SAI JAI THAI For the
Protectors of the Thai Nation
Their Majesties the King and the Queen once remarked
that those who are discharging their duties to defend the country in poor
and remote border areas, including civilians, policemen, and soldiers,
have devoted their happiness and comfort to the ever-present danger posed
by those who seek to destroy our national independence. They are sometimes
killed or wounded and disabled. It is these fellows that city people are
all indebted to and whose great sacrifice deserves a place in their hearts.
A nation is compared to a big family, in which
countrymen should live in unity with one another and demonstrate mutual
love and compassion. Thus, while our brethren are bravely discharging their
duties, which cause them misery and suffering, should we not have sympathy
for them and share their suffering by giving them some help?
Therefore, on the occasion of the Birthday Anniversary
of H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the then Princess Sirindhorn,
on 2 April 1975, she responded to their Majesties the King and Queen remark
by offering to help, with her personal funds, the civilians, policemen
and soldiers wounded while fighting to protect the country. Her Majesty
the Queen then graciously allowed this sum, together with her personal
funds, to be used to set up the Sai Jai Thai Foundation. The Queen then
invited all charitable people to follow in her footsteps with a view to
uniting the whole nation in a concentrated effort to promote the peace
and happiness of all the Thai people.
His Majesty the King graciously appointed H.R.H.
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhon to be chairman of the Sai Jai Thai Foundation
and has graciously accepted The Foundation under the royal patronage ever