BANGKOK: Educational leaders and diplomats from around the world this week joined Kasetsart University in celebration of the premier Thai agriculture university’s 75th Anniversary. The occasion was marked by an educational leadership focused “President’s Forum”, which coincided with Thailand’s annual National Agriculture Fair, popularly known as the “Kaset Fair”. (Scroll down for full gallery.)
The forum was held on February 2 at the Sutham Areekul Hall in the Golden Jubilee Administration and Information Center, of the university’s Bangkok campus.
It was attended by some 700 hundred distinguished guests, including diplomats, academicians, members of the media and representatives from related educational and agricultural organizations.
Organized under the theme “Higher Education in Times of Change”, to reinforce the institution’s mission to “Provide Knowledge of the Land for the Wellbeing of the Nation”, the forum facilitated fruitful discussions on the role of education in today’s rapidly changing society; adapting to global development and change; and the dynamics of sustainable research and development.
The forum coincided with the National Agricultural Fair, an agriculture-focused, festive event which launched this year on January 26, and is set to conclude tomorrow night (February 3).
Co-organized annually by Kasetsart University and the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, the Kaset Fair is set up on the university’s city campus’ main thoroughfares, which have been closed off to vehicle traffic to accommodate the campus-wide street exhibition.
The fair features 13 merchant zones, in which entrepreneurs from around the country display and pitch various wares and products, including agricultural goods, equipment, machinery, plants, livestock, pets, food and other miscellaneous consumer bargains.
Special exhibition zones have also been set up to showcase prized works contending in a number of contests, pageants and competitions, including for Thai fisheries kindergarten artwork, beautiful aquariums, Siam Fighting Fish, fruits, vegetables, culinary works and food products.
Exhibitions have also been designated to showcase works from all 22 Departments under the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, covering developments and breakthroughs in farming innovation, technology, fisheries, livestock, irrigation, land reform, agricultural economics, agronomy, dairy, livestock, agricultural economics and weather modification (rainmaking), to name a few.
Moreover, there were a number of skills trade training sessions and workshops on building, handicrafts, arts, and food production.
The fair opens from 10am to 10pm, Visitors planning to check out the fair should be advised that parking throughout the university campus is greatly limited, and traffic will be especially congested around the university from midday until the fair closes.
For more details (in Thai language) including a map of the exhibition space, click here.