Patcharin Jongjai 2020/01/17 , ( 434 views)
On 17 January 2020, Mr. Ampon Panvong, Director of Educational Services Division, Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU) led UBU representatives to participate in King Ramkhamhaeng Memorial Day. The honorable event was held at the provincial conference hall located in Chaeramae Sub-district, Mueang District, Ubon Ratchathani Province.
Mr. Sarit Witoon, the Governor of Ubon Ratchathani Province, presided over the ceremony and led representatives from government organizations and private sectors in Ubon Ratchathani to pay their respects to the late king. They politely paid homage by standing in front of a royal portrait of King Ramkhamhaeng the Great. Afterward, Mr. Sarit Witoon offered words of praise toKing Ramkhamhaeng the Greatfor the great contributions he provided to the people of Thailand.
King Ramkhamhaeng the Great was the third king of the Phra Ruang dynasty, ruling during the Sukhothai era. He ruled his people with much compassion and mercifulness. He was the creator of many important Thai artistic and cultural heritages. For example, he created the first set of the Thai alphabet in 1283 B.C and it still serves as the origin and basis of the Thai alphabet used today.Furthermore, King Ramkhamhaeng the Great helped create a strong foundation for the country to prosper for many years to come. He helped combine multiple regions into one strong kingdom that still currently remains intact over 718 years later. Notably, Thailand would not be how it is today if it were not for King Ramkhamhaeng’s great accomplishments and contributions.
Therefore, King Ramkhamhaeng Memorial Day is annually held on 17 January. This day is significant as it marks the day King Rama IV discovered ancient stone tablets that tells the story of King Ramkhamhaeng the Great in 17 January 1833 B.C.
Revised and translated by: Jarinda Boonjan
Original (Thai) version by: Tippawan Valuvanathorn
English revised by: Thaviny Shaipitisiri
Photos by: Tippawan Valuvanathorn