On Tuesday 26th November 2013 at the meeting room of Phuket Provincial Hall meeting room, the first meeting was held in preparation for the annual cultural fair in honor of Phuket heroines Thao Thep Kasatri and Thao Sri Suntorn, for the year 2014. The meeting was chaired by Phuket Deputy Governor – Somkiat Sangkhaosuthirak, and also in attendance was PPAO Deputy Chief Executive – Mr. Soratham Jinda, PPAO officials and relevant sectors.
The meeting focused on operations, challenges and lessons learnt from the previous year’s fair. It also mapped out activities for the upcoming 2014 fair.
It was proposed at the meeting that additional funds be secured from local administrative organizations, and therefore Phuket Cultural Center, responsible for activities, have assigned the following organizations with various tasks, they are as follows: Thao Thep Kasatri & Thao Sri Suntorn Foundation – mass ordination in honor of the two heroines (March 1, 2014); Phuket Fine Art Office 15 and Thalang Museum – Thalang historical tours; Tambon Thep Kasatri Municipality – historical route cross-country bicycle races; Tambon Thao Thep Kasatri Administrative Office – historical route mini-marathon races; Thao Thep Kasatri & Thao Sri Suntorn Foundation and Tambon Thep Kasatri Municipality – homage to ancestors and soldiers ceremony (March 12, 2014); Phuket Cultural Center and Tambon Thep Kasatri Municipality – wreaths laying at heroines monument (March 13, 2014); PPAO – Thalang historical drama with sound and lighting (March 13-15, 2014); PPAO and Phuket Cultural Center – local art and craft displays (March 13-15, 2014); PPAO – craft, OTOP products and food stalls; other activities.