Chonburi honors HM the King on National Labor Skill Standards Day

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Chonburi honored HM the King as the “Father of Thai Craft Standards” with a March 2 ceremony at Chalermprakiet Pavilion.

The Cabinet on Feb. 17 endorsed a Ministry of Labor proposal to confer upon His Majesty the title “Father of Thai Craft Standards” in recognition of his fine craftsmanship. March 2 also was designated National Labor Skill Standards Day.

The day commemorates the occasion on March 2, 1970 when, at Bangkok’s Lumpini Park, His Majesty gave a royal speech on Thai craftsmanship.

Gov. Khomsan Ekachai said His Majesty has abundant skills starting from building toys since he was young, a sailboat that he built for a Laemthong competition, the Chai Pattana water turbine, and establishing the Phradabos School teaching skills to youths and the less-fortunate.

Gov. Khomsan Ekachai leads commemorations for HM the King as the “Father of Thai Craft Standards”.Gov. Khomsan Ekachai leads commemorations for HM the King as the “Father of Thai Craft Standards”.

His Majesty the King is recognized for his wide-ranging talents and skills in many artistic fields. He mastered mechanics from the time he was a child, when he made his own radio set during his young days in Switzerland. He was interested in the use of various mechanical tools and developed a sense of detail and a love of construction. Whether winding his own electric motors or carving wooden gliders, His Majesty continued to try to achieve the best that he could. His gliders were practical, in that they were for flying rather than only for show.

Khomsan said the public sector has followed HM the King’s example to prepare Thailand’s labor sector for the ASEAN Economic Community.