27 Oct 2020
On the occasion of the 120th Birthday Anniversary of Her Royal Highness The Late Princess Srinagarindra of Thailand on 21 October 2020, the Royal Thai Embassy organised a virtual special lecture in honour of Her Royal Highness The Late Princess via Zoom that was broadcasted through Facebook Live, on 22 October 2020 (08.30-1000 hrs).
In paying tribute to Her Royal Highness The Late Princess, this special lecture highlighted the Princess Srinagarindra Award, which is an international award conferred annually upon nurses or midwives with outstanding achievements in the field across the world. The special lecture was given by Ms. Fadwa Ahmed Affara as the Princess Srinagarindra Award Laureate for 2020 with Ms. Christine Hancock, Founder and Director, C3 Collaborating for Health and Former Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer of the Royal College of Nursing, as a guest speaker.
Many leading nursing professionals from Thailand and the UK participated in the special lecture online including, Associate Professor Dr. Tassana Boontong, President of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Thailand, and Dr Anne Marie Rafferty, President of the Royal College of Nursing of the UK, amongst others. In addition, there were around 50 participants from Thailand, the UK, Canada, UAE, Bahrain and other countries attending this special lecture.
This event was indeed a great success and served as a timely platform that brought nursing and midwifery personnel from Thailand, the UK and other countries across the globe to reflect upon Her Royal Highness The Late Princess’s exemplary and lifelong contribution to the advancement of healthcare and well-being for the people of Thailand. Drawing from Her Royal Highness The Late Princess’s remarkable footprints, the nursing communities were inspired and committed to working more closely together in support of preventive healthcare in the current pressing global health challenges.
The video clip of this special lecture is available for viewing at https://youtu.be/-sKGGcYBzXQ