Children, seniors come together for Mother’s Day at Centara Grand

0
310

The young and the old came together to celebrate Mother’s Day as the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort put on its second annual music and poetry dinner.

General Manager Andre Brulhart and top staff welcomed children from the Father Ray Foundation and senior citizens from the Banglamung Home for the Elderly to the hotel Aug. 11.

(Clockwise from left) Woranuch Suhsang, Sunne Weawmanee and Pramoal Iamma bring tears of joy to Grandmother Charoen Umphaiwong.(Clockwise from left) Woranuch Suhsang, Sunne Weawmanee and Pramoal Iamma bring tears of joy to Grandmother Charoen Umphaiwong.

Both the youngsters, elderly and staff sang the national anthem together to open the celebration of HM Queen Sirikit’s 79th birthday. The children remained on stage to sing songs about mothers, bringing tears to the eyes of some in the audience. The youngsters bowled over the rest of the crowd with their Mother’s Day poems, featuring lines such as “She is everything. We will not anger or hate her. Everyone wants to see their mothers.”

The seniors, who joined the children for a meal, said they were touched by the young voices. Jasmine garlands were presented to the mothers in the audience and then everyone sat down to eat.

A traditional Thai dance being performed in honor of HM Queen Sirikit and all the mothers in the world.A traditional Thai dance being performed in honor of HM Queen Sirikit and all the mothers in the world.

Youngsters from the Father Ray Foundation sing songs about mothers, bringing tears to the eyes of some in the audience.Youngsters from the Father Ray Foundation sing songs about mothers, bringing tears to the eyes of some in the audience.

HM Queen Sirikit, Mother of the Thai Nation, is honored on her birthday during a candlelit ceremony.HM Queen Sirikit, Mother of the Thai Nation, is honored on her birthday during a candlelit ceremony.