Jul 3, 2009

Thailand FDC on "75th Anniversary of Thammasat University"

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75th Anniversary of Thammasat University

Date of Issue : 27 June 2009

Thammasat University was founded on June 27th, 1934. Its Thai name at birth was the "Wicha Thammasat and Karnmuang University' (the University of Laws and Politics) and its aim was to teach subjects related to the country's administration under a democratic system. It was initially operated as an open university offering an equal right and opportunity to education to all. It became a regular university in 1947 and the word 'Karnmeung' (Politics) was dropped from the university's title in 1952.

The Dome is the University symbol for all students and they often for all students and they often refer to themselves as 'Children of the Dome'. It is a building complex that was adapted from four old military barracks. Roofs were built to connect the four buildings and the centre of the third building became and additional part, decorated with a dome in the middle. The shape of the dome was inspired by an octagonal shape pencil, shapened to a fine point symbolizing how educational administration can sharpen the mind.

This is my first real posted FDC from Thailand and it is really nice.

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