Around Town

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn graciously attended the international academic workshop on engineering for rehabilitating technology, called, iCREATe 2010 held in Shanghai, China, on July 22. Thai students were selected and represented to take part in the contest for the “Student Design Challenge” at the international level event, then, they won the first prize in the contest on inventions for disabled people. Thai students won first prize for inventing a translation program from Thai to sign language. This program is developed by Natdanai Hormkong, and Natnathee Maneerat, and were assisted by the advisory team of the Computer Engineering Department of Chiang Mai University.

Inaugurating Sangdee Gallery’s new Karaoke night, popular local singer Book Kitavadhana (left) joined in song and celebrated his birthday with Kalmapijit, center and Po Garden at Sangdee Galleryon Sirimangkalajarn soi 5 Tuesday, July 27.

AIS staff recently joined in merit-making for the ‘Rak Imboon Oonjai’ campaign to make dreams come true in the Northern provinces on the holy and important public holiday of Asarnha Bucha and Buddhist Lent days. They organized the day activities at Wat Phrao in Chiang Mai, Wat Salachai in Lampang, Wat Nakhon Swan in Nakhon Sawan, Wat Phra Sri Rattanamahathart Worramahaviharn and Wat Ratchabura in Phitsanulok, where they provided sets of candles and lamps to people so that they could present them to the wats. The staff also helped clean the grounds of each of the Wats on the day before.

Wrangler has invited Thai people to do good deeds in honor of His Majesty the King, under a social project called “Wrangler Gives a Life” by launching its campaign for donating blood to the Thai Red Cross until October, this year. On July 23, the “Fixed Gear” bicycle parade of pretty girls travelled Chiang Mai City roads to invite the public to donate blood at Robinson, Chiang Mai on July 24. The ceremony for the donation was opened by Sunetra Nimanant, President of the Provincial Red Cross, Chiang Mai Chapter. Pictured here, she was accompanied by Wisit Paranapiti, Manager of Wrangler, Suriya Tancharoen, Manager of Robinson, Chiang Mai, Orachorn Chantwiwattana, Manager of Central Airport and Pornthep Arthakitpaisal of Central Airport, Chiang Mai.

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