Government officials across the Eastern Seaboard recalled Thailand’s beloved King Rama V on the 104th Chulalongkorn Day.
Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho laid flower garlands on the King Rama V monument Oct 23 for “Somdej Piya Maharaj,” the “King that is loved and respected by his citizens.” Area police, council members, community leaders and local residents attended.
In Chonburi, Gov. Khomsan Ekachai laid a commemorative wreath before the Victory Monument at Chonburi City Hall in front of a crowd of public servants and students. Khomsan recalled the great king on the anniversary of his death.
Nurse from Bangkok Hospital Pattaya bring carry a wreath to lay in front of the Rama V monument in Banglamung.
In Sattahip, District Chief Phawat Lertmukda did similarly, laying a wreath with representatives of about 30 local agencies and organizations at the district’s monument. They expressed their loyalty to the memory of the King and participated in religious ceremonies.
Phawat recalled stories of how King Rama V worked hard through missions to better the kingdom of Thailand with his intellect, eventually, saving the kingdom from being conquered by the Europeans, who were at that time trying to conquer as much of Asia as possible.
HM King Chulalongkorn was born in 1853, the son of King Mongkut (Rama IV) and Her Majesty Queen Thep Sirinthorn. He is beloved of Thai people and considered a truly ‘enlightened’ ruler among historians. He died on October 23, 1910, after the second longest reign in the history of the Thai nation.
Gov. Khomsan Ekachai lights the candles for the religious services in Chonburi.
In Sattahip, District Chief Phawat Lertmukda lays a wreath at the district’s monument, expressing their loyalty to the memory of HM King Chulalongkorn.