Assoc. Prof. Dr. Winai Dahlan, Director of The Halal Science Center Chulalongkorn University received The King’s Service Medal, The Dushdi Mala (A.D. 1882) Achievement in
“The King’s Service Medal, The Dushdi Mala was founded by King Chulalongkorn as a royal decoration to be given only to the finest creations or innovations that contributes to the country. This is the first time that the skilled would be honored to follow the royal policies to create knowledge to further develop our country.”
“Considering the strict qualifications to receive the royal award, it is totally different from other royal decorations. The Dushdi Mala would be given only to the finest or unmatched achievements that greatly contribute to the country.”
During the reign of King Ananda Mahidol, The Dushdi Mala Royal Decoration was given to the person with finest skills proven by the society. The award remains the same as it used to be.
Today, the code of the royal decoration was amended to be given by the king to honor skilled experts that strongly contribute to the country.
The qualifications of the honored experts would be strictly considered, as the royal decoration is highly honored by many people especially the family members of the person.
The experts should have at least one of the following qualifications.
- Invented a new a system, procedure or innovation.
- Greatly developed an existing knowledge, procedure, or innovation.
- Proven by the society as a skilled expert in his/her field of knowledge.
Therefore, all achievements must be strictly proven as making great contributions to the society.
Considerations of the achievements are in the following criteria. Humanities, Education, Fine Arts, Social Sciences, Law, Science, Engineering, Medicine, Agriculture or other academic achievements according to The Dushdi Mala Royal Decoration Committee. The committee will send the results to the prime minister for approval. The Secretariat’s Cabinet will send the results to The Office of His Majesty’s Private Secretary to be passed on for the royal permission.
The awarded experts for The Dushidi Mala Royal Decoration 2009 consist of 4 criteria in the following.
Mr. Chaiyot Hemaratchata
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Winai Dahlan
Mr. Sutat Fucharoen
Mr. Sakol Panyim
Mr. Somchai Wongwiset
Mr. Arun Chaiseri
Mr. Winai Suratti
Mr. Sunthron Tantanand
The Dushdi Mala Royal Decoration was a honorable award for all Muslims since it’s the highest royal decoration for citizen. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Winai Dahlan, Director of The Halal Science Center Chulalongkorn University was the youngest of all the experts. In the evening, many scientists from ASEAN Countries congratulate for Dr. Winai’s success, including The Faculty of Allied Health Sciences led by Asst. Prof. Wanida Noppornpan, Dean of the faculty.