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First Aid Kits for hill tribe families

New Knight in Chiang Mai

NIS student selected to represent Thailand in Maths Olympiad

CMU students win prize in New Business Plan competition

First Aid Kits for hill tribe families

Duenswang Suwaphrom

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai has assisted ‘The Mobile Medical Unit’ of the 5th Special Regiment force to provide relief provisions and medical care to remote hill tribe areas.

Management and staff joined the 5th special force regiment to support the anti drug program in Tambol Muang na Chiang Doa provinces by hosting lunch for all participants and approximately 400 children.

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai donated 17 sets of first aid kits to 17 villages in the area and sports equipment for nine local schools who took part in the day event in the district.

The goods and items were donated to the 5th special force regiment for further distribution to underprivileged hill tribe families.

Andrew Harrison, GM of Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai personally helped to host lunch for 400 children.

A group photo in one of the hill tribe villages.

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai donated 17 sets of first aids kits to the heads of 17 villages in the area.

New Knight in Chiang Mai

Sandy Clark

It is always an honor to receive a medal in your country but to receive a medal from another country is an even greater achievement and honor.

The new knight, Dr. Supavat Poovakul and his wife Piyanart, after having received his medal of honor.

Last weekend the Finish Ambassador, H.E. Lars Backstrom and Madame Brigitta Backstrom came to Chiang Mai and presented Dr. Supavat Poovakul with a Knighthood, First Class of the Order of the Lion of Finland.

The Order of the Lion of Finland, goes back to the World War II, and is presented for various types of merit.

Dr. Supavat, a Past District Governor of Rotary International, and the acting Honorary Consul of Finland in Chiang Mai, was visibly moved when he was knighted by the Ambassador, for his many distinguished services.

The Honorary Consulate of Finland in Chiang Mai is situated at Ratanapon Stationery Store, 104-112 Tapae Road, Muang District.

NIS student selected to represent Thailand in Maths Olympiad

Jon van Housen

Saran Ahuja, representing Nakorn Payap International School (NIS) in Chiang Mai, has been selected as one of the final six members of Thailand’s national team that will compete in the International Mathematics Olympiad in Mexico this July.

Saran Ahuja (in white shirt) with NIS manager Kritshya Yimprasert (next on right) and board members of the Institute for the Promotion of Science and Technology, which organizes Thailand’s Mathematics Olympiad.

HRH Princess Galayani Vadhana, sister of HRH King Bhumibol Adulyadej, presented Saran with an award at a ceremony in Bangkok that also ensures a 10 year scholarship to university. The scholarship includes all school and living costs until he receives his Ph.D.

He has been accepted and will attend Brown University in Rhode Island, U.S., an Ivy League school.

“I am very honored to represent my country in the international competition,” he said. “I also want to thank all the teachers who taught me along the way.”

Saran said he wants to return to Thailand after completing his doctorate in mathematics. “I want to teach at a university in Thailand and give something back if I can,” he said.

Saran credited NIS Principal John Allen with helping guide him through the complex application process for Ivy League schools and long-time NIS mathematics teacher Navinder Ahuja - who also happens to be his mother - for helping in his success.

“Needless to say, we’re very proud of Saran,” John Allen said. “To be in the final six out of 10,000 initial applicants in any endeavor is quite an achievement. To do it in math means he is among the most elite mathematics students for his age (18 years) in the world.”

Last year 486 contestants from 83 countries participated in the International Mathematics Olympiad.

CMU students win prize in New Business Plan competition

Staff reporters

Executive-MBA 5 Master degree students of Faculty of Business Administration, Chiang Mai University, won second prize in the “National New Business Plan” or “Moot Biz” competition, specializing on a Business Plan for producing and selling mangosteen skin disinfectant and wound healing agents.

Pusadee Choomduang, Mithana Saritnam, Prapart Tantipanpipat and Yothin Anuchitanukul, first year students at CMU, accompanied by Assoc. Prof. Sirikiart Ratchusanti, attended the competition at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Hall in Bangkok. They called themselves the Master Mind team, presenting the business plan of Master Mind Co., Ltd., producing and selecting mangosteen skin disinfectants and wound healing distributors, winning the second prize of 50,000 baht.