Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Princess Galyani passed away on Jan 2, 2008

Tukta is my global friend from Thailand, she requested me to write about Prince Galyani, i immediately told her that i would do it for her.
THE only sister of Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej has died from abdominal cancer at the age of 84, Princess Galyani passed away at 2.54am on January 2, 2008.
The king's elder sister had been undergoing treatment at Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital since June last year.
Princess Galyani, a lifelong French language and literature academic, was awarded the Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour, France's highest civilian distinction, in late December.
The king was close to his sister, and visited the hospital almost daily.
She began her career as a French professor at Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University, the kingdom's most prestigious academic institution.
After a 10-year break from teaching, she took over as head of the French department at Thammasat University in 1969 and later headed the Association of French Professors in Thailand, working to promote the French language.
Later in life, the princess devoted her energies to rural development and education, particularly in Thailand's impoverished north-east.
She also chaired several charities, including the Kidney Foundation, and helped secure funding for the construction of rural schools.
She married twice and had one daughter.
Mourners turning up to bid farewell to her. They will remember for her good geeds, hardworking, her dedication to the Medical Voluteer Foundation. She was very kind and down-to-earth.
The flag will be down haif for three days to show highest respect for the kind-hearted Princess.
Pratueng Tachuentong, 79, from Phitsanulok's Wang Thong district, arrived at the Grand Palace for the bathing ceremony before the Princess' portrait at 9am.
She said she closely followed the news on the Princess's health, and had not yet recovered from the shock of her death.
As a former member of the Medical Volunteer Foundation, Mrs Pratueng said she was granted an audience with the Princess when she took up the work of the Princess Mother.
''I also kept the photo which the Princess had taken with us. What I remember about the Princess is her kindness and mercy to everyone,'' said Mrs Pratueng.
Manee Thongsisuk, 74, who travelled alone from Huai Khwang district in Bangkok, said she could not help crying upon hearing the news at dawn yesterday.
''I love and respect the Princess for all the work she did. I watched her on TV when she was out on rural missions. She was great and smart. She did a good job in taking up the work of the Princess Mother,'' said Mrs Manee.
Duangkamol Naen-udon, 52, another Bangkok resident, said she would not forget the Princess' dedication to the people.
''Like His Majesty the King and the late Princess Mother, Princess Galyani Vadhana loved her people more than herself. She went everywhere, despite thunder and storms,'' said Mrs Duangkamol.
Pakphum Chantaraprakai, 23, came along with his mother.
The pair said they often went to Siriraj hospital after the Princess had been admitted for treatment.
''We love the Princess because she was great, knowledgeable and hard working,'' said Mr Pakphum.
''We're sad that she's gone, but with her goodness we believe she will rest in peace,'' he said.
The bathing ceremony, originally scheduled to end at 4pm yesterday, was extended until late in the evening.
For Tukta, she will wear black for 15 days. She felt extremely sad about the news, in order to mourn for Princess, she wanted me to write about her. Of course, i will do my best to fullfill her wish.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much my good friend. Your blog is very good and can give knowledge to the people with all the news that you public to them. Of course we Thai people loves and respect the Princess very much. The news that we heard is really agony deep into my heart. I am wearing black since 2nd of January and will be carry on for at least 15 days or as long as I can to pay her last respect and grief. Once again thank you very much for your concerned.

GEORGE said...

OK. i come to let you know that I was promised you.

GEORGE said...

OK. i come to let you know that I do what I was promised you.