On Sunday, August 31, 2014, Ruamrudee International School celebrated the arrival of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and HRH Princess Soamsawali for a three generational private birthday concert in honor of Ajarn Manrat Srikaranonda and Mrs. Laorwan Srikaranonda. To be selected to host both the family concert and to be graced by the attendance of HRH Princesses Sirindhorn and HRH Soamsawali was indeed an honor and a privilege that will be remembered by all present.
The evening of family performances of music, song and dance included performances by Ajarn Manrat Srikaranda, former music teacher to HRH Princess Sirindhorn, as well as performances by his daughter, his son-in-law and by two of his granddaughters, one a Ruamrudee International School student. To the delight of the audience, the concert highlight was surely the unexpected singing performance by HRH Princess Sirindhorn herself.
Integral to this special celebration were the charitable donations in support of the Father Ray Foundation. (http:// www.fr-ray.org/donate)The evening raised over 700,000 baht of a 1 million baht goal to help the lives of those less fortunate.
We wish to express our gratitude to HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, HRH Princess Soamsawali, Ajarn Manrat Srikaranonda, and Mrs. Laorwan Srikaranonda for this milestone in our history and for a memory that will be long lived by all in attendance. Our RIS family wishes them many blessed years of health and happiness.
Fr. John Yuthana Sriprapha, C.Ss.R.