His Majesty the King’s utmost wish on the New Year’s Day is to see Thai people have compassion towards each other, help and encourage each other and keep strong bonds of friendship.
In his televised New Year address, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej urged people in every sector to cooperate for the happiness, stability and prosperity of all individuals and the nation as a whole.
He also expressed grateful appreciation to the people who had turned up in full force on his birthday with good intentions which he would never forget.
The 2013 royal new year greeting card shows His Majesty the King wearing a casual outfit flanked by his beloved royal pets, Khun Thongdaeng and Khun Mali. His Majesty’s poem on the card speaks of compassion which is a virtue and can bring happiness to all. The gratitude expressed to those who extend their compassion will add to ties of care and friendship between people. Small human smiling faces frame the postcard. (Photo: Courtesy Bureau of the Royal Household)
He thanked his subjects for their concern about his recent illness and their wishes for his speedy recovery and good health. He also extended his wishes for them to enjoy happiness and success in the coming year.
His Majesty urged all Thais to perform their duties to the best of their ability and allow wisdom to guide their actions.
“Each and every one of you should think first of the public interest in your personal behaviour and work performance. That is a truly sustainable benefit that everyone can share in, and it can lead to improved welfare for individuals and Thailand as a whole, which is what everyone desires.”
His Majesty called on the power of Khun Phra Sriratanatrai (Triple gems) and all that is sacred to protect his subjects and grant them happiness, success and good health in the new year.