ASBC President Mr. Pichai Chunhavajira and the whole ASBC management wish Happy Thai New Year to our Boxing Family

The President of the Asian Boxing Confederation Mr. Pichai Chunhavajira of Thailand, furthermore the whole ASBC management wish Happy Thai New Year for the Southeast Asian boxing family which may bring prosperity, health, successes, excellent sport results and happiness to all of our stakeholders.

Songkran is the Thai New Year’s national holiday which is on April 13 every year but the celebrations continues until April 15. The Songkran was the official New Year until 1888 and the public water fights are popular among the Thais and the foreigners as well.

The word of “Songkran” comes from the Sanskrit language and it means movement, transformation and an astrological passage. The Songkran festival celebrates not only in Thailand, but in Laos, in Cambodia, in Myanmar, in Sri Lanka, and some parts of Vietnam, in India and also in China.

Thailand has been preparing to the 2nd World Olympic Boxing Qualifying Event which will be held in Bangkok from May 23. Thailand has five quotas for the Paris Olympics but the country is aiming for more on home soil in the last chance qualifier.

The Sri Lankans returned to the celebrations after a short break following the most difficult parts of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2022. The President of the Boxing Association of Sri Lanka Mr. Dian Gomes is member of the ASBC Board of Directors and the country has several national competitions this year.  

The Secretary General of the Cambodian Boxing Federation Mr. Sophoan Buy was also elected as ASBC Board of Director in 2022 and the country hosted the Southeast Asian Games in 2023 with great success.

Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam will also compete in the upcoming ASBC Asian U22 & Youth Boxing Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan.

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