Date: May 18, 2023
Location: Chalermprakiet Seminar Building, Rajamangala University of Technology Rattanakosin Wang Klai Kangwon Campus, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province
Deputy Governor Mr. Komkrit Charoenpatanasombat of Prachuap Province presided over the opening ceremony of an exhibition on May 18, 2023, held at the Chalermprakiet seminar building in honor of the 100th birth anniversary of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana, Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra. The event was organized to commemorate His Majesty the King, who dedicated himself to numerous activities for the betterment of the Thai people.
The exhibition showcased the extensive range of royal duties performed by Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana, which have left a profound impact at an international level. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recognized the significance of celebrating remarkable individuals who have made outstanding contributions, and thus, this event pays homage to the princess’s exemplary achievements.
Mr. Chalermchon Raklilawat, the Director of the Office of Primary Educational Service Area for Education Prachuap Khiri Khan District 2, and the esteemed guests, including directors of educational institutions, civil servants, teachers, and educational personnel, were present at the ceremony.
During his speech, Deputy Governor Komkrit expressed his admiration for Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and Princess Galyani Vadhana. He emphasized that Princess Galyani Vadhana was an embodiment of ethical values and possessed unwavering determination. Throughout her life, she diligently carried out her duties to improve the welfare of all Thai people, with a particular focus on education.
Princess Galyani Vadhana founded the Association of French Language Teachers of Thailand and served as a foreign language professor at prestigious universities such as Chulalongkorn University, Thammasat University, Chiang Mai University, Prince of Songkhla University, and Kasetsart University. Furthermore, she played a pivotal role in the “Foundation for the Promotion of Academic Olympiads and Development of Science Education Standards Under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra” (Nuan), which nurtured young Thai talents to excel in academic competitions, earning Thailand a reputable position over the years.
Moreover, Princess Galyani Vadhana held various esteemed positions as the president of multiple foundations. Notably, she spearheaded the Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Boromarajonani Medical Volunteer Foundation (Por.Sor.Sor.), commonly known as Doctor Pocket Green. She also contributed to the Kidney Foundation and chaired the Prince Bunjirathorn (Chumphon) Jutaduch Foundation, which aimed to provide scholarships to doctors pursuing rural medicine. Additionally, scholarships were granted to nursing students who displayed academic excellence but faced financial constraints, and funds were allocated for aspiring nursing professors.
Furthermore, Princess Galyani Vadhana served as the President of the Prostheses Foundation under HRH Princess Srinagarindra Boromarajajonani, a foundation established in collaboration with Her Royal Highness Princess Srinagarindra. Together, they initiated the Prostheses Foundation, dedicated to manufacturing and distributing prosthetic legs to impoverished individuals with amput