PM heaps praises on a blind and a flag-picking school boy

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Two individuals were praised by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha on Friday.

In his weekly nationwide address, the prime minister praised 11-year old Prateep Chuangchu, a Mathayom 1 student of Ang Thong Patthamarote Witthayakhom School, for braving rains to pick up Thai flags which were blown away by strong winds and fell on the road in Ang Thong province.

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He said Prateep was a role model of a new generation of Thai youths who has the courage to do the right thing, particularly in showing patriotism.

The prime minister also thanked Mr Suriya Charoen for posting the video clip featuring the boy recovering the fallen flags in the social media. Although the incident may be regarded as insignificant, he said it demonstrated the true trait of the Thai society.

Monthien Boontan, president of the Association of the Blind, was the second one commended by the prime minister in his weekly address. He was recently re-elected as a member of the UN committee of the disabled people for the second four-year term.

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The prime minister said that Mr Monthien was a role model of a man who never gives up despite the fact that he was born into a poor farmer’s family and was blind from birth and has strived to work hard to win recognition.

He wished Mr Monthien to perform his duty for the good of blind people in Thailand and the rest of the world.