December 22 2006
450th SOS Children's Village officially opened in Thailand
21/12/2006 - SOS Children's Village Chiang Rai in Thailand has been dedicated by Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali, SOS Children's Village President Helmut Kutin and SOS Deputy Secretary General Mr. Siddhartha Kaul on 15 December 2006.
President Helmut Kutin received the highest civilian honour given to a person of foreign origin - "Knight Commander: The Most Admirable Order of the Direkgunabhorn" - from His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulayadej for the outstanding social work in Thailand. Princess Soamsawali as King's Royal Representative presented this Royal Thai Order to President Helmut Kutin during the opening ceremony in Chiang Rai.