The Princess appreciates great work done by Dr Bindeshwar Pathak and Sulabh International
General Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Kingdom of Thailand with a group of 100 staffs visited Sulabh International campus for the second time recently. Her Royal Highness was accompanied with 100 cadets of the Thai Army and officials from its Delhi based Embassy. Due to some personal reasons, the reception was kept simple and brief. Immediately on arrival, she was received by Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder Sulabh Sanitation & Social Reform Movement. Then the entourage was led to the auditorium where she was offered garlands, bouquets, shawl and some gifts.
In his brief speech Dr Pathak mentioned about the objectives and work of Sulabh. Thereafter the guest saw the models of Sulabh technology based two-pit-pour flush compost toilets. At the Sulabh Toilet Museum, she took a lot of interests in half a dozen major exhibits including the sewer of Harappan civilisation of 2500 BC at Dholavira, book-shelf type toilet from France, Throne like chamber-pot of French Emperor Louis xiv.
The guest was also shown Sulabh Biogas Plant, Biogas Kitchen and Swachchta Rath. After several discussions on sanitation, over a cup of tea, Her Royal Highness and her entourage bid us goodbye on a happy note. Her Royal Highness Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, born Princess Sirindhorn Debaratanasuda Kitivadhanadulsobhak on 2 April 1955 is the second daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej also known as King Rama IX and Queen Sirikit of Thailand.
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn enrolled in Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, with focus on history, Thai and oriental languages. Although Her Royal Highness often had to accompany Their Majesties the King and Queen on royal up-country visits, she has put more effort into her study and class assignments. In addition, she regarded the university experiences as invaluable for it gave her knowledge while at the same time provided her great opportunity to get to know people from all walks of life.
In addition to the teaching career in CRMA, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn has many different duties to perform every day. Some are familiar public duties, such as ceremonies, receptions or visits within Thailand or abroad. Besides, Her Royal Highness carries out official duties and public engagements as her Royal Duties for the benefit of the Thai people. She also represents Their Majesties in various royal functions and performs The Royal Duties assigned by Their Majesties, the King and the Queen. Especially the duties in overseeing the management of philanthropic organizations and foundations.
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn has donated nearly 27 million baht to the foundation of Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy, representing her teaching salary at the academy over 35 years plus interest. Col Wanchana Sawasdi, Assistant Spokesman for the Defence Ministry, said on saturday that the princess presented a cheque worth 19.2 million baht to Lt. General Sitthipol Chuensamran, Director of the military academy, when he led students to visit the princess’s private museum Baan Suan Pathum in Pathum Thani.
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