Scholarship offered to `Seven’
| BANGKOK: A baby girl born on July 7, 2007 — 07/07/07 — in the back of a Thai taxi bearing the licence plate 7777 is to receive a scholarship worth 700,000 baht (RM71,100), a college said yesterday. |
“It is an unconditional scholarship that we gave to her because she was born on July 7 of the year 2007, and in a taxi with the licence plate 7777,” said Ratana Prasertsom, the rector of the institute.
“And when the mother and girl checked in at the hospital, they were given room 707 on the seventh floor.”
Thais place great faith in the mystical importance of numbers, and the succession of sevens in the baby’s birth is seen as deeply auspicious.
Newspapers have devoted entire pages to the infant and her good fortune.