The Satirakoses-Nagapradipa Foundation was registered as a philanthropic legal entity in 1968-thirty years ago. Its main objectives were and still are to promote art, culture and environmental balance through education. In order to achieve these goals we have created a number of nuclei or seed organizations like the Thai Inter-Religious Commission for Development so that the ecumenical endeavor could take place among Buddhists, Christians. Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs etc. Within Siam and abroad these organizations have reached out to the grassroots, combining a desire for social justice and a recognition of the key role that local wisdom plays in attaining this goal for the benefit of individuals and communities. Over these years Siam. has seen what kind of results arise from a purely economic and technological based scheme for “human improvement”

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