BANGKOK, 14 December 2014 – The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) held celebrations on the 42nd anniversary of its establishment at the Bangkok City Hall during 11-14 December 2014.
Bangkok Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra presided over Braminic rites held inside the city hall located on Dinsor Road. The rites were aimed at worshipping deities who have protected the city hall. The ceremony was conducted by a Brahmin chief and attended by BMA executives, officials and staff.
After the rituals, MR Sukhumbhand presided over the ceremony of sending out a caravan of BMA officials and volunteers who would perform activities useful to the general public. The caravan went to different places including welfare homes for orphaned children, hospitals, religious places. Some of the volunteers also cleaned canals and helped improve the scenery around Bangkok.
Bangkok Permanent Secretary Sanya Chenimit reported during the ceremony that the event was held under the concept “Moving Forward to the 43rd Year: Love Bangkok, Together Build Bangkok”.
There were also a ceremony to offer fresh and dried food to 143 Buddhist monks in the morning, followed by an award presenting ceremony to outstanding officials and staff, and a party.
The BMA was established by the 335th Announcement of the Revolutionary Council dated 13 December 1972, which abolished the Municipality of Bangkok and imposed a special administrative form on the city with a new name in Thai as “Krung Thep Maha Nakhon”