Nationwide activities held to celebrate King’s birthday

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BANGKOK, Dec 1 — Thais across the country have begun holding activities to celebrate His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birthday on Friday, December 5.

Thai Prime Minister’s spouse, Naraporn Chan-o-cha, led a delegation of Cabinet spouses to give alms in honour of His Majesty the King earlier today at Rama 9 Temple, where the temple was also preparing nine youths for the monkhood ceremony, along with four girls who wish to become nuns in celebration of the King’s birthday anniversary.

The delegation later planted nine Chaiyapreuk ‘golden shower’ trees to wish His Majesty the King good health and prosperity.

Meanwhile, Education Permanent Secretary Suthasri Wongsamarn presided over the release of a caravan of 300 volunteers to do good deed at five temples in honour of His Majesty, which is also in line with the 12 Values of Thailand policy set up by the government on helping to create sustainable prosperity for the country.

Hua Hin Town Municipality in Prachubkhirikhan province has decorate the town with national and royal flags in honour of King Bhumibol, along with testing the millions of lights installed on Phet Kasem Road. The light displays symbolize the King’s intelligence and should be completed for display to the public on Wednesday.

In the meantime, 187 military and police officers, as well as vocational students and Chiang Rai residents decided to join the monkhood together at Wat Mai Sri Rom Yen temple in Chiang Khong district’s Huay Sor subdistrict in honour of his Majesty the King and to wish him good health and longevity.