Monday December 14, 2020 – His Majesty King Vajiralongkorn, King Rama X, assigned Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to confer degree certificates to the 2020 graduates of Khon Kaen University at the Golden Jubilee Convention Center of Khon Kaen University. Recipients of degree certificates today included graduates from the Graduate School, the College of Graduate Study in Management, the College of Local Administration, Faculties of Associated Medical Science, Architecture, Fine and Applied Arts, and Interdisciplinary Sciences, totaling 2,210 graduates today.
Her Royal Highness the Princess’ car arrived at the Golden Jubilee Center at 9:18 a.m. Dr. Somsak Jungtrakoon, Khon Kaen Governor; Mr. Sujin Leesakul, Khon Kaen Provincial Chief Judge; Major General Khanathat Chanakan, Chief Commander of Regional Army 23; Police Major General Putthipong Pusikul, Khon Kaen Provincial Police Commander; Dr. Narongchai Akrasanee, President of Khon Kaen University Council; Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University; Dr. Uanjit Panthongviriyakul, the wife of the President; Mr. Suntorn Arunanonchai; Mr. Khurujit Nakornthap; Mr. Surapon Petchvara, Khon Kaen University Council Honorary Members and administrators of Khon Kaen University welcomed Her Royal Highness and led HRH into the Ceremonial room.
At the Ceremonial Room, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn lit the candles and incense sticks to pay homage to the Buddha Image, was seated and gave the degree certificates to the graduates as follows: Graduates from the Graduate School, the College of Graduate Study in Management, the College of Local Administration, Faculties of Associated Medical Science, Architecture, Fine and Applied Arts, and Interdisciplinary Sciences.
Next, Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn gave the following speech to the graduates: “His Majesty the King has assigned me to represent His Majesty in the Degree Conferral Ceremony of Khon Kaen University this year. Congratulations to all of the honorary prize awardees and graduates on your honor and success.
The success of the graduates comes from the wish and expectation of everyone, not only from the graduates themselves. These people, your family, professors, and your loved ones wanted to see your success and are proud of you. For the graduates, who have put your effort in the studies until you are successful today, must be expecting success in the future life. Therefore, I hope that you will be determined to utilize the educational success as a basis for building more success in your life. Use the capabilities and all of the traits developed in your occupation, bring benefits and happiness to yourself, your family, the society, and the country. If you are able to do so, then you will be truly successful.
On behalf of His Majesty the King, I wish all of the graduates and everyone present here today happiness and prosperity.”
In the academic year 2019-2020, 8,026 students are receiving the degree certificates. The number includes: 255 at the doctoral degree level, 157 at the graduate diploma level, 981 at the masters’ degree level, and 6,633 at the bachelors’ degree level. The Royal Degree Conferral Ceremony is scheduled on December 13 and 14, 2020.
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