The Sathirakoses-Nagapradipa Foundation is very proud that for the past 40 years, we have worked modestly to promote peace and justice as well as supporting artists and intellectuals who could exist with dignity — not to be commercialized or kowtowed to the status quo. We have also suggested to the government to recognize worthy citizens in the field of education, science and culture so that the government could propose their names to UNESCO so that their names would be admired internationally.

The first name our Foundation proposed and was recognized by UNESCO was Phya Anumarn Rajadhon (Yong Sathirakoses). That was in 1988. In fact, it was due to him that our Foundation came into existence.

The second name our Foundation proposed and was recognized by UNESCO in 2000 was Pridi Banomyong, Father of Thai Democracy and Liberator of the country during the Second World War. Unfortunately, Pridi had many enemies in the dictatorial and feudal regime of Siam, despite the fact that the country was declared to be democratic. His name was pushed out at UNESCO in Paris. However, the demonic forces failed and we had a big celebration for his centenary, nationally—in many localities and universities — as well as internationally.

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