On September 17, 2013, Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn, the president of Charity Event Committee for Mahidol Day, visited Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital to record a special TV show for Mahidol Day 2013, at H.R.H.'s personal study in Srisavarindira Building. On this occasion, Mr. Vuthithorn Milintachinda (known as Woody) had the honor to interview H.R.H., along with Clinical Professor Udom Kachintorn, Dean of Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital who also serves as Vice President of Charity Event Committee and President of TV Shows Committee for Mahidol Day. H.R.H. gave a special interview on the following questions: 1. What is the progress of Chulabhorn Hospital? 2. Being active in various works and activities, where did the inspiration come from? How much does H.R.H. hope for the end results? 3. As a special lecturer for medical students at the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital and a Guzheng instructor to lecturers and students at Kasetsart University, what are her teaching principles? and 4. Why is it important to encourage people to make donations for Mahidol Day?
Mahidol Day which is on September 24 of every year is the pass away date of His Royal Highness Prince Mahidol, the Father to the present King, who is regarded as "The Father of Modern Medicine in Thailand." It is one of the most important days for medical and health care practioners because Prince Mahidol had been sacrificing his time and efforts demonstrating the meaning of 'pure giving' by donating his personal assets, wisdom, and knowledge to upgrade Thai medicine and health care system to match the international standard. He was essentially the main force behind the development of Siriraj Hospital. Being grateful for his kindness, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital established a traditional celebration to honor him on September 24 of every year, while providing an opportunity for Thai people to follow his step by making donations for underprivileged patients in Siriraj Hospital. The donations given to these patients – both Thai and foreigners -- are the additions to their righteous welfare.