CHIANG RAI – The Province of Chiang Rai and the Doi Tung Development Project jointly held a ceremony to commemorate Her Royal Highness Princess Srinagarindra, the Princess Mother of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol, on her memorial day and the National Nurses’ Day.
The Chairman of the Mae Fah Luang Foundation, Mom Rajawongse Disnadda Diskul, along with the Governor Chiang Rai, Prajon Prachsakul, presided over the ceremony to pay respect to Princess Srinagarindaon on her memorial day on October 21st, 2018, which marks the 118th year since her birth. The ceremony took place on Sunday morning at Doi Tung Royal Villa.
The ceremony included Lanna processions participated by people from 18 districts of Chiang Rai province. The participants paid their tributes and respects to the Princess Mother and appreciated Her Majesty’s contributions to the Thai people, such creating jobs to villagers and ethnic groups in the province.
The processions walked up to the mountain of Doi Tung, which is now home to many royal projects and Doi Tung Royal Villa.
The Princess Mother had special relations with Chiang Rai province as her royal project helped restore damaged forests to their abundance, and the founding of Mae Fah Luang Foundation from her royal initiation to help underprivileged persons, gaining her the respect as the mother of social work.
Meanwhile, The National Police are holding a memorial exhibition on Princess Srinagarindra, the Princess Mother of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, at the Police Museum until 16 November 2018.
Assistant National Police Commissioner-General Pol Lt Gen Sakda Chuenpakdi presided over the opening ceremony of the Princess Srinagarindra Memorial Exhibition commemorating the 118th year since her birth on 21 October 1900.
Princess Srinagarindra, or commonly known by Thais as the Princess Mother, was the mother of two monarchs in the Chakri dynasty, namely King Ananda Mahidol, and King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
She was acclaimed by UNESCO as a a “great personality in public service in the fields of education, applied science, and human, social, and environmental development.”
The Princess Mother, during her lifetime, expressed her kindness towards the police, especially border patrol units, air police, and marine police, gaining respect from all policemen who uphold her principles.
The exhibition features photos of the Princess Mother during her visits and operations with the border patrol police, including rare photos of her patrol uniform. The exhibition is being held until 16 November 2018 at the Police Museum in Bangkok and opens daily except on Mondays, Tuesdays, and national holidays from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
By Tanakorn Sangiam