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   SET News 17/2017

        March 14, 2017

SET celebrates 10th anniversary of social development awards

BANGKOK, March 14, 2017- The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET)'s endeavor to 
honor and encourage philanthropic actions of individuals and organizations
becomes fruitful once again this year at the annual SET-sponsored awards
presentation in seven areas to 11 philanthropists who have contributed to

Over the past 10 years, SET in partnership with seven social organizations, has 
recognized 78 philanthropists who have contributed to society through 42 social
development projects that have nurtured seven fields of Thailand's development,
benefitting over a million Thais as a result.

SET President Kesara Manchusree stated that driven by the vision "To Make the 
Capital Market 'Work' for Everyone", SET promotes and supports both investors
and businesses to have access to and gain benefit from the Thai capital market,
while enhancing a sustainable society through the activities of the SET
Foundation. This year, SET would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2016
SET social development awards along with the seven social organizations that
have contributed tremendously to the Thai society through many facets of social
development projects. These awards should be motivation for them to continue
their good deeds and cultivate more good people in the Thai society. "

"The social development project has been a key SET undertaking since its 
inception 10 years ago in 2007. Over the past 10 years, 78 individuals in seven
spheres of society have received awards, bringing benefits to millions of
Thais," Kesara added.
Following are the 11 recipients of the 2016 SET social development awards in 
seven different areas.

1. The library development award as selected by The Thai Library Association has
been granted to: The Professor Doctor Kaw Swasdipanich Reading Promotion
Foundation for encouraging the correct use of the Thai language; 2) Doungta
Jittakarn, a kindergarten teacher at Klong Thom School, Krabi province in the
southern part of Thailand, who has sacrificed her energy, time and personal
money to promote reading in her school and community, while establishing a
librarian youth team that has received a royal award.

2. The education development award recipient as selected by the Professor 
Sangvien Indaravijaya Foundation has been presented to Professor Dr. Krisana
Kraisintu, Honorary Dean of the Faculty of Oriental Medicines, Rangsit
University, a Thai pharmacist who has researched and produced an AIDS treatment
medicine, the "first" in developing countries.

3. The rural development award as selected by the Population and Community 
Development Association (PDA) has been granted to The Community Enterprise,
Agricultural Demonstration Center, Tha Sao Sub District Community Shop,
Kanchanaburi province for its agricultural products distribution center, which
has a strong community management system, cultivating the concept of
self-sufficiency and enhancing the quality of life for the villagers in the

4. This year's urban development awards as selected the Vimuttayalaya Foundation
has been presented to: 1) Khammai Saengrat, a local sage, who has shared his
unique knowledge with farmers in Chiang Rai and throughout northern Thailand via
project which uses earthworms to turn organic wastes into useful fertilizers;
2) Chawarit Chaiprom, a folk philosopher, who teaches the idea that being an
agriculturalist means being responsible for the lives of the people in the
community, and has also developed a project for cultivating mushrooms in a
greenhouse.  Both awardees are driving forces in implementing organic farming in
 Chiang Rai province.

5. The music encouragement award as selected by the Sugree Charoensook 
Foundation was given to The Yala City Municipality Youth Orchestra, that
provides musical opportunities to the youth in three southern border provinces,
contributing to building a sense of social harmony among all Thai citizens.

6. The sports promotion award as determined by The Football History Association 
of Thailand has been granted to 1) Chet Bunpeng, a volunteer who is responsible
for the youth football coaching project in Bo Kaeo School, Samoeng district in
Chiang Mai Northern Province. He coaches football for Karen hilltribe youth, and
has developed their athletic skills at a professional level; 2) Sonthaya
Ngamyae, a volunteer who has coached underprivileged youth in Amphur Muang,
Surin northeastern province for 10 years, and has also founded Muangchang United
 FC soccer team.

7. Awards for preventing and solving drug problems in the community and society 
as selected by the Duang Prateep Foundation has been given to: 1) Nitaya
Promphoechuenbun, Founder and Chairperson of the Promjai Development Foundation,
who has been dedicated to reducing the drug problem in Klong Toey community for
over 30 years; 2) Damrong Boonyang, Head of the Fire Prevention Project of the
Duang Prateep Foundation, the leader of network for community disaster relief
and the leader of the youth volunteer fire prevention network of Thailand which
targets at-risk youth to instill good habits to resist and overcome drug

At today's event, SET granted THB 2 million to each of these foundations to 
support their social development activities, so they can carry out their
altruistic work which can improve the lives of many in communities nationwide.
The 2016 SET social development awards ceremony?being held today at the SET
building in Bangkok.

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