BANGKOK, 15th April 2018 – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has called on every family to be loving and spend quality time together this Songkran holiday.
He said family is one of the most important institutions of Thai society and serves as the foundation of a strong and stable nation. Family provides for the rearing of children, provides a sense of identity among its members, and transfers culture between generations.
Because a peaceful society is made up of warm and loving families, Gen Prayut has asked family members to spend time during this year’s Songkran Festival, just being with one another.
To make sure that Thai families can support themselves, the government has introduced many campaigns and assistance measures such as the state fund for infants, career development programs, the National Savings Fund, monthly allowances for senior citizens, and the employment of elderly persons.
The prime minister then asked Thai youngsters to reach out to their older relatives more often and find topics to talk about such as the history of Thailand and its regions or useful tips to live a happy life.