Updated December 19th, 2023 at 15:09 IST
Sunil Kothari: A Beacon of hope and generosity in Bharat and Thailand
He is driven by a profound desire for social change and the preservation of Indian culture and values.
In a world where self-interest often dominates, Sunil Kothari shines as a beacon of hope and generosity. This distinguished businessman and philanthropist has dedicated himself to fostering positive change, leaving an indelible mark on communities in both Bharat and Thailand.
A pillar of the Indian community in Thailand since 1983, Kothari has tirelessly worked to strengthen ties between the two nations. His deep commitment to community development is evident through his active involvement in various associations, including the India-Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thai Gems and Jewelry Traders Association, Vishwa Hindu Parishad-Thailand, and Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation Thailand.
Kothari's philanthropy transcends mere financial contributions. He is driven by a profound desire for social change and the preservation of Indian culture and values. His resolute efforts have successfully bridged the gap between India and Thailand, promoting strong socio-economic and cultural relations.
His unwavering commitment has been recognized with prestigious awards, including the Princess Plaque Award from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn for his support of the 15th World Sanskrit Conference held in Bangkok. He has also been recognized for his invaluable support to the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation in Thailand and numerous other organizations, including the Embassy of India in Thailand and various universities.
The scope of Kothari's philanthropic work is truly remarkable. His initiatives encompass a wide range of activities, including:
Providing aid to those affected by natural calamities.
Supporting religious and charity activities
Contributing to the World Hindu Conference (WHC 2023) in November 2023.
Organizing events to raise awareness about the benefits of millets.
Supporting International Women's Day celebrations.
Paying tribute to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
Championing the International Day of Yoga.
Supporting cultural festivals.
Contributing to projects like the Shanti Bhumi Cremation Site and temple construction by BAPS Swami Narayan Sanstha.
Kothari's commitment extends beyond national borders. He actively supports child welfare initiatives through the "Jaago Bachcho Jaago (Awaken Children Awaken)" campaign in his home state of Rajasthan, Bharat. His dedication to improving the lives of underprivileged Thai children, his provision of scholarships to Indian Studies Centers, and his unwavering support for various social, cultural, and religious activities demonstrate his profound compassion and commitment to serving others.
Sunil Kothari's journey is a testament to the transformative power of individual dedication to society's well-being. His unwavering commitment, both financial and in spirit, has made a profound difference in the lives of countless individuals. His legacy of giving back will continue to inspire generations to come, serving as a beacon of hope and a call to action for all who strive to make the world a better place.
Words may struggle to capture the full extent of his remarkable contributions, but one thing is clear: Sunil Kothari is a true champion of philanthropy and a cornerstone of community building. His selfless dedication serves as a powerful reminder of the transformative impact one individual can have on the world around them.
Published December 19th, 2023 at 15:09 IST