HRH Princess Sirindhorn opens celebration of Queen Savang’s 150th birthday with 2-day visit to Chonburi

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HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn opened Chonburi’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of Queen Savang Vadhana’s birth, spending two days in the province to present awards, view artwork and attend lectures.

Her Royal Highness cut the ribbon March 19 at Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital in Sriracha, which hosted an exhibition on history and missions of the Her Majesty and an academic seminar. She presented awards to 22 winners in photography and drawing contests, as well as souvenirs to 150 people who donated to the hospital for the occasion.

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn inspects some of the Mudmee silk on display at the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Queen Savang Vadhana’s birth.HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn inspects some of the Mudmee silk on display at the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Queen Savang Vadhana’s birth.

HRH the Princess reviewed the winning photos and paintings, which covered the topics of “The Prosperous Picture of the Kingdom at Sriracha,” and “Old Photos that Tell the Story of Sriracha.” A historical art contest followed the topics of “Following the Footsteps of HM Queen Savang Vadhana” and “HM the Queen Sri Savarindiva Baromaratchathevi Phra Phan Vasa Ayyika Chao.” The latter was open to primary, secondary and college students.

HRH Princess Sirindhorn also toured the Queen Savang historical exhibition organized by her foundation, which sheds light on the Siamese queen’s history and missions.

The Culture Ministry and Queen Savang Vadhana Foundation in September obtained a royal decree to mark the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization tribute to HM the King’s Grandmother as an important individual and her contributions to health science, culture, social science and human sciences. At the 36th UNESCO general conference in Paris in October, the meeting had approved a celebration the queen as an important individual and her contributions to health science, culture, social science and human sciences.

Later, Her Royal Highness visited the Queen Savang monument, where she presented flowers and lit incense to pay respect. She stayed that night at Ruan Rattamanoon within the Queen Savang hospital.

The following day, the celebration continued with HRH Princess Sirindhorn attending a seminar the hospital where facility Director Chaiwet Nutprayun briefed HRH the Princess on disaster-preparation plans and public-health research done by the hospital.

HRH the Princess afterward laid the cornerstone for National Blood Center’s plasma production center.