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    Princess Prem (Ngarmchit) Purachatra
    (The 2nd Class Most Illustrious Order of Chula Chom Klao)
    Princess Prem (Ngarmchit) Purachatra is daughter of Lieutenant General Phra Sarasasana Palakhandh and Madame Swasdi Assavanonth. She was born on June 7, 1915. She had one elder brother, and three younger sisters
  • Education
  •        Princess Prem (Ngarmchit) Purachatra is daughter of Lieutenant General Phra Sarasasana Palakhandh and Madame Swasdi Assavanonth. She was born on June 7, 1915. She had one elder brother, and three younger sisters
  • Marriage
  •        Princess Prem (Ngarmchit) married to Prince Prem, the son of His Royal Highness Prince Purachatra Jayakara, the Prince of Kamphaengphet, or Phra Chao Boromwongse Ther Phra Ong Chao Purachatra Jayakara Kromma Phra Kamphaengphet Akarayothin and Her Royal Highness Princess Praphavasitnarumon in January 22, 1940. She had one adopted son: M.L. Thirachatra Purachatra
  • The Performance of Social Welfare and Public Services
  •        All the goodness Princess Prem (Ngarmchit) initiated for 42 years of her long life aimed to promote Thai women status in democratic system for the rural, national and international society.
  • Significant Functions of Princess Prem (Ngarmchit) are as follows:-
  • In Thailand
  • 1941 The Red Cross Volunteer (Princess Prem (Ngarmchit) first social welfare voluntary work).From then on, she became the committee member of and initiated various foundations, associations, and non-profit organizations for the public benefits.
    A.) Princess Prem (Ngarmchit) founded or took part in set up 13 public organizations namely
    1944 The founder of Foundation for the Welfare of the Crippled under the Royal Patronage of Her Royal Higness Somdej Phra Sri Nakarindra Baromraj Chonni". ( H.R.H. The Princess Mother of the King Rama IX)
    1945 The founder of Rotary Ann in Thailand and Chit Aree Lampang school.
    1958 The National Council on Social Welfare of Thailand under the Royal Patronage (She was Vice-Chairwoman of the founding committee).
    1959 First Elected Chairwoman for The National Council of Women of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen.
    1962 The founder of The Foundation for the Welfare of the Mentally Retarded of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen .
    1965 Chairwoman of Founding Committee of Siri Wattana Cheshire Foundation under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen.
    1970 Chairwoman of Founding Committee of SOS Children Foundation of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty The Queen.
  • Chairwoman of Founding Committee of The Foundation For Rural Development Coordinating Center.
  • S.E.A. Write Award committee member.
  • 1980 Association of persons with physical disability international under the Royal Patronage.
    1981 Asean Handicraft Promotion and Development Association.
    1982 Ruamchit Norm Klao for Youth under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty The Queen. (She was the Initiator and the pioneering founder, and also the first Chair-person of the Executive Committee.

    During the meeting on the founding of Women's Council of Regional Groups in America at Colombia (November 1977) Princess Prem Purachatra encouraged and gave morale support to the Princess all the time.
    Together with Prince Prem Purachatra, Princess Prem (Ngarmchit) held welcome party for members of National Council of Woman in the 9th Council Meeting in Bangkok

    With Prince Prem Purachatra and the President of National Council of Women of Canada during the Tri-annual Meeting of the International Council of Women ( ICW) in Vancouver in 1976. Princess Prem (Ngarmchit) was unanimously elected to be President of ICW 1976-1979.

    Princess Premc(Ngarmchit) talked with the Prime Minister of South Korea in the reception of the Tri-annual Meeting of the International Council of Women in 1982.

    B.) 13 Organizations Princess Prem (Ngarmchit) in charge of the founding committee member.
    1945 - 1968 YWCA.
    1948 NITED NATIONS Association in Thailand.
    1956 Rajcha Pracha Samasai under the Royal Patronage.
    1959 The Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women’s Association of Thailand Under the Patronage of Her Majestiy the Queen.
    1959 - 1961 Association of Social Workers.
    1960 Foundation For The Welfare of Needy School Children under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty The Queen.
  • Maharaj Foundation (Ministry of Interior).
  • Chairwoman of Foundating Committee of Pierra Maternity & Child Welfare under the Royal Patronage of Her Royal Highness The Princess Mother
  • 1962 Chair-person of Founding Committee of Woman Thai Muslim Orphan Help Foundation of Thailand
    1963 Community Youth Foundation.
    1965 League Foundation of Thailand. The Northest Orphan Foundation.
    C.) 16 Organizations Princess Prem (Ngarmchit) in charge of the Vice Chair-person committee member.
    1948 - 1967 Foundation for the blind in Thailand under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen.
    1949 Foundation of Siamese Association of University Women under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagaridra. (H.R.H. The King’s elder sister )
    1954 Culture Alumna Association.
    1958 - 1967 Foundation for the Deaf.
    1962 - 1965 The Thai Red Cross Society.
    1962 - 1963
  • She was the consultant of The Youth club volunteering.
  • Chairwomen of Social Welfare of The Rajaprajanigroh Foundation Under The Royal Patronage . The Orphan and Children Welfare Associate of Don Bosco.
  • 1964 - 1965 She was the President of Thailand – Spain-Cultural Associate.
  • John F Kennedy Fund.
  • She was consultant of Girl Guides Association of Thailand
  • 1968 She was consultant to the funding of Foundation of the Zonta Club Cleanliness and Health of Students.
    1970 Assisted in founding of SOS Children Foundation of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty The Queen.
    1975 She was consultant of Business and Professional Women's Association of Thailand.
  • The coordination between NGOs and the Civil Defence Ministry of Interior Committee.
  • Civil boy scout.
    Some Activities in Organizing and conferencing
    1957 Pioneered the Project to produce Orthosis and Prosthesis at Siriraj Hospital.
    1959 Organized Seminar for NGO’s and Unisef on Youth Issues at Bangkok.
    1962 Assisted set up the first Thai Physical Therapist Schools at Siriraj Hospital.
    1963 Chairwomen to Organize International Day of People with Disability for the first time.
    1967 Initiator of Polio Prevention Project (The first time in Thailand).
    1976 Chair-person of organize Thailand-Japan Friendship Tie to raise fund for Sai Jai Thai Foundation, to give new year gift for the soldiers, police officers, patrol officers in the border provinces.
    1975 - 1981 Consultant to Subcommittee of the Government's woman activities
  • Conference organizer for the Thai rural people (The first conference).
  • Organizing Committee member for The Support Arts and Crafts Centre of Thailand Night.
  • 1981 Chair-person to organize S.E.A Write (Southeast Asian Writers Award)
    1977 - 1978 Co-chair the event the deliberately helping military. (Police officers, Soldiers along the border provinces.
    1980 Conference organizer for the Thai rural people (The first conference).
  • Consultant to the Public Relation Subcommittee. Occasion of the Rattanakosin Bicentennial
  • Coordinating Committee member S.E.A. Write (Southeast Asian Writers Award)
  • 1983 Co-chair of organizing committee The Development of Handicraft Products
      Remark : During 1968 – 1975 Princess Prem (Ngarmchit) accompanied Prince Prem who was appointed to be Ambassador to India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Denmark and Norway.
    On behalf of the secretariat of Honor to The Thai Red Cross Society Princess Prem (Ngarmchit) paid a respectful visit to exchange ideas with General Alfred M. Gruenther, The Chairman of the American Red Cross Society and Mr. Samual Krahow, Director of International Relations at American Red Cross Society Head Quarter on May 20, 1963.

    Activities in International Organization and Foreign Affairs (among all other activities)
  • Elected President of the International Council of Women (“ICW”) between 1976-1979 at the General Meeting in Vancouver, Canada after being the Vice Present for six years before that. Because of her involvement in ICW, His Highness Prince Prem Purachatra had become the first male permanent member of ICW.
  • At ICW's 90th anniversary commemoration in 1978, Princess Prem (Ngamchit) proposed to Food and Agriculture Organization of the Uniteds Nations (FAO) to award Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand Ceres Medal of the year 1979 which was presented to Her Majesty at Chakri Maha Prasat Throne Hall on May 11th, 1979. During her office period, Princess Prem (Ngamchit) had extensively made internation trips to visit members as well as organize conferences and seminars around the world. She had also successfully secured financial support from the Royal Thai Government led by General Kriangsak Chomanan as Prime Minister at that time.
  •         With her immense determination to pursue her interest in women and youth's well being, Princess Prem (Ngamchit) supported the promotion of the United Nations' International Women's Year, International Year of Youth and Rural Development.
    Major achievements
    1 1977 – During ICW Board Meeting in Paris, Princess Prem (Ngamchit) through ICW representative pleaded to the United Nations to “protect world peace, anti-abuse in every part of the World” during the time of Khmer Rouge troop's intrusion to Thailand to rob and kill Thai people for food and properties along Prachin Buri and Aranyaprathet borders.
    2 1979 – Organized the event for ICW 90th anniversary commemoration and seminar “Women in Development” in Oslo, Norway where Queen Sonja of Norway (being Crown Princess at the time) also participated.
    3 Successfully organized ICW General Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya where South African women could participated in the event in Kenya. Given the tension between two nations, and at times, Nigerian and West African representatives refused to participate in conferences organized in South Africa, Prince Prem Purachatra negotiated with Foreign Ministers of the two countries and the representatives agreed to participate in the conference. There was also a one-day seminar to discuss “The Child Today, The World's Future” in 1979.
    4 Organized world's summit for rural women and experts' meeting on rural development in 1979 in Manila, Philippines under the theme “International Seminar of Leadership Training for Rural Women in Socio-economic Development” where President Marcos presided over the opening ceremony.
    5 Organized nternational Craft Conference and Exhibition under the Royal Patronage of Their Majesties the King and the Queen of Thailand (Conex'81) in 1981 in Thailand where Princess Prem (Ngamchit) successfully drew funds from Thai Government, UNFPA, UNICEF, ESCAP and UNIDO and work in collaboration of public, private and international organizations in promoting women's handmade and crafts in 88 countries around the world.
    Represented Thailand and Royal Thai Government in the following conferences/events (in chronologic order):
    1965 UNCTAD CASTASIA, International Social Development, New Delhi, India representing Thailand and ICW
    1973 European Society Conference, Helsinki, Finland
    1974 UN, World Foundation Conferences, Bucharest, Romania and Program Committee Member for international private organization (Tribune)
    1976-1979 UN Conference, New York, USA
  • UN Regional Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • The Commission on Status of Women Conference to Draft the Convention on Elimination of Discrimination of Women, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1978 UNESCO Regional Conference of Ministers and Those Responsible for Economic Planning in Asia and Oceania, Columbo, Srilanka
    1979 FAO World Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development
    1980 IWY (International Women Year) Mid-Decade Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Activities in Promotion of the States of Women
    1 Princess Prem (Ngamchit) was the first lady who pioneered and set foot in organized public welfare system to lessen social burden as a whole.
    2 With the Princess's continued ethical and graceful manner in pursuing her interest and duties, Princess Prem (Ngamchit) had been a role model who showed leadership and creativity in supporting women's activities, urging fellow women to take on activities which women never did before in the past, founding associations, foundations and clubs to coordinate efforts from various parts of the society and willingly initiating projects to serve societal needs in a sustainable manner.
    Activities in Mass Media
    1946-1968 Editor (the first lady's team) of Standard, Thailand's first English language weekly newspaper established during World War II to promote Thailand and convey the correct image of the country to the world
    1951-1968 Editor of “Yuwakachart” (The Thai Red Cross Youth Movement)
    1960-1968 Owner and Editor, “Raywadee” (Book for Women)
    1962-1966 Owner and Editor, “Yaowachon” (Youth's Book) to raise fund and grant youths from rural area to have a study trip to places and pay visit to important figures in Bangkok, which later the Royal Thai Government assumed this activities under its management
    1966 Publication Children's Book for Ministry of Education
    1967 Publication Travelogues to South America
    1970 Publication Leadership Training
    Final activities
    National level in youth and rural development
  • Founder and the first chairwoman of the Center of Cooperation for Rural Development Foundation, which was established by the agreement of 29 private and public organizations to promote rural development and coordination where Her Majesty the Queen contributed her personal money and Princess Prem (Ngamchit) join donated her personal properties as a founding fund.
  • Coordinating committee in establishing Ruamchit Norm Klao for Youth Foundation under Her Majesty the Queen's Patronage to grant scholarship to youths from rural area to receive proper education and secure employment. Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana (H.R.H. The King’s elder sister ) was the founding honorable chair-person while Princess Prem (Ngamchit) was the first Chair-person of the Executive Committee.
    International level in women development and culture
  • Honorable Chairwoman of ICW for 2 terms of 3 years each
  • Board Member, International Fund of UNESCO
    List of countries visited for social welfare, conference development projects:
    Afghanistan, Myanmar, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Lao, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam, Turkey, Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, England, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Russia, Yugoslavia, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Greenland, Peru, Uruguay, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, United States, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Senegal and Tanzania.
    Princess Prem (Ngarmchit) had dedicated more than 50 years of her life in public welfare, youth and women state promotion, human, social and rural development in local, regional and international levels. Her name was honorably recorded in The World Who's Who of Women, Third Edition, published by International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England.