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Thai Princess At East-West Center For Dedication

By Diane Ako

MANOA (KHNL) -- A Manoa think tank received a royal visitor this morning. The Princess of Thailand was at the East-West Center for the dedication of a special pavilion.

The Royal Thai dancers perform a classic dance, inspired by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, who was the guest of honor Saturday morning when the East-West Center dedicated this recently reconstructed royal sala or pavilion, originally gifted by her father, the King.

"It was his majesty the King's wish to build a sala here in Hawaii at the East-West Center as a symbol of universal hospitality and brotherhood of mankind," said the Princess.

"The Royal Sala Thai is an inspiration in many ways," added East-West Center President Charles E. Morrison.  "It inspires great thoughts. It inspires lasting friendships. I am told it has even inspired some marriages."

Halau i ka Wekiu performed a dance in honor of the event. The Princess said, "I hope that sharing arts with you here today will bring us closer to one another. To me art is the vehicle that brings people together, to perceive aesthetic ideas and feelings expressed through different senses."

Sharing arts and cultures: That's the goal of the East-West Center, to strengthen relations between Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. Morrison continued, "To better appreciate our common and universal interests and values, as members of a community of mankind."

The Thai dancers are performing again Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at the East-West Center, but tickets are sold out.

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