King Vajiravudh’s Speech at the Ceremony for Laying the Foundation Stone of the Headquarters Building
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King Vajiravudh’s Speech at the Ceremony for Laying the Foundation Stone of the Headquarters Building

“It has been, for a long time, part of our desire to fulfil the wish of His Majesty King Chulalongkorn, who had long wanted to establish a university to serve as an institute of higher education for the Siamese. Unfortunately, during his reign, there were obstacles that prevented his wish from being realized. We, as Heir to the Throne, take it to be our responsibility to complete his wish, fully aware that after the task is accomplished it will honour and serve as a memorial to King Chulalongkorn, Phra Phiya Maharaj or the Great Beloved King of the Thai nation. It is thus appropriate that we build a grand and permanent monument like this in memory of the King. It will continue to create benefits to the country. We are pleased to witness that much work has been prepared in advance. Now we will lay the foundation stone in the hope of seeing the future goodness of this University. …”

King Vajiravudh’s speech on the occasion when he laid the foundation stone of the Headquarters Building on January 3rd, 1915

King Vajiravudh laying the foundation stone of the Headquarters Building
An procession of honour at the ceremony for laying the foundation stone of the Headquarters Building
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