Queen Sirikit Hospital observes Mahidol Day

Friday, 04 October 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 40 By  Patcharapol Panrak

Queen Sirikit Hospital commemorated the “Father of Thai medicine” with a Prince Mahidol Day celebration in Sattahip.

Hospital Director Rear Adm. Khanin Chumwornthyee presided over the Sept. 24 ceremony at the prince’s monument with medical and government officers attending.

Ten monks from Ratsamakhee Temple performed religious ceremonies dedicated to HRH Prince Mahidol along with declaring their loyalty while attendees placed garlands at the monument.

Top Navy officials pay their respects to the “Father of Thai medicine” on HRH Prince Mahidol Day.Top Navy officials pay their respects to the “Father of Thai medicine” on HRH Prince Mahidol Day.

Prince Mahidol of Songkla was the son of King Chulalongkorn and father of both HM the King Bhumibol Adulyadej and King Rama VIII.

On the 100th anniversary of his birth in 1991, the late prince was nominated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as a great personality of the world in the field of culture. After that, the Thai government designated the date of HRH the Prince’s death, Sept. 24, as Mahidol Day.

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