BANGKOK, 7 August 2015 – Army Chief General Udomdej Sitabutr yesterday chaired a ceremony of presenting the royally bestowed commemorative ‘Bike for Mom’ gifts to 107 governmental units. The items, which are signature blue shirts and pins, will be distributed to government officials who work to support the Bike for Mom event in all provinces held to celebrate the national Mother’s Day on August 12th.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment also held a ceremony of presenting the royally bestowed gifts to its officials and later held a meeting to ensure their efficiency in handling the biking event on August 16th.
Meanwhile, a parade welcoming the gifts was held in Chiang Rai Province from Rong Khun Temple to the provincial city hall. Roi Et Provincial Administrative Office also stored the shirts and pins at its city hall, before distributing them to the registered cyclists next week.
In Chachoengsao Province, 200 military officers have been assigned to help facilitate the traffic and cyclists on the biking day. The province has also opened the biking track for residents to practice prior to the event. It hoped the participation of Chachoengsao people will help put the country’s name in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The Bike for Mom 2015 event, which commemorates the auspicious occasion of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 83rd birthday anniversary, will be held on August 16th.