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Special Olympics Thailand’s MV “Under The Same Moon” won ZOOMDARA’s “Single Hit” Prize

     Special Olympics Thailand lifted the “Single Hit” Prize at the ZOOMDARA Awards 2021 for its MV “Under The Same Moon” advocating for social inclusion
     “Under The Same Moon” is an updated version of a popular Thai traditional song, called “Lao Duang Duen”, composed over a century ago created by Special Olympics Thailand. The MV, which was sung by Special Olympics Thailand Performing Artist Ambassadors, Singto Prachya Ruangroj and Krist Perawat Sangpotirat, with Youth Ambassador, Ada Chunhavajira, advocates for the acceptance and inclusion of persons with intellectual disabilities in our society.  Launched on the Special Olympics Thailand Youtube channel in July 2021, the MV has collected 3,393,627 views. 
     On the night of 28 February 2022, the song won the “Single Hit” Prize at the ZOOMDARA Awards 2021 as the result of votes from fans through local SMS and worldwide online sites between 15 October to 15 December 2021. While Singto and Kris appeared virtually to thank the award organizers and their fans, Ada accepted the Award on behalf of Special Olympics. In her speech she thanked everyone for their votes and pointed that the MV intended to create more awareness on the capabilities of people with intellectual disabilities. She also acknowledged the support of GMM TV which made possible the involvement of Singto and Kris in this project.
     Dr. Naris Chaiyasoot, the Chairman of Special Olympics Thailand, was present throughout the ceremony and congratulated Ada with a big flower bouquet after her prize acceptance. 
     Under The Same Moon : https://youtu.be/GfGtA7_-DBo
About Special Olympics 
     Special Olympics is an international organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports everyday around the world. Through work in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is addressing intolerance and social isolation by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities which leads to a more welcoming and inclusive society. 
     Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown from a few hundred athletes to over five million athletes in 190 countries. With the support of more than one million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics is able to deliver 32 Olympic-type sports and more than one hundred thousand competitions throughout the year. www.specialolympics.org.

About Special Olympics Thailand 
     Thailand was invited to join the Special Olympics Movement in 1987. It is a registered as an independent National Sport Association under the Sports Authority of Thailand. Leading Special Olympics Thailand since 2001 is the present Chairperson, Dr. Naris Chaiyasoot, who has been instrumental in creating more opportunities and recognition for Thai Special Olympics Athletes, expanding the programme to reach 28,000 participants in every province in the country. Various sports disciplines are currently on offer i.e. Athletics, Football, Badminton, Bocce, Table Tennis, Cricket and Swimming, as well as Motor Skill Activities for the severely handicapped, and Young Athletes programme for early childhood development. 
     In addition to sports, Special Olympics Thailand is one of the word’s first national programme to be recognized as a Special Olympics Healthy Community with the aim of improving health outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities through partnership with healthcare agencies, ensuring that all are receiving health services and are able to reach their full potential. Furthermore, Thailand is the first Programme in Asia to expand Special Olympics to benefit children with intellectual disabilities in Refugee Camps. 

To support Special Olympics Thailand, donations can be made to : 
Special Olympics Association of Thailand 
Krung Thai Bank account no. : 986-8-12483-2
(Receipts are tax deductable)
Special Olympics Thailand 
Telephone 02-1367650 
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