Mahidol University will be holding events on February 28, 2014 to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the royal bestowal of its name, which falls on March 2, said Vice President for Student and University Affairs Asst. Prof. Bundhit Jirajariyavej, who chairs the organizing committee.
Formerly known as University of Medical Sciences, the university was renamed in 1969 by His Majesty the King after His Royal Father, HRH Prince Mahidol of Songkla, who is recognized as the Father of Modern Medicine and Public Health of Thailand.
The morning program on February 28 begins with a Buddhist ceremony at Prof. Dr.Kasarn Chatikavanich Room followed by a homage-paying ceremony at HRH Prince Mahidol of Songkla Statue, Main Hall, 1st Floor, the Office of University President Building; an opening ceremony of the exhibition to mark the occasion and an academic exhibition; 8th Prof. Dr. Chatchawan Osatanont Memorial Keynote Address by former deputy prime minister Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak at Prof. Chatchawan Osatanont Room; and a gratitude ceremony for elder Mahidol teachers.
The afternoon program includes a presentation ceremony of Mahidol University honorary awards and pins at Prof. Dr. Kasarn Chatikavanich Room and an opening ceremony of Mahidol Games, the annual Mahidol University staff sports competition at Football Field 1 at 4.30 pm.
Members of the public are invited to get free health checkup and dental services, starting from 8 am to 3 pm, at Singwaedlom Phattanadon Building, Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies. Other services available free of charge are health examination based on personal elements by Thai traditional medicine practitioners, acupuncture, evaluation of muscular efficiency of abdominal and hand muscles, smoking screening test, anti-flu vaccination, drug counseling, scoliosis screening test, physical fitness test, physical therapy, and Thai massage for neck and shoulder. Various faculties, institutes and centers also offer quality health products at MU Health Market Fair.
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