The National Day of the Kingdom of Thailand’s Reception at Leela Palace


Venue of the National Day of the Kingdom of Thailand’s Reception at Leela Palace

To celebrate the National Day of the Kingdom of Thailand on 5th December, the Royal Thai Embassy hosted a reception for 350 members of the diplomatic corps and Indian dignitaries at Leela Palace, New Delhi on 1 December 2017.


H.E. Mr. Chutintorn Gongsakdi, Ambassador of Thailand and spouse welcome H.E. Mr. Frank Hans Dannenberg Castellanos, Ambassador of Dominican Republic to India, and Dean of Indian Diplomatic Corps

H.E. Mr. Chutintorn Gongsakdi, Ambassador of Thailand and spouse welcome H.E. Mr. Kenneth I. Juster, Ambassador of the United States of America to India

H.E. Mr. Chutintorn Gongsakdi, Ambassador of Thailand and spouse welcome H.E. Mr. Luo Zhaohui, Ambassador of China to India

The 5th December of every year has been celebrated as the Thailand’s National day and Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej for many decades. Although His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away on 13th October 2016, by Royal Command of His Majesty Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, the current King of Thailand, the Royal Thai Government and the Thai nation will continue to recognize and observe the date of 5th December as the National Day of the Kingdom of Thailand, the Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and Father’s Day.


Exhibition in Honour of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Guests attending the Thai National Day reception also viewed an exhibition in honour of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, which included His Majesty’s biography and awards received from international organizations, His Majesty’s development projects and his visits to foreign countries.


H.E. Mr. Chutintorn Gongsakdi, Ambassador of Thailand, welcomes Smt. Anupriya Patel, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Chief Guest for Thai National Day’s Reception

This year, Smt. Anupriya Patel, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare was the Chief Guest. After playing the National Anthem of India and the Royal Anthem of Thailand, the Thai Ambassador invited all dignitaries to join in a toast for His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and also best wishes for the President and Prime Minister of India.


All Guests while playing the National Anthem of India and the Royal Anthem of Thailand


H.E. Mr. Chutintorn Gongsakdi, Ambassador of Thailand gives a toast

Head of Missions and representatives from Embassies of ASEAN Members States

This year’s ceremony was also special because the Royal Thai Embassy brought a beautiful Thai cultural performance troupe from Thailand. The first show called Berkrong Ram Praleng is a traditional dance that can be traced back to the Royal Court of Ayudhya, more than 300 years ago.


Berkrong Ram Praleng, a traditional dance that can be traced back to the Royal Court of Ayudhya, more than 300 years ago

The second show is based on a story from the Thai version of Ramayana when Hanuman tried to capture Supannamatcha, whom is a mermaid and a daughter of Ravana.


A dance based on a story from the Thai version of Ramayana when Hanuman tried to capture Supannamatcha, whom is a mermaid and a daughter of Ravana


Smt. Anupriya Patel, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, interact with Supannamatcha


H.E. Mr. Chutintorn Gongsakdi, Ambassador of Thailand, take photo with Thai Officials and their Families 

The Royal Thai Embassy in New Delhi
5 December 2017