January 22, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. at the hall on the first floor of Sirikunakorn Building, Office of the President, Khon Kaen University – Khon Kaen University personnel, comprising the members of the University Council, administrators, deans, lecturers, directors of office and divisions of the Office of the Presidents and representatives from different departments held a ceremony for the personnel to sign the blessing to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn for her recovery and to express concerns over HRH, who has always supported Khon Kaen University and all Thai population.
On Jauary 11, 2021, the Office of the Royal Palace made an official announcement on the illness of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, which was due to her falling during Her Royal Highness regular exercise in the morning of Monday January 11, 2021. HRH was hurt at the ankles of both the left and the right feet, resulting in difficulty of walking. The team of doctors from Phra Monkut Klao Hospital examined HRH’s condition and decided to ask HRH’s permission to refrain from all activities for 2 months. This has brought about concerns among the people in the country, especially Khon Kaen University personnel, for KKU always received supports from HRH, particularly for her coming to KKU at the Degree Conferral ceremony each year. KKU personnel are truly grateful to HRH.
The ceremony for signing the blessing to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn for her recovery began at 09:00 a.m. Participants in the ceremony included the members of the University Council, administrators, deans, lecturers, directors of office and divisions of the Office of the Presidents and representatives from different departments, totaling over 50 people. Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University and his wife arrived at the hall and commenced the ceremony by opening the cone of flower bouquets and a bundle of candle and incense sticks to pay respect in front of Her Royal Highness image. The other participants all stood behind and altogether paid respect to HRH image before taking turn to sign the blessing.
Khon Kaen University arranges a channel for all staff members and students to sign the blessing to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn for her recovery at: https://th.kku.ac.th/
News: Udomchai Supannawong
Photos: Atthapon Hamoong, Boriphat Thasi