
The fair is to run for 10 days, from November 15 to 24, between 10:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. Admission is free.