A dazzling performance of song and dance at Kad Theatre
The cast, crew and organizers being
applauded for their wonderful performance of Paquita and Snow White 2007.
The 6th musical dance playing on “Paquita and Snow White
2007” show was held recently at the Kad Theatre in Chiang Mai to celebrate
His Majesty the King’s 80th year anniversary this year.
According to Mom Luang Preeyapun Sridhavat, Owner, Director and Principal of
the Chiang Mai Ballet Academy and as the organizing committee chairperson,
Thai Airways International, the Government Lottery Office, and Chiang Mai
Ballet Academy jointly sponsored this spectacular show of talents that
included singing and dancing.
Proceeds from this event were donated to the Royal charitable projects
through the Provincial Red Cross Chapter of Chiang Mai, and to the Disable
Maneenut Semarasut, a leading Thai singer performed together with dancers
from the Flamenco and Jazz Tap along with the popular and winning singers
from C-SA TV Channel 3, students from the Chiang Mai Ballet Academy and the
Kids from Chiang Rai.
A good deed for those in need
Prof. Dr. Phongsak Angkasit, Rector of Chiang Mai
University said in honor of HM the King’s 80th birthday celebrations on
5 December 2007 the university is setting up a project to provide
cataract surgery, extract wisdom teeth, insert false teeth and
rehabilitate dental health of 180 inmates of Chiang Mai Women’s Prison
Asst. Prof. Dr. Ms. Somsanguan Asayakhun, Head of the Ophthalmology
Department, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University said cataracts
causes the eyeball or the lens to become misty where otherwise it is
crystal clear. This blocks the light from entering the eye and results
in blurred vision. The process is gradual and eventually the eye turns
white and vastly impaired vision. If it remains untreated it will
eventually lead to total blindness. Cataracts are the main cause of
blindness in Thailand and 150,000 sufferers remain untreated each year.
The only treatment is to surgically remove the lens and replace it with
an artificial one and after which normal vision returns barring
On the occasion of HM the King’s 80th Birthday on 5 December the
University acknowledges the selfless grace of His Majesty in helping the
poor throughout the country and is therefore organizing the Project in
honor of HM the King’s Birthday to provide surgery to 180 cataracts
sufferers who lack the chance of having the surgery in order to save
From data provided by the Chiang Mai Women’s Prison many inmates are
suffering from tooth decay and are in pain. Because they remain
untreated it progresses into abscesses and swelling of the mouth and
nearby organs because they become infected. The cases are most severe in
the cases of wisdom teeth and can spread to other organs and even result
in death. Many of the inmates have lost lots of teeth and require false
teeth in order to chew food.
The patients need to be treated and receive dental health promotion. It
is a well know fact that the HM the King’s grace spreads to all Thais
and on the 5th of December each year prisoners are pardoned. His Majesty
is also worried about the health of the people as well as dental health.
The project will provide 90 wisdom teeth extractions, provide 90
patients with false teeth and also promote dental health to inmates of
Chiang Mai Women’s Prison.