A Special screening of the Indian Film Panga, directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, was held at Lido Connect recently, to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of India-Thailand Diplomatic Relations, and  to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav).

The feed-back from the large and diverse audience who attended the screening, was phenomenal, and quite unprecedented.

Here are their Comments:


 Ms Earth Thailand 2021, Active environmentalist.

‘The movie was amazing -I loved it so much! It’s completely the most original Indian movie ever ! So real, so inspiring, so amazing-!’


Head of PR, Netflix

‘Truly an amazing film!’



 ‘Great film, great story! I’m a big supporter of women empowerment and independence, and so, the film responded to my interest.’


Remedial Massage Therapist

‘It’s an uplifting movie! Though India has a male-dominant culture, I appreciate that they honor the role of the female, in the film. I was happy to see the female Indian Ambassador too.’


Dealer, Icon Group Co

‘An excellent movie! I do believe many mothers want to chase their dream but don’t get a chance.’


Director, Software Co.

‘Great choice of movie! We definitely need to watch more beautiful Indian films like ‘Panga’. A beautifully organized event by the Indian Embassy. ‘


Lifestyle, Arts, Food writer

‘ Terrific feel-good film! It was a great evening! The catering was good too.’


Arts writer

‘Panga is an uplifting and  inspiring film, about realising dreams. It shows that like a team of Kabaddi players or a family unit, everyone in the society plays important roles. ’



‘ It was an awesome event! Panga is quite awesome for women empowerment. In the Kabaddi competition scenes, I cheered the Indian team as if I’m Indian! ’


Founder, ‘Art & Creative Events in Bangkok’

‘Lovely, feel-good film! I also liked its message about the sacrifices a mother has to make, which makes her give up her dream. We learnt about a new sport too, that we never knew existed before.’


Vice President, Financial/Special Activity,Thai Tourism Council

‘I really appreciate both the actors and creators of this movie. I don’t know this sport at all, but the actors acted so well, it looked like a real competition.’


President, ‘Friends of the Arts’ Foundation

‘I enjoyed Panga so much! It’s made me curious about which schools in Thailand play the game of Kabaddi.’


Well-known Thai film-maker

‘The emotions were very strong, and nearly made me cry.’



‘I loved it when she went back to her sport and followed her dream. It made me cry.’



‘Such an impressive film! I enjoyed it a lot.’


Well-known Blogger

‘It was a good movie and I enjoyed it.’


Regional Program Mgr, Felm

‘We were lucky to get an opportunity to see this wonderful film!’

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Association of Bihar (AOB) – an integral part of the Indian Community in Thailand

Association of Bihar (AoB) is a young and budding organization that has achieved impeccable accolades from every corner for being an integral part of the community in Thailand.

AoB has been recognized for highlighting the great culture of Bihar, a big proving of India with a population of 120 million. In a very short span of time, AoB has organized charity event for the orphan children, a number of family get-together, fun filled intercity trip and annual family meets.

On 26th March 2022, AoB organized a gala evening at a 5 Star Hotel to commemorate Bihar Diwas. AoB sincerely thank the participants and Chief Guest, Alpana Dubey Ji, for making the annual meet a huge success. The young artists Saesha and Sharanya started with Ganesh Vandana while Harshita danced magnificently on a Bollywood song. Shri Susheel Dhanuka Ji energized all of us by reminding about the glory of Bihar and he emphasized how we all must do the best for India and Thailand. Song and dance by Sonal Kumar Ji mesmerized us by his upper class talent.

The mega festival of Chhath is very close to the hearts of Biharis. A group Chhath Song by Preeti Ji, Rakhee Ji, Ragini Ji, Richa Ji, Shilpi Ji and Tripti Ji, indeed took us back to Bihar and gave us inner sense of belongingness. Superb hosts Ashish Ji and Tripti Ji ran the flow of the events flawlessly and kept us all entertained throughout the event.

We sincerely thank the Core Team of AoB for organizing this event and ensuring that the venue was safe and comfortable with ample of food and Indian delicacies. AoB shall continue to have such events and remain active to make a positive difference in the community. Jai Bihar.

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